We’re always on the lookout for What’s New in the parks of Walt Disney World, and today we’re journeying to Animal Kingdom! Come along as we check out fun new merchandise, a seasonal cupcake, and… otters? Yeah…otters!
Animal Kingdom Times Guide
We start our tour with a look at the Times & Animal Guide! Even if you’re not at Walt Disney World it’s fun to daydream about how you’d spend your day!
Ahhhh, where should we go first? For a snack, of course!
Animal Kingdom Menu and Restaurant Updates
Creature Comforts is this park’s Starbucks location, and we found a lovely spring cupcake in the pastry case!
The Easter Cupcake is yellow cake with key lime filling, buttercream, toasted coconut, and fondant eggs.
You can get yours packaged to go if you prefer, but beware those warm temperatures!
At present, the Easter Cupcake is replacing the Tiger Cupcake. We’ll keep an eye out to see if the tiger returns after the Easter holiday.
You can also find this cupcake in Restaurantosaurus in DinoLand USA.
Upcountry Bar is still open in Africa, and they’ve added seating.
On our visit, Warung Outpost didn’t have any Kevin from UP! cupcakes. Cast members weren’t sure when or if they would return, but they’d been out the entire day.
Animal Kingdom Otter Grotto
Otter Grotto has officially reopened in the park’s Discovery Island.
This fun area has been under construction for months, but we’re happy to see otters playing again!
We’ll have a post with lots more pics coming soon!
Animal Kingdom Merchandise
Mombasa Marketplace has tons of pretty, impressive LovePop cards.
These three-dimensional cards are beautiful and feature tons of adorable and unique pop-ups!
The Star-Gazer Lily is stunning — and we all know someone who needs the unicorn!
LovePop opened a storefront in Disney Springs in October, but it’s nice to be able to shop these beauties in the parks, too!
Meanwhile in spirit jersey news (that’s totally a thing, right?), find this The Lion King jersey in Africa, too!
This The Lion King Loungefly backpack is so fabulous, it’s the perfect souvenir to celebrate the movie’s 25th anniversary and the upcoming live-action version!
The sock game is strong at Animal Kingdom — and there are loads of new designs!
The Mountain Man socks are a great partner to the Mountain Man hat we found in Hollywood Studios last week! (See that here!) Girls, no shame in wearing some Mountain Man socks while you’re runnin’ the world, btw. 😉
Mr. Toad’s got a pair of socks, too!
And for the cat lover, Disney Cats socks! So many fun felines here!
And we’re pretty sure these Wall-E and Eve socks aren’t new, but golly, they’re cute!
If you collect Disney World magnets, you’ll want to get your hands on these ‘it’s a small world’ magnets. We love this whole set!
And finally, a magnet tailor-made for the fridge: To All Who Come To This Happy Place!
And hello, Mickey, we’re loving this sipper!
Look at that little guy! Slouched down and happy.
And on that relaxing note, that’s What’s New at Animal Kingdom! Join us next time as we visit all the parks of Walt Disney World — and Disneyland! — to see What’s New!