Disney’s Animal Kingdom park is one of the best examples of how the elements of nature, and the cultural influences of people, connect in celebration of life and prosperity in our world. Although the park is designed to give guests an opportunity to observe and discover many animals from the different parts of the planet, Animal Kingdom also showcases the lifestyles and traditions of the people in those same areas. One of the most exciting aspects of these cultures is their food. Throughout Animal Kingdom, there are many places to sit down to enjoy a meal, to grab a quick-service entree, or to pick up a few quick snacks between attractions and rides. Here are our recommendations for the best snacks at Animal Kingdom.
Pongo Lumpia (Pandora: The World of Avatar)
One of the best lands in Animal Kingdom is Pandora: The World of Avatar. In the Pongu Pongu Quick Service window located at the exit of the Windtrader’s Shop in the Pandora, you can get Pongu Lumpia, a delicious spring roll filled with pineapple cream cheese. Every bite gives a generous taste of pineapple in this light, flavorful treat. While you are there, pair up the Pongu Lumpia with a Pandora inspired beverage and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of this unique area of Animal Kingdom. An honorable mention goes to the creative and colorful desserts right next door at Satu’li Canteen!
Colossal Cinnamon Roll (Kusatiri Bakery: Africa)
As far as best value goes with the snacks at Animal Kingdom, NOTHING compares to the Colossal Mickey-Shaped Cinnamon Roll. This dinner plate-sized treat is definitely a contender for one of the biggest snacks in all of Walt Disney World. And as if the size isn’t impressive enough, the sweet taste and soft roll lands this treat high up on our list of best snacks in Animal Kingdom. Unless you can handle the whole thing at once, the perk of this sweet treat is that you can enjoy small pieces of it at a time, or share it with others in your party. We highly recommended this out as one of your snacks for those with longer gaps in between dining experiences.
Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries (Mr. Kamal’s: Asia)
French Fries are easily one of the best types of snacks to have while walking around any amusement or theme park, but Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries top the list of a classic with a kick. Topped with tzatziki salad and sriacha ketchup, this is one of the snacks at Animal Kingdom that has quickly become a fan favorite among guests. Mr. Kamal’s also offers some of the other best snacks in Animal Kingdom like fried dumplings and hummus. Additionally, you can get an order of fries with 4 different dipping sauces, which is a fun way to sample new flavors with friends and family.
Pineapple Dole Whip with Rum (Tamu Tamu Refreshments: Africa)
The Dole Whip has become a staple iconic treat for Disney guests over the years, but how can you make something the best? Add a splash of rum to it! This flavorful, island drink makes its way into the heart of the African section of the park, and continues to be one of the best snacks on those warm, Florida afternoons for guests as they stroll through the Animal Kingdom’s many discovery zones. This snack is only for guests over 21, but you can also purchase the original Dole Whip at Animal Kingdom, as well.
Fried Rice (Yak & Yeti: Asia)
Yak and Yeti at Animal Kingdom is known for its table service. But did you know they have a quick service option too? This Animal Kingdom favorite offers a number of snacks, but the side of Fried Rice offers tremendous value when it comes to portion compared to price. We also included the Fried Rice on this list as one of the best snacks that could provide some sustainability and hold you over from meal to meal. If you order a side of fried rice, it only counts as 1 snack credit if you are on any of the dining plans.
While these are a few of our favorite snacks Animal Kingdom offers, there are many other great choices throughout the park. The Harambe Market section of Africa has many different things to try, as well as Flame Tree BBQ located in Discovery Island. With the wide variety of selections available, we are sure you will find many things to add to your list of favorite snacks to return for at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
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