There are delicious sweets like the Pongu Lumpia and Dole Whip WITH RUM, as well as some of our favorite quick service stops like Satu’li Canteen and Flame Tree Barbecue! We keep having good eats in Animal Kingdom, and today we found another great treat!
Karibu! Welcome to the new Harambe Market in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
This brand new Counter Service location in the Africa section of the park features four distinct serving stations offering dishes based on African street food, and plenty of beverages.
You have to look for it a bit —it’s tucked behind Tamu Tamu Refreshments, and this new section creates a continuing path from the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction to the road leading from Africa to Asia. Once you get there, the surrounding area begins pulling you into the setting and story even before you set foot past the official entrance….
The new Harambe Market area is ready to welcome guests from all around the globe.
You walk into the official Market through this entryway.
When Disney released the first info about the marketplace to come, they shared a bit of its story as well: the marketplace serves as a center of commerce serving food and goods to world travelers who have come to the town as a respite before or after their safari adventures seeking out the animals of Africa. Of course, we’ll be getting to the food :), but here are a few glimpses of the market.
The water tower stands tall as a landmark over the marketplace.
Whenever the Wildlife Express Train goes by on its trips to and from Rafiki’s Planet Watch, it’s even more believable that you’ve stepped into a place that hosts traveling guests. It’s truly transportive.
If you’re like me and could spend all day checking out the detailed signs and wall art all over Animal Kingdom, get ready to have an absolute field day in here.
As always, some of the posters and bits of art make you smile while others are more thought-provoking, but all [Read more…]
So, if you’ve been following along recently, you know that LOTS of changes are in store for Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
Among them, Starbucks is due to open in mid-June, and the new Harambe Market will bring us FOUR new walkup food windows (along with merchandise shops) when it opens in late May. Add to that there are still rumors floating around about the possible addition of a Table Service restaurant to be located in part of what is currently Pizzafari… well, suffice it to say, the dining options at Animal Kingdom are certainly expanding!
With so many new food stops in the works, it’s bound to affect some of the established eateries around the park. In fact, we’ve already begun to see hints of change starting at Tamu Tamu Refreshments.
You see, it’s located in the village of Harambe in Animal Kingdom’s Africa, so it’s just across the way from where the Market will be.
Since the Harambe Market will have a whole slew of new entrees to choose from, the menu at Tamu Tamu just switched over to focus entirely on desserts and drinks as opposed to its previous entrees like curry dishes and the Pulled Beef Sandwich.
Lucky me, I had a group of friends visiting Animal Kingdom who offered to try them ALL!
Or perhaps I should say, “Lucky THEM,” because altogether there are FIVE desserts on the menu!
While the Pineapple Whip Soft-serve (with Dark or Coconut Rum) has been available since last May, the Chocolate Waffle with Espresso Mousse, Double Chocolate-Chip Ice Cream Sandwich, Mickey Ice Cream Chocolate Cookie Sundae, and Chocolate-covered Espresso Beans are all BRAND NEW to Tamu Tamu!
Let’s take them one by one, starting with the Chocolate Waffle topped with an Espresso Mousse.
The group reported that the waffle was [Read more…]