Lion King Treats To Celebrate 30 Years at Animal Kingdom!

It’s hard to realize that “The Lion King” from Walt Disney Animation Studios debuted thirty years ago. I don’t know about you but that makes me feel old. Part of the celebration to commemorate this historic occasion will take place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park’s. The culinary staff has created some incredible-looking snacks and drinks that may be too adorable to eat. There will be a variety of Lion King treats that will make anyone happy.

When can you try out the Animal Kingdom treats?

 Guests will be able to try the treats on June 10 and continue through September 9, 2024. The Lion King treats will be located throughout the park. It will encourage guests to explore while getting all the different treats. This should provide ample opportunity to try over the summer crowds.

“Any fans of “The Lion King” will be embracing the spirit of hakuna matata as they indulge in limited-time delights that are far from grub. These new items feature some of your favorite characters from the beloved Disney Animation film, like Simba, Timon, Rafiki, and Zazu, all brought to life with tasty flavors.” – per Disney Parks blog.   

Where are the Lion King Treats?

Discovery Island

The first stop should be Discovery Island, which has several locations on Discovery Island that serve a variety of “The Lion King” fare. Many of these look like they will be must-try dishes. 

Eight Spoon Café 

  • The Simba which is a mango-flavored slushy has grenadine mixed in, plus two gummy candies on top for some (sweet) snacking. 
  • Isle of Java will be a fan favorite. A tropical flower that may be eaten for the lei, Timon’s Luau is a layered delicacy made of vanilla chiffon, passion fruit curd, guava jam, and vanilla chantilly cream; along with mint for a hula skirt.    
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Tiffins Restaurant 

  • Rafiki’s Squash Banana shake is a Blended squash bananas, baobab fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom. This should be a unique taste for the palate.
  • “Remember Who You Are,” Caramelized bananas, chai chantilly, banana-caramel sauce, chocolate-coffee crumble, chocolate adornment, and sugar sun are all included in the Kenyan coffee mousse. This will be a beautifully looking dessert!
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Travel to Africa for more Lion King treats

Tamu Tamu Refreshments.

  • The Zazu Ice Cream Sandwich is two sugar cookies coated with blue cake, then topped with a chocolate medallion. This is all with sandwiching vanilla ice cream. 

Harambe Market. 

  • You Follow Old Rafiki Cheesecake. The coconut-lime crust, vanilla bean chantilly, and chocolate medallion complete this passion fruit-mango cheesecake.
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Dinoland USA


  • Shenzi Strawberry Lemonade is a delicious beverage. The lemonade is served with a memento glow cube and includes Minute Maid Strawberry Smoothie, Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, and blue curaçao syrup.  Refreshing to beat the summer heat!


  • Rightful Ruler Cupcake is a red velvet cake with chocolate icing, cookies ‘n cream cheesecake inside, and a chocolate medallion perched on chocolate rocks. It sounds absolutely delicious!
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  • Zazu DOLE Whip Lime and Coconut Float ingeniously blend DOLE Whip Lime with Sprite. Using coconut and blue curaçao syrup. In addition, a medallion made of white chocolate is placed on top. It sounds like a winner all around

And finally, Dont miss out on the Simba Paw Cookie which will be located at several outdoor food carts throughout the park! This sugar cookie is in the shape of the iconic shape from the movie.

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There is enough of a variety to make anyone in your group happy! They are blending a bunch of different flavor combinations to celebrate the birthday of one of the best Disney movies. It will make for a great way to make your way through the park!

Which Lion King treats would you be looking forward to trying? Let us know in the comments below!


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