Hey, everybody! It’s time for another roundup of What’s New at Animal Kingdom!
It sure was WILD celebrating the holidays at Animal Kingdom in a new way this season, but now that Christmas is over, things are starting to return to normal! Join us for a walk through the park to see what’s been happening since our last visit!
It’s a gorgeous day for a trek around Animal Kingdom, so enough monkeying around! Let’s get going!
Food Update in Animal Kingdom
While the Merry Menagerie puppets have flown the coop, the Merry Menagerie Popcorn Buckets have stayed behind! We also saw other styles of refillable holiday popcorn buckets still hanging around — like these Mickey Elf Popcorn Buckets at the Mahinidi Popcorn and Snack Stand in Africa!
Meanwhile, on Discovery Island, the Merry Menagerie Cupcake was no longer available at Pizzafari, but the Simba Cupcake for $5.99 has decided to stick around! He’s a timeless classic, after all! We first saw him appear waaaay back in 2014, and then return in 2019 for The Lion King’s 25th anniversary! Looks like he’ll still be roaring in the 20s — at least for a little while!
Smiling Crocodile and Terra Treats
Now that the holiday crowds have come and gone, we bid farewell to the seasonally-open spots Smiling Crocodile and Terra Treats! We’ll see you guys again once to park gets busy again, but for now, we’ll dampen our sadness with shorter wait times and not shuffling around the park in a sea of humanity! 😉
Isle of Java
Over at Isle of Java, the seasonal drinks are still prowling around on its menu. If you didn’t get your fill of them during the holiday season, hurry over there before they disappear!
Eight Spoon Cafe
And since we hadn’t stopped by the Eight Spoon Cafe for one of our favorite snacks (and best value for a Disney Dining Plan snack credit) in a while, we had to grab a Baked Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork for $6.79!
This thing is seriously legit! So noodly and cheesy and porky. There’s nothing about it we don’t absolutely LOVE and obsess over when we close our eyes at night!
Harambe Fruit Market
At the Harambe Fruit Market, we saw they’ve upgraded their Corn on the Cob sign — a tasty treat which is also DDP snack credit eligible for you folks rockin’ the 2020 Disney Dining Plan!
Tamu Tamu Refreshments
And at Tamu Tamu Refreshments, we noticed they too are now serving the Colossal Cinnamon Roll! Speaking of most-bang-for-your-DDP-snack-credit, this thing is HUGE! You can find ‘em at various other locations throughout the park including Creature Comforts and Kusafiri Bakery as well!
At Zuri’s Sweets, their bakery case has returned to its regularly-scheduled treats and is no longer serving seasonal items.
And just like Smiling Crocodile and Terra Treats, Caravan Road has closed. We’ll let you know when we see these guys open back up!
Anandapur Ice Cream Truck
If you’re a fan of the Forbidden Mountain Cone, you’ll be happy to know it’s still available at Anandapur Ice Cream Truck!
And at Dino Bites, it looks like the Double Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich isn’t extinct yet which is SUPER-exciting since it was one of our favorite holiday goodies! But unfortunately, the Chips and Queso they were serving as part of Animal Kingdom’s Tasting Sampler is no longer available.
Merchandise Update in Animal Kingdom
We scoped out this new Space Mountain Puzzle for $22.99. We love the retro attraction poster it features!
And now that Christmas has ended, Disney World is moving on to Valentine’s Day! We spotted these tasty-looking Valentine’s Day Krispy Treats for $4.69! What a way to show your sweetheart you love them!
Well, folks! That’s it for this edition of What’s New in Animal Kingdom — until next time! We’ll be back soon with more reporting, but for now, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with all the latest Disney World happenings!
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