Disney unveils sweet treats at Animal Kingdom ahead of 25th anniversary

Park will celebrate milestone on April 22

Elephant Cupcake (Disney)

BAY LAKE, Fla.Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is going wild with some all-new sweet and savory treats.

Beginning Tuesday, guests will find a number of new offerings that celebrate planet Earth and the park’s 25th anniversary on April 22.

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Guests will find new dishes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom quick-service food locations, restaurants and neighboring resort hotels.

“Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating the world around us and its creatures all throughout the month with the help of the talented Disney chefs and mixologists,” Disney explained on its blog. “As part of Disney Planet Possible, we’re dedicated to reducing our environmental footprint, supporting conservation efforts, and finding ways for us all to take part in the magic of nature this Earth Month.”


See some of the new offerings and locations below.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Bee Hive Mousse Dome and Rum and Pineapple Cocktail (Disney)

Creature Comforts (Available through April 30)

  • Bee Hive Mousse Dome: Honey mousse on top of a brownie base with sugar bees and white chocolate honeycomb

Dawa Bar (Located in Africa)

  • Rum and Pineapple Cocktail: includes Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Blue Curaçao Liquor, sour mix, pineapple juice garnish with pineapple wedge.
Flamingo Cupcake and Bubbling Pink Lagoon (Disney)

Flame Tree Barbecue

  • Flamingo Cupcake: Strawberry cake, strawberry compote filling, guava buttercream, pink crispy pearls, sugar flamingo, and white chocolate wings
  • Bubbling Pink Lagoon: Strawberry lemonade, Sprite, and kiwi flavoring (Alcoholic version also available) (Available through April 30)
Gin and Bitters Cocktail and Viva Gaia Tonic (Disney)

Nomad Lounge (Available March 31 - April 30)

  • Gin and Bitters Cocktail: Cruxland Gin, bitters, and soda water garnished with a lemon wheel and honey simple syrup

Pizzafari (Available through April 30)

  • Elephant cupcake: Graham cracker cake, pineapple filling with matcha buttercream, crispy pearls, and white chocolate elephant
  • Viva Gaia Tonic: Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade, Sprite, and cotton candy flavor with mint leaves (Alcoholic version also available)

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Restaurantosaurus (Available March 28 - April 30)

  • Elephant cupcake: Graham cracker cake, pineapple filling with matcha buttercream, crispy pearls, and white chocolate elephant

Tamu Tamu (Available March 28 - April 30)

  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail Sundae: Brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, and trail crunch mix topped with a white chocolate image of Kejana
Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail Sundae and Roasted Mushroom & Leek Pizza (Disney)

Terra Treats

  • Roasted Mushroom & Leek Pizza: Plant-based offering with IMPOSSIBLE Meatballs, roasted mushrooms, braised leeks, and a dash of truffle oil (Plant-based)
Bee Mini-cupcake and plant-based item (Disney)

Tusker House

  • Bee mini-cupcake included with buffet
  • A variety of plant-based items including Cauliflower Bunny Chow, Black-eyed Pea Salad, IMPOSSIBLE Bobotie, Feisty Green Beans, Tandoori Tomatoes, Carrot and Chickpea Salad, Jollof Rice with Plant-based Sausage, Garlic-leek Hummus, and Harira Soup
Tiger Eye Gold and Honey Bee Citrus Ale (Disney)

Available at Isle of Java, Terra Treats, Thirsty River Bar, and Outdoor Ice Cream Carts (Available March 28)

  • Tiger Eye Gold: Refreshing, light golden ale brewed with a blend of malt and rice and finished with hops from the Pacific Northwest that impart a hint of citrus flavor and the aroma of mandarin orange blossoms

Available at Dawa Bar, Eight Spoon Café, Restaurantosaurus Lounge, Thirsty River Bar, TriloBites, and Warung Outpost (Available April 2 - 30)

  • Honey Bee Citrus Ale: light, slightly sweet, honey ale

Disney Resort Hotels

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Cactus Cake (Disney)

The Mara (Available April 22 only)

  • Cactus Cake: Chocolate cake, peanut butter filling, strawberry jam, and buttercream
Chaat, available at Sanaa (Disney)

Sanaa (Available April 1 - 30)

  • Chaat: Seasonal vegetables from The Land at EPCOT and potato croquette with chana masala, kale pakora, tamarind, coriander chutney, and coconut raita (Plant-based)
Honeycomb Cocktail and Cucumber Gimlet (Disney)

Available at Various table-service restaurants and Disney Resort Hotel lounges including California Grill, Jiko: The Cooking Place, Boma: Flavors of Africa, Victoria Falls, Flying Fish, Belle Vue Lounge, and AbracadaBAR (Available April 1 - May 31)

  • Honeycomb Cocktail: Four Roses Bourbon, lemon juice, and honey garnished with a dehydrated blood orange and honeycomb

Available at Various Pool Bars Across Disney Resort Hotels (Available April 1 - May 31)

  • Cucumber Gimlet: Inspired by bright, refreshing flavors of spring and garden vegetables like cucumber, lime juice, and simple syrup topped with soda water with a chili-lime rim and cucumber garnish

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.