Having some post-holiday blues? Step inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a little pick-me-up!
It’s time to head into the theme park full of wild animals and wild rides! We headed inside to seek out new food, merchandise, and attraction updates. Come check out what’s new at Animal Kingdom!
Animal Kingdom Food Update
Did you think we were done with Christmas treats?? Guess again! We found a Holiday Trio dessert special from Nomad Lounge so we had to give the treats a try! The special comes with a Gingerbread Mousse, a Peppermint Mickey Dome, and a Black Forest Cake. Fair warning: these desserts were SWEET, but we did enjoy having another holiday snack!
The dessert trio is $13 and is available until January 2nd.
A NEW Golden Margarita has popped into DinoLand, USA! This marg is what salty, tequila dreams are made of. It’s made with Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, Grand Marnier, Sweet-and-Sour, Lime Juice, and Sparkling Golden Salt.
The drink is supposed to come topped with a Golden Lime slice, but the Cast Member said they were having a hard time keeping them stocked. Ah, well! We still thought it was delicious and refreshing! The drink costs $14.
We headed into Restaurantosaurus seeking out more holiday specials. There weren’t any on the menu, but the bartender offered to whip us up a little something. The Raspberry Fizz used to be served at a pop-up bar so the bartenders mixed us this secret menu surprise! It’s made with Bacardi Raspberry, Sprite, and cranberry juice and garnished with a strawberry.
Disney bartenders are really experienced and knowledgeable. If you’re interested in a drink that’s not on the menu, feel free to ask if they can make it for you. They might be able to help you out and it doesn’t hurt to ask!
Also, just so you know, the Christmas Tree Popcorn Buckets were still on sale at the popcorn stands. Get yours before they leave for the holidays!
Animal Kingdom Atmosphere Update
Disney World has been very crowded this past week. The leftover Christmas crowds are still coming in droves. We noticed LONG lines extending outside of attractions and winding through paths…
…a huge PhotoPass line for a picture in front of the Tree of Life…
…and crowd congestion in pathways.
The line for Kilimanjaro Safaris was so long that it extended into the Festival of the Lion King queue! (We were hoping that we would be able to enter the empty theatre while waiting in line, but no such luck!)
We should note that the looks extra long due to physical distancing. The wait time was posted at 45 minutes when it extended into the theatre queue.
Pandora – World of Avatar
We also popped into Pandora – World of Avatar to take in the atmosphere. We noticed that the main waterfall that flows from the Floating Mountains was turned off! We were told that the water is turned off when it’s cold so it doesn’t blow freezing water on guests. It still makes a cool photo op without the water!
Animal Kingdom Merchandise Update
Discovery Trading Co.
We found this awesome National Cane Cane Celebrate Today pin. It appropriately stars Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas and costs $17.99.
At this point, the only items not part of the sale are Christmas ornaments.
Two more important updates before we go. We got more pics of the baby Babirusa that was born last summer. Look at how big she’s getting!!
And, as a quick reminder…
That’s all for today! We’ll be back real soon to try more drinks, wait in more lines, and take pics of more baby animals!
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