Are you ready to sweet what’s WILD and new at Disney’s Animal Kingdom??
We took an adventurous trek to the park this week. We expected to find a few updates since Christmas has ended. What we found were a LOAD of new snacks, new merchandise, and a few menu updates. Come see what’s new and poppin’ at Animal Kingdom!
Animal Kingdom Food Update
The Starbucks location had packed the treat case with a few new sweets! First up, we tried the new Cheetah Brownie. The brownie surprised us and ended up having a surprise cookie inside! We were pleasantly surprised by the hidden brookie, mocha mousse, and crispy pearls tucked inside.
You can purchase the brookie for $5.49.
We washed our sweets down with the new Pistachio Frappuccino! The coffee is made with sweet pistachio flavor blended with milk, and ice, then finished with whipped cream and a rich, salted brown-buttery topping.
The Pistachio drink is also available as a warm latte. The frappuccino costs $5.99.
The Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwich has returned for Valentine’s Day! The crowd-favorite sweet treat looks a little different this year. It’s now made with sugar cookies and rolled in a lot of red sprinkles. We loved the strawberry ice cream and real strawberries too!
You can try the ice cream sandwich for $6.99.
One more sweet caught our eye on our adventure. The market is selling a Double Chocolate Butterscotch Banana Muffin. What a name! You can probably guess what’s in this muffin. Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, with a banana and chocolate muffin.
This muffin was heavy on the chocolate and light on the butterscotch. Chocolate lovers will like it! It costs $6.99 and can also be found at Trek Snacks and the Pandora snack cart.
A few quick updates! Some Christmas specials were removed from the menus. The limited-time Peppermint Cream Cheese Mousse was removed from Satu’li Canteen and the Peppermint Ice Cream from Anandapur Ice Cream Truck as well.
And, the fresh popcorn stands were not open during our visit. It’s unclear why they were closed, but it could be due to low crowds.
We’ll keep an eye out for more menu updates!
Animal Kingdom Attraction Updates
Kali River Rapids
The water tubing ride is officially closed for refurbishment. The closure was scheduled by Disney and is most likely due to the cooler weather.
The attraction is scheduled to reopen on April 1st, 2021.
Animal Kingdom Merchandise Update
New Pandora pins have appeared in Animal Kingdom! We spotted the new Avatar pins in Pin Traders and Island Mercantile. The large pin on top is $19.99, featuring the banshees and mountains. The bottom two are $9.99 each and feature the Avatar “A” logo and the Floating Mountains.
You can also purchase the Pandora Mystery Pin box for $15.99.
We also spotted NEW pressed penny designs. You can now get your pennies pressed with the 2021 imprint. Goodbye, 2021!
Disney has released a new solid colored MagicBand to add to your growing collection! The new band features a Navy Blue color.
The new band is $14.99.
Lastly, you can now pick up a Conservation Button by donating to the Disney Conservation Fund. You can choose to donate any amount you want and Disney will match your donation. Ask a Cast Member about the buttons and they will help you donate and receive your button!
That’s all for now! We’ll be back at Disney’s Animal Kingdom real soon for more food, merchandise, and attraction updates!
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