No Walt Disney World vacation is complete without some magical Disney food! Disney snacks are some of the highlights of your visit to the Disney Parks. They are delicious and beautifully themed to each park.
Many people think of only the classic favorite snacks when considering what to purchase –a funnel cake, turkey leg, Mickey bars or a Mickey pretzel, but there are so many more options in the Disney parks!
Where are the best snack options at Disney World? Most people agree that Disney’s Animal Kingdom has some of the best snack options among the Disney Parks but that EPCOT has the widest variety of snacks.
The downside of Epcot is that many kids don’t love spending time touring the countries. If you don’t hit up the World Showcase, your snack options aren’t as great. Animal Kingdom gives you amazing snacks without having to visit one specific part of the park! While the variety isn’t the same as in Epcot, there are some fantastic and convenient snack options to choose from.
Keep in mind – it is not uncommon for Disney to stop making certain food items from time to time. Sometimes they will change the location of where you can find a particular snack. If you are dying to try a specific item on the list, we recommend checking the menu to make sure it is available the next time you head to the Disney theme parks!
15 Best Animal Kingdom Snacks
Let’s jump into some of our favorite snack options in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
1. Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Various Ice Cream Kiosks
The chocolate covered banana is what it sounds like! It’s a whole banana on a stick that’s been frozen and dipped in chocolate and nuts. This is a healthier snack option!
The frozen banana reminds you of ice cream when you are eating it and the chocolate is great if you’re craving a sweet treat.
2. Colossal Cinnamon Roll Kusafiri Bakery, Africa
This cinnamon roll isn’t just colossal, but it’s shaped in the form of Mickey’s head! It’s flaky but still tastes like a cinnamon roll. This is a big treat making it great to share with one or two people.
3. Dole Whip with Dark Rum (you can order a non-alcoholic version) Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Africa
A spiked dole whip? You heard us right! It’s your classic dole whip with a splash of rum! If you’re 21+ and wanting to try one of the classic snacks with a twist, this is a great one to try! You can get this with either dark rum or coconut rum.
Fun fact – Dole created this just for Disney! You can find this on Tamu Tamu’s dessert only menu.
4. Double Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Africa
How can you say no to an ice cream sandwich at Animal Kingdom? You can’t. This snack is exactly what it says: two chocolate chip cookies with cold ice cream in the middle.This amazing ice cream sandwich is huge – great for sharing with your crew!
5. Malva Cake Sundae Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Africa
This delicious treat is warm spiced cake topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel, and cinnamon sugar. This is an amazing treat with the warmth of the cake mixing with the cold ice cream – be sure to eat this fast before it melts too much!
Currently the Malva Cake Sundae is not on the menu – but we have not heard that it is permanently gone. We are hopeful that this is a temporary removal as they are still in the reopening phase. In the meantime, check out the warm brownie sundae!
Tamu Tamu is a great place to get breakfast items on the go. Fun fact: Tamu Tamu was the first place outside of the Magic Kingdom to serve the original pineapple Dole Whip!
6. Triple Yeti Blast Warung Outpost
A layered drink of strawberry, lime, and mango margaritas! These are slushy style and delicious. This drink is not only refreshing to drink, but it is pretty look at!
7. Pongu Lumpia Pongu Pongu, The World of Avatar
A pineapple cream cheese spring roll with sugar on top. Some people enjoy this is a breakfast treat! These spring rolls come in a pack of two. Some other amazing snacks at Pongu Pongu are Pongo’s Viper Claw or the Colossal Pretzel. There is something for everyone here!
8. Night Blossom Pongu Pongu, The World of Avatar
A non-alcoholic layered drink of pineapple and pear limeade topped with passion fruit boba! This is a beautiful layered pink and green treat that is refreshing on a hot day. For an extra price, you can get a souvenir cup. This treat also comes in an alcoholic version, made with rum.
9. Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries Mr. Kamal’s, Asia
Are you looking for something a little salty? You can find seasoned fries served with your choice of curried honey mustard or Korean chili ketchup at Mr. Kamal’s. These are great for people in your family who prefer salty over sweet.
And lets be honest – you really can’t go wrong with fries, right? Give these Animal Kingdom ones a try and see how much you love them.
10. Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse Satu’li Canteen, The World of Avatar
This creative snack is made of bright blue blueberry mousse topped with a pretty yellow passion fruit curd. This is a unique, Disney snack that is not only good, but good looking! Head over to the World of Avatar to get this Avatar inspired dessert. You will not regret trying this!
11. French Fries and Pulled Pork Flame Tree BBQ, Discovery Island
These, unfortunately, are currently unavailable at Walt Disney World and cast members are not sure if they will be making it back. This is unfortunate, as these were one of the most popular fry options in the Disney Parks!
We suggest heading over to Mr. Kamal’s fry stand to get your fix of fries with delicious toppings. We left these on our list because it is worth checking Flame Tree Barbecue before your trip to see if they have made their way back on the menu.
We do recommend checking out the Flame Tree BB! restaurant if you are looking for a quick service meal. This restaurant is considered one of the best quick service meal options in the Animal Kingdom
photo credit Alexis Lariscy
12. Haystack Zuri’s Sweets Shop, Africa
A delicious treat made of potato sticks and peanut butter! There are not the most appealing to look at and are easy to pass over, but if you like salty things and peanut butter you need to try them.
13. Elephant Ear Pastry Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery in Africa
Here you will find a delicious puff pastry with a coating of sweet sugar! The top of the “ears” are dipped in chocolate. Kusafiri Coffee Shop can be easy to miss due to its unassuming, “hole in the wall” feel.
Be sure to stop and check out the other snacks and drinks available! If you are dying for an Elephant Ear but the line is long or you just happened to miss the shop, check out Isle of Java in Discovery Island.
14. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Dino-Bites in Dino Land USA
This is a classic ice cream cookie sandwich: Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two fresh chocolate chip cookies. The best part about Dino-Bites is that these desserts change up with the seasons!
In the fall look for pumpkins flavors, in the winter look for peppermint! Disney is always adding these limited time flavors so be sure to stop by and see what the current flavor is.
15.Buffalo Chicken chips Trilo-Bites in DinoLand U.S.A
For the people in your family who love spicy foods, this is your stop! Here you will find homemade chips topped in buffalo chicken and served with celery, tomatoes, and blue cheese. This is a great snack to get when you are over sweets and you want something a bit more substantial to get you through the afternoon.
These are some of our favorite and most popular snacks in Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Be sure to check them out on your next trip. We have a run down of our favorite snacks in all the parks here.
Many would argue that Epcot has the most variety of snacks – you can find almost all of them in the World Showcase. Hollywood Studios is also upping their snack game – check out blue milk or the carrot cake cookie!