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Yummy New Tastes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on March 29th, 2012 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

While we’ll always have our favorites, oh, how we love delicious new food finds when we wander through Disney Parks. On a recent trek through Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, we were tempted to stop for our usual favorite – the rib and chicken combo at Flame Tree Barbecue, where the ribs are worth getting messy for while sitting at the outdoor picnic tables on a glorious spring day. (And where else can you find a basket of onion rings?)

But food lovers can be a fickle bunch, so we headed for Tamu Tamu, where they’ve replaced the burger with a slow-roasted pulled beef sandwich, spicy beef piled on a warm pita with mint-yogurt cucumber sauce. On the side are housemade potato chips (yes, housemade). You can opt for apple slices, but we just couldn’t.


Some days we prefer to sip our lunch, especially on hot days. We recently discovered three cooling cocktails at the outdoor Dawa Bar in Harambe Village: the Dawa Colada with Bacardi Razz Rum, pina colada mix and raspberry puree; the Harambe Cooler with African rum, Myer’s Original Dark Rum Pangani Punch (We’re not sure what Pangani Punch is, but we like it!); and the African Margarita with Sauza Gold Tequila, Van der Hum Tangerine Liquer, sweet-and-sour mix and lime juice.

Or check out the new Triple Yeti Blast, a frozen, layered margarita with lime, mango and strawberry at the Upcountry kiosk across from Kamal’s in Asia. Order your Triple Yeti Blast and head for the waterfront seating overlooking the Discovery River – an easy way to while away the afternoon.


Do you have any favorite new park dining finds to share?

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Shelby on March 29th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

They both look so yummy !! A good sandwich and a nice cool drink to wash it down with !!! Excited to try both of these when we come to the Animal Kingdom On April 19th 2012 !!! Super excited !!! We love Disney world Soo much !!!


Sarah on March 29th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Triple Yeti Blast looks delish. Lots of fabulous drinks at WDW. I tried the lime raspberry margarita at La Hacienda in Epcot a couple of weeks ago for the first time. Perfectly sweet- as was the view of IllumiNations!


Walter on March 30th, 2012 at 11:04 am

We’ll definitely be giving this combination a try. YUM


James on March 30th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

The Triple Yeti Blast, a frozen, layered margarita with lime, mango and strawberry is nothing new, they’ve offered the same drink in the Mexico kiosk for years, just a different name.


Daniel on March 30th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Those are all “haven’t tried yet” for us… can’t wait to try them all!


Reese from KS on March 30th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Yes, they both do look yummy. Can’t wait to try the sandwich, it will be a good lunch after our Wild Africa Trek on May 27th when we’re there. WDW does have a lot of good drinks and treats, also have to get a Dole Whip Twist in MK, must have.


Claire on March 31st, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I had the pulled pork sandwich a few weeks and it was so delicious! Really refreshing because of the cucumber, a little drippy so make sure you have lots of napkins. Potato chips were great as well. I had a chocolate shake with it from the same place, very creamy! A must do!


RICKY on April 1st, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Disney Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite Disney World parks. I will have to come check out that pulled pork sandwich soon! Thank you Pam!! :)


Emotionally on April 3rd, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I loved the BBQ Ribs and Chicken Combo at Flame Tree Restaurant and my sister had the pulled pork sandwich and she said she enjoyed it also. We loved watching the birds eating with us also. Congrats to the cooks at Flame Tree, keep up the great work. We visited on March 7 2012 And Your Manager was so sweet to me because I have so many food allergies and he was so patient and complete with me I was very impressed. THANK YOU!!!


Kyra on April 7th, 2012 at 5:36 pm