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Top 8 Best Snacks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Move over “tasting your way around Epcot’s World Showcase”! Animal Kingdom theme park is stepping up its game in not only the addition of nightly entertainment and Pandora – The World of Avatar, but their food and beverages are something to be sought after. If you’re like us and enjoy sampling a variety of cuisines, this list is especially for you! Travel with us around the lands of Animal Kingdom and be prepared to inspire your taste buds with these top eight best snacks at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.


1 – Pongu Lumpia @ Pongu Pongu in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Avatar Flight of Passage is probably our new favorite attraction on Walt Disney World property. It takes a few minutes for us to get grounded, however, after the ride… plus we all want to talk about the experience as soon as we get off. Well, take a moment to stop for a Pandorian-inspired snack at the Pongu Pongu window just steps outside of the Windtraders shop (aka the exit of Avatar Flight of Passage). Our favorite snack here is the Pongu Lumpia, a pineapple cream cheese spring roll. It’s a simple snack that holds a burst of fresh pineapple in every bite. It’s an easy on-the-go snack and partners well with Pongu Pongu’s unique specialty beverages. If you aren’t a pineapple fan, check out Pongo’s Viper Claw or the Colossal Pretzel!

2 – Colossal Cinnamon Roll @ Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery in Africa

It’s super easy to walk right on by Kusafiri and never notice it – especially when the focus is getting to Kilimanjaro Safaris in Africa. Kusafiri looks like a little hole-in-the-wall style corner shop with a simple window to order out of. However, don’t let the exterior fool you, as this shop has an awesome menu of small entrees, snacks, and beverages. Our go-to at Kusafiri, however, is the huge Colossal Cinnamon Roll. This delicious roll gives Gaston’s a run for its money because it’s Mickey-shaped and drizzled with both icing and caramel. It’s big enough to share (or not)! You can also find this at Tamu Tamu Refreshments!

3 – Onion Ring Basket @ Flame Tree Barbecue in Discovery Island

Make a right turn in front of the Tree of Life, and chances are you’ll start smelling the amazing aroma of smokehouse barbecue seeping its way out of the infamous Flame Tree Barbecue in Discovery Island at Animal Kingdom. While we typically recommend Flame Tree for an ideal sit-down meal option – we have a favorite snack we like to pick up here. The Onion Ring Basket is that perfect snack to share, or go ahead and be selfish and keep it to yourself! Dip these babies in ketchup and enjoy.

4 – Pineapple Dole Whip @ Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Africa

A common misconception is that the famous Dole Whip can only be found at Magic Kingdom. We are happy to report this is not the case at all, and we actually like the different versions of Dole Whips at other locations almost more than the Magic Kingdom version! Tamu Tamu Refreshments is a perfect example of a Pineapple Dole Whip we can get behind. Head over to Africa to enjoy the original Pineapple Dole Whip, or make it an “adult” version! You can get alcoholic Pineapple Dole Whips, including Coconut Rum Dole Whips! If you’re looking for something besides a liquid snack at Tamu Tamu, we highly recommend their warm brownie sundae with vanilla ice cream.


5 – Buffalo Chicken Chips @ Trilo-Bites in DinoLand U.S.A

Sometimes you want just a little heat to your snack! Swing by DinoLand U.S.A. to visit a little kiosk called Trilo-Bites. It doesn’t look like anything impressive, but this kiosk is easily one of our favorites for snacks at Animal Kingdom. The zesty Buffalo Chicken Chips are where the heat is at! House-made chips are topped with Buffalo Chicken and fresh veggies like celery and diced tomatoes. While we aren’t huge bleu cheese fans, the bleu cheese dressing balances the heat with a fresh taste.

6 – Cinnamon-Glazed Pecans or Almonds @ Drinkwallah in Asia

If you haven’t tried the Cinnamon-Glazed Pecans or Almonds from Drinkwallah, you really should add this to your Disney bucket list! It seems like the most simple snack… nothing special, right? But, YUM – this snack is memorable. A great taste, easy sharing, and great with the various beverages available at the multiple Animal Kingdom lounges.

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!

8 – Baked Macaroni & Cheese @ Eight Spoon Café in Discovery Island

Eight Spoons… you’ll need only one to enjoy this Baked Macaroni and Cheese! Eight Spoon Café in Discovery Island is a great place to taste a filling snack that makes for a perfect way to get your fill on the move in snack form. Take your snacking one step further and get the Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Pulled Pork or the Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Shrimp and Sweet Chili Sauce. Cheesy goodness awaits at Eight Spoon Café!

As you can see, we are passionate about our Animal Kingdom snacks. What’s your most memorable Animal Kingdom snack? We’d love to hear from you!

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Matt & Kim

We have had a long time love affair with Disney. We love the magic and the memories we've made at Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. From lodging to dining to Genie+ we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us.
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