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7 Best Desserts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Of the four theme parks in Walt Disney World, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to some of the most delicious and unique dining options. Guests who visit the park might think that the restaurants there only serve up traditional theme park foods like hot dogs and chicken fingers, but there is so much more to enjoy that guests will be shocked! Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to several full-service and quick-service dining locations that feature unique menus that reflect different cultures and cuisine from around the world. Guests who have a hard time choosing only one place to eat in Disney’s Animal Kingdom should definitely remember that vacation is a time to enjoy treats and indulge in some excellent meals and desserts. From quick-service snacks to decadent desserts offered in full-service restaurants, guests in Disney’s Animal Kingdom should be sure to save room for dessert and indulge in some sweet treats! Here are the seven best desserts to enjoy in Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


1 – Warm Brownie Sundae – Tamu Tamu Refreshments

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to several themed lands that aim to bring guests to different locations around the world. In the Africa section of the park, guests can find Tamu Tamu Refreshments. Our favorite treat from Tamu Tamu is the warm brownie sundae. When served with ice cream, the cake is drizzled with caramel, making this dessert simply heavenly! Pineapple Dole Whip fans may be tempted to get that famous snack here, but since you can get Dole Whip at other locations, we encourage you to try the warm brownie sundae!

2 – Limited-Time Offerings – Restaurantosaurus

The Dinoland section of the park brings guests back in time for a prehistoric journey that is sure to leave them thrilled. Guests who find themselves hungry in Dinoland can head over to the unique quick service location Restaurantosaurus which is a frequent hangout of the students at the local Dino Institute. The location serves up lunch and dinner each day and also features some amazing limited-time dessert options that amateur paleontologists are sure to dig. 

3 – Animal-Inspired Mini Desserts – Tusker House Restaurant

One of the most popular dining locations in Disney’s Animal Kingdom invites guests to indulge in an African cuisine family-style menu. The Tusker House Restaurant in the Africa section of the park is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and allows guests to meet Donald and friends while dining. Tusker House Restaurant features plenty of unique African foods that guests will love trying, including a dessert that combines sweet fruit and vegetables. The Animal-inspired Mini Desserts leave guests totally satisfied after their enjoyable meal!


4 – Fried Wontons – Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Another full-service dining location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom invites guests to travel to Nepal for a Pan-Asian feast. The Yak & Yeti Restaurant is located in the Asia section of the park. It features two floors filled with authentic artwork, sculptures, artifacts, and trinkets from Southeast Asia, which guests can enjoy. The menu at Yak & Yei Restaurant features cuisine inspired from many places in Asia, and guests are sure to want to leave room for dessert when they spy a unique and interesting option that they are sure to love. The Fried Wontons feature flaky wontons filled with cream cheese and skewered with pineapple accompanied by a honey-vanilla drizzle.

5 – 50th Celebration Lemon Meringue Pie – Tiffins Restaurant

Animal Kingdom’s latest table service restaurant features many amazing desserts. During the 50th Anniversary celebration, you’ll want to try the 50th Celebration Lemon Meringue Pie. This dessert features Ginger-Lemon Curd, Lemon Gel, Madeline Cake, Graham Cracker Cookie, and a Lemon-Basil Sauce. It’s a fantastic addition to the Tiffins lineup.

6 – Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse – Satu’li Canteen

This dessert is a new favorite on our list and is especially fun to delight in at night as the surrounding land glows with bioluminescent lighting! Explore Animal Kingdom’s newest land, Pandora – The World of Avatar, where you’ll spot a remodeled mess hall called Satu’li Canteen. Take advantage of the mobile ordering option on your My Disney Experience app at this quick-service spot by order and paying from your phone. A couple of minutes after arriving, your dessert is ready for pick up and devouring! We especially love the Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse with passion fruit curd. It’s not only a small plated masterpiece but a light and refreshing dessert that offers the perfect amount of sweetness.

7 – Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich – Dino-Bites in Dino Land USA

Looking for a classic treat? You can’t go wrong with the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich over at Dino-Bites in Dino Land USA. Vanilla ice cream is served between two freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. But that’s not all! Dino-Bites offers seasonal versions of this dessert. In the fall, the sandwich is served with pumpkin cookies and fall sprinkles. During the holiday season, you’ll find chocolate cookies that have been dipped in peppermint, vanilla ice cream, and peppermint candy. Most recently for Valentine’s season, the sandwich featured chocolate cookies and strawberry ice cream! No matter what flavor is offered, you’ll enjoy a delicious treat!

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Katy is a huge fan of Walt Disney World and has been visiting yearly since she was an infant. With many trips under her belt, she loves to take her time in the parks and discover lots of small details and secrets in between attractions.
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