It’s going to be a wild summer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, especially with so many exciting offerings during the 25th anniversary of The Lion King. Starting Friday, May 24, 2019 an array of new Lion King-inspired treats will be roaring into Disney’s Animal Kingdom! These treats will only be available during the summer months, so if you’re headed to Walt Disney World this summer don’t miss out.
Cool off during the hot, Orlando summer with this refreshing new slush. This shaved ice slush is topped with watermelon and passionfruit-mango syrup for adventurous flavor! Guests can find this icy treat at the Shave Ice Cart near Harambe Market.
Bugs ‘n’ Grub Waffle Cone
If the Hakuna Matata portion of The Lion King ever made you want to try Timon and Pumbaa’s favorite grub, you’re in luck! Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be offering the Bugs ‘n’ Grub Waffle Cone this summer which consists of chocolate soft-serve ice cream in a bright green waffle cone topped with cookie crumble “dirt”, gummy worms, and a chocolate beetle. This cone will be available at the Anandapur Bus and Trilo-Bites!
King’s Cooler & Simba’s Sunset
A fun and fruity twist on your classic Dole Whip with rum is available this summer. Enjoy Dole Whip with rum topped with a red syrup made from flavors of watermelon and coconut! The non-alcoholic version of the King’s Cooler is known as Simba’s Sunset. Both will be available for the summer at Tamu Tamu Refreshments!
You’ll have no worries once you try Joffrey’s latest latte creation inspired by The Lion King. Guests can order a hot or iced latte that’s made with a blend of coconut, espresso, and white chocolate. To make this coffee creation even better, you can get a special latte art featuring Simba right on top!
The Lion King Sipper and Popcorn Bucket
In search of a perfect summer souvenir for your time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Grab yourself a Lion King sipper or popcorn bucket while supplies last. The sipper features a young Simba, while the popcorn bucket has an adult lion carving similar to the Festival of the Lion King banner! Both souvenirs are great for snack time in the parks, and even after you’ve left the Disney property. You can find both while supplies last around the park at various Outdoor Vending Locations.
Is Sangria more your speed? Try the Serengeti Sangria around Disney’s Animal Kingdom this summer! This red sangria can be found at the Boneyard Bar, the Harambe Market, and the Dawa Bar.
Simba and Nala Waffles
Start your day off on the wild side at Tusker House in Africa! This summer during breakfast only, guests can enjoy fun waffles featuring young Simba and young Nala. There’s no better meal before you embark on an adventurous day around Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
It wouldn’t be a complete sweet treats guide without a specialty cupcake! This treat is inspired by a young Simba who just can’t wait to be king. Working on his roar, this Simba cupcake is made of yellow cake filled with white chocolate mousse. The Simba cupcake is topped with colorful buttercream, an edible candy simba face, and a bold orange and yellow icing mane! You can find this cupcake at Pizzafari.
Simba Ice Cream Sandwich
This gigantic ice cream sandwich is made from two fresh chocolate chip cookies and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The top features an image of Simba and a chocolate icing mane and tail! You can find this sweet treat at Tamu Tamu Refreshments all summer long.
The Lion King fun doesn’t stop with treats! There are fun PhotoPass spots, specialty merchandise, and other anniversary events taking place all summer to celebrate this film’s 25th anniversary. So if you end up in Disney’s Animal Kingdom this summer, don’t forget to try these limited time treats!