Welcome back, DFB friends! We’re here with another What’s New at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
And, we’ve got plenty of updates to share with you! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive right on in!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Food Updates
In honor of the debut of Raya and the Last Dragon on March 5th, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has rolled out a bunch of themed treats across the park!
Isle of Java
The five-spice mousse is placed on top of a chocolate cake with a chocolate velvet shell and crispy chocolate pearls for the finishing touches.
Even though the Baby Tuk Tuk Mousse is adorable, there is a WHOLE lot of mousse packed into this treat for $5.99!
Dino Bite Snacks
If you can’t get enough of Baby Tuk Tuk (we can’t), you can also find the Baby Tuk Tuk Ice Cream Sundae at Dino Bite Snacks. Disney calls it a “yummy sundae built for speed” with its chai spiced caramel cake, chai caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream, green tea cake crumbs, salted caramel crispy pearls, and an edible image of Baby Tuk Tuk.
The flavors are a bit different on this treat, so be ready for a kick of matcha whenever you try it in Disney’s Animal Kingdom for $6.99.
Dino Bites also has an exclusive cookie for Annual Passholders as a bunch of Passholder experiences also arrive in the parks!
The soft sugar cookie is decorated with colorful Mickey sprinkles and a Donald Passholder Magnet image on top with some vanilla frosting for $4.04!
Anandapur Ice Cream Truck
Last, but not least, the final Raya treat in the park is over at the Anandapur Ice Cream Truck. And, my, is it BEAUTIFUL! The Mighty Mist Soft-Serve Ice Cream is basically Instagram ready with its colorful hues agains the backdrop of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The soft serve is a swirl of strawberry and vanilla ice cream on top of a cone that’s been dipped in blue-colored white chocolate and rolled in sparkling sugar for an extra enchanting appearance.
It may be very pretty, but the Mighty Mist Soft-Serve Ice Cream is also very messy for $5.49! We recommend packing wipes or snagging some napkins before you pick up this treat!
After all those snacks, you can wash them down with the four specialty drinks for Annual Passholders on the Restaurantosaurus Lounge‘s menu. You can sip on the Tyrannosaurus Wreck for $12, Fossil Fuel for $12, Pterodactyl Punch for $10.50, and non-alcoholic Triceraberry Pop for $4.99.
We picked up the Tyrannosaurus Wreck mixed up with Blue Curaçao, Crème de Cassis, Diplomatico Rum, Tito’s Vodka, Hendrick’s Gin, Sweet & Sour, and a splash of Sprite…
…and the Fossil Fuel that included Midori, Tito’s Vodka, Sweet & Sour, and Lime Juice in the cocktail!
The drinks had a kick of tartness and were pretty boozy! So, if you like a strong drink with great flavor, you’ll want to head over to Restaurantosaurus ASAP!
Ice Cream Carts
When we were near Pizzafari, we noticed that the ice cream trucks were selling Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuits for breakfast!
Anybody else hungry just thinking about it?
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Merchandise Updates
Discovery Island Trading Co.
On top of all the themed treats in the park, Raya and the Last Dragon merchandise has also taken over the stores too!
You can find POP! Funko figurines…
…tees, and MORE items inspired on the movies on the shelves!
And, you can check out everything we found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom by clicking below!
We may have spotted the huge Frozen-inspired mug in Disneyland already, but it’s taken a trip over to the shelves in Disney’s Animal Kingdom now too! The MASSIVE Marshmallow Mug is perfect for your giant cups of coffee or even soup…
…with smiling Snowgies stacked together to make the handle. (Don’t worry, though — your drinks won’t all be frozen when you put them inside the mug!)
Since this mug is pretty big, we think it’s a steal for $19.99 as you chill out at home with your family and friends.
The Alex and Ani displays in the stores have now been updated with locked plastic boxes.
Guests that are wanting to look at the Alex and Ani bracelets and jewelry now must ask a Cast Member for assistance.
Annual Passholders can also grab a few extra goodies in Disney’s Animal Kingdom right now since the Donald Duck Annual Passholder Magnet has returned! The magnet is available in the park Mondays through Fridays until 4PM while supplies last!
And, we all know how quickly those magnets disappear, so we recommend making your way over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom soon for yours!
The Skyliner Dooney and Bourke Bags have finally made their way into the parks and online! While we spotted them in the Magic Kingdom, they also popped up at the Island Mercantile in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
The bags are decorated with various character-themed Skyliner gondolas as they soar across the sky with Disney World attractions and landmarks in the background.
Guests are able to pick up the satchel for $268…
…as well as the tote bag for $268 as well in Disney World!
We’re already obsessed with them and can’t wait to take them with us during our next trip on the Skyliners!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Entertainment Updates
Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures
Passholders can also head over to DinoLand U.S.A. right now to receive a complimentary prize when they purchase 3 game tickets during their visit!
What games are you going to play first?
As you wait for the premiere of the film, you can actually learn how to draw the characters from Raya and the Last Dragon over at The Animation Experience at Conservation Station! Guests can make their own Baby Tuk Tuk drawing AND get a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the inspiration for the characters from Kelly Marie Tran (voice of Raya) and Awkwafina (voice of Sisu).
The showtimes at the Conservation Station are running during 45-minute increments, starting at 10AM and ending at 4:45PM before Disney’s Animal Kingdom closes for the day.
We’re sure your Tuk Tuk drawing is going to look JUST as cute as Disney’s!
Discovery Island Stage
But, that’s not all the Raya entertainment in the park! We’ve been keeping our eye on the progress of the massive sand sculpture inspired by the film. Guests can spot carved images of the characters and the film’s logo now that the display is finished on the Discovery Island Stage!
The sculpture was completed by a team of 2 artists as they constructed it from scratch for over 24 hours in the park.
Raya, Tuk Tuk, Sisu the last dragon, and the Ongi never looked better!
Well, that’s all for this What’s New at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! We’ll catch you next time for more updates! And, if you have any questions about your Disney vacation, let us know so we can help you find the answers.
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