Would you just look at what’s roared into Disney’s Animal Kingdom?
Hello from a rainy Animal Kingdom! The rain might have kept a few people away… but not us 😉 ! Umbrella in hand, we explored the park and found all the new items, changes, and more for you!
Here’s everything we found including new sweets, menu updates, new merchandise, and the arrival of the 2019 Walt Disney World mugs!
There’s been no shortage of adorable cupcakes popping up at Walt Disney World this holiday season, like this whimsical Rainbow Unicorn Cupcake or this incredibly detailed Snowman Cupcake. We’ve got another new cupcake review for you today: the Mickey Christmas Tree Cupcake!
So where can you find this super-cute sweet treat, and how does it taste?
There were a few announcements from Disney today about new menus, additions, and more at popular locations in both Disneyland and Disney World. We’ve already tried some of these items, and the rest are on our to-try list, so stay tuned for reviews and updates! We’ll start out in Disneyland with the brand new menu we reviewed earlier for you.
Disneyland’s Hungry Bear has a brand new menu that includes this Cherry Coca-Cola Funnel Cake plus new sandwiches and burgers.
In Disney World, at Epcot’s Coral Reef Restaurant, you’ll now find a whole stuffed Maine lobster that comes with crispy baby potatoes, asparagus, béarnaise sauce, lemon, and butter. Read our latest review of Coral Reef Restaurant and see if we thought it could rise to the surface or not.
Back in July, we told you about Animal Kingdom’s newest place to chill out: Restaurantosaurus Lounge. At the time, it was described as undergoing a three month trial period and had limited hours from 5PM to closing. But we loved the concept, particularly as indoor air conditioned places to rest our adventuring feet are always welcome in Walt Disney World’s largest park.
That said, as much as we love the concept, sticking a “lounge” in a corner of a counter service restaurant does not make for a relaxing retreat. We’ll give you our full thoughts at the end of this article, but first — some details… .
The Animal Kingdom called out to us and we had to visit this week! We found so many new food items AND new merch that we had to make our regular “What’s New” into two posts! We’re tackling food first, of course!
Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Discovery Island New Menu Items
Creature Comforts (this park’s Starbucks location) is offering a new Strawberry Cake Pop that we think is smiling at us! It’s really delicious if you’re a strawberry fan!
Good news for coffee lovers out there who don’t want to stand in a Starbucks line for a cup of regular brewed coffee – the hot dog cart located near Pizzafari and Tiffins now has coffee available starting at park open and is typically available until around 1pm.
Nomad Lounge has some new menu items available – and these are included on their allergy-friendly menu. Items include:
- Accara: Black Eyed Pea Fritters
- Impossible Burger Sliders
- Truffle Poutine
The chefs at Tiffins have been busy! There is a new lunch tasting menu as well as other new items on their menu including Peaches and Cream appetizer, Crispy Corn Cake entree, and a Tiffins Dessert Trio. The Lunch Tasting Menu is served from 11:30 – 3:30 and is $35.00 per person. It includes choice of one appetizer and one entree OR choice of one entree and one dessert.
Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Pandora New Menu Updates
Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Africa New Menu Updates
- Lost on Safari now comes with Starr African Rum instead of Pink Pigeon Rum
- Ngumu Jungle Juice now comes with Snow Leopard Vodka and Peach Schnapps instead of Myers Dark Rum
Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Asia Menu Updates
Disney World’s Animal Kingdom DinoLand USA Menu Updates
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You may already be familiar with Restaurantosaurus in Animal Kingdom’s Dinoland, U.S.A. This popular Counter Service option serves up classics like Burgers and Chicken Nuggets in a super fun — and seriously funny (check it out here!) — atmosphere.
Well, a new offering has just arrived at Restaurantosaurus! Should you find yourself in Dinoland looking for a spot to relax and unwind, you can visit the Restaurantosaurus Lounge! [Read more…]
It’s time for a party with Donald Duck — and friends! — at Donald’s Dino-Bash in Animal Kingdom!
To join the Bash, head on over to DinoLand, U.S.A. in Animal Kingdom.