There is a whole pride of eats and treats coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park this summer with offerings that celebrate some favorite characters and moments from Disney’s beloved tale, “The Lion King.”
All of the items listed below begin on May 24, 2019 and will run through the end of summer. From latte art and ice cream sandwiches to special cones and more, there are enough treats here to have a feast fit for a (lion) king!
Simba Ice Cream Sandwich – Available at Tamu Tamu
Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies and decorated with chocolate tail and an image of Simba
Simba’s Sunset Dole Whip – Available at Tamu Tamu
Pineapple Dole Whip topped with red syrup made up of watermelon and coconut.
King’s Cooler – Available at Tamu Tamu
Pineapple Dole Whip with rum topped with red syrup made up of watermelon and coconut
Asante Slush – Available at the Shave Ice Cart Near Harambe Market
Shaved ice topped with watermelon and passion fruit-mango syrup.
Serengeti Sangria – Available at Dawa Bar, Harambe Market, and Boneyard Bar
Bugs ‘n Grub Waffle Cone – Available at Anandapur Bus and Trilo-Bites
Chocolate soft-serve ice cream in a green cone with cookies and cream “dirt” crumbles, gummy worms, and a chocolate beetle
“The Lion King” Novelty Sipper and Popcorn Bucket – Available Later this Summer at various Outdoor Vending Locations throughout the Park
Only available while supplies last
“The Lion King” Latte Art – Available at Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co.
Special latte art featuring Simba
Lion’s Latte – Available at Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co.
Hot or iced latte with white chocolate and coconut and featuring Joffrey’s “Flavors of Africa” artisan roast coffee from Kenya
Simba Cupcake – Currently available at Pizzafari
Yellow vanilla cupcake filled with white chocolate mousse and topped with buttercream, an edible piece featuring Simba, and a fierce mane of orange and yellow icing
Simba and Nala Waffles – Currently available at Tusker House (breakfast only)
Kid’s waffles featuring Simba and Nala
Special “The Lion King”-themed Merchandise – Available at Mombasa Marketplace, Discovery Trading Company, and Island Mercantile
You can enjoy these treats in style with apparel including a Long Live the King Black Youth Tee, a Simba Youth Baseball Cap, and a Hakuna Matata Adult Tee
But that’s not all – in addition to all of these fun treats, there are a few more ways you can celebrate “The Lion King,” such as the new limited-time dining experience – Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night. This event happens on Wednesday nights throughout the summer and takes Guests on a flavorful journey inspired by the animated classic. You can take a train ride to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, enjoy live entertainment, and graze on hors d’oeuvres featuring authentic African fare plus a variety of other delicious selections.
And as we’ve previously shared, next door at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jiko – The Cooking Place is featuring a limited-time special “Lion King”-themed prix fixe menu.
While you’re on your Walt Disney World vacation enjoying some delicious treats at Animal Kingdom, be sure to take a break and enjoy some over at Hollywood Studios with our 30th anniversary Foodie Guide.
If you find yourself headed to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge this summer be sure to read our Foodie Guide for this brand new land. And take advantage of the new Extra, Extra Magic Hours for Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guests!
Dean has been writing and blogging for over 10 years. He specializes in Disney theme park news including updates, openings, special events and general advice for travelers. He doesn’t shy away from the good, the bad and the ugly. His previous work includes being a Cast Member at Disneyland and working as a travel agent.