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Festival of the Lion King Dining Packages Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Alex Dunlap

by , Food & Beverage Communications Coordinator

Get ready to receive the royal treatment at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park with two all-new Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Packages! Simba and his friends are inviting you to join in the festivities with a delicious meal at Tiffins Restaurant followed by special VIP seating at one of the most popular shows at Walt Disney World Resort.

For both dining packages (Tier I and Tier II), savor a delectable lunch or dinner at Tiffins Restaurant on Discovery Island. Here, you’ll enjoy a world-class three-course meal that includes one appetizer, one entrée, one dessert, and your choice of wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage.

Kamo Ramen at Tiffins Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

This seasonally-inspired menu features unique dishes from around the world. On the appetizer menu, you’ll find items such as Avocado-and-Tomato Salad, Spiced Chickpea Falafel, and Charred Octopus that serve as a grand way to kick off your feast! And for the main course, you’ll get to choose from a selection of mouthwatering entrées like Kamo Ramen (duck confit, soft-poached egg, spiced coconut broth, alba mushrooms, and chili-lime cashew), Shrimp and Grits (with Gulf white shrimp, Anson Mills grits, applewood smoked bacon, heirloom tomatoes, and smoked pepper jam), Surf and Turf (with grilled local beef tenderloin, butter poached lobster tail, Yukon gold potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Cape Mountain Whiskey butter), or Fort McCoy Beef Tenderloin (with char-crusted beef tenderloin, loaded crushed potato, seasonal vegetables, bacon-sherry vinaigrette, and crispy shallots).

Guava Mousse at Tiffins Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Of course, you’ll have to save some room for a decadent dessert. Try the Guava Mousse, South American Ganache, or the Whipped Cheesecake among other sweet dishes sure to make everyone in the family a happy camper!

Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Along with your meal, you’ll receive special vouchers for priority reserved VIP seating at Festival of the Lion King, a Broadway-style show filled with pageantry, puppetry, and popular songs from the film. You’ll even receive a commemorative cast photo that captures the moment forever.

With the Tier I dining package, you’ll get to continue the fun with a unique safari tour through the African outback, where over 34 distinct wildlife species seemingly roam free. Escorted by a special guide, you’ll ride through rugged terrain to see some of the world’s most exotic animals in their unique habitats. Tour guides will provide interesting information on the land and its residents for an expedition you’ll never forget!

Tiffins Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

The Tier I Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Package (which includes lunch or dinner at Tiffins Restaurant, priority VIP seating at Festival of the Lion King, and a safari tour) is $99 per adult and $49 per children ages 3-9 (tax and gratuities not included).

The Tier II Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Package (which includes lunch or dinner at Tiffins Restaurant and priority reserved seating at Festival of the Lion King) is $74 per adult and $29 for children ages 3-9 (tax and gratuities not included).

The Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Packages are available daily starting August 13 through November 21, 2018. Space is limited – so be sure to book your experience in advance! Starting tomorrow (August 2), reservations can be made online at the Walt Disney World Resort website or by calling (407) WDW-DINE (407 939-3463). All menu items and event experiences are subject to change or cancellation without notice.


  • Are there any vegetarian entree without egg, fish and no meat?

  • We are planning to be in Disney February 26th through March 4th. We are at a Disney Resort
    which allows 180 days in advance. There are NO times listed for January or February. Will these be updated soon? Is this a Dark time for shows….

  • Is it possible to use dining credits for tier I packages or is it just available for tier II?

  • Please answer the question about the times for Lion King and Safari. I also want to make sure it doesn’t interfere with fast pass times before booking. Thank you!

  • Are there special designated times for safari or are there multiple time choices, im worried about fastpass times overlapping.

  • Will there be anything different about the safari tour compared to a regular safari tour?
    Will the photo just be of the performers, or will we be included in it?

  • I actually have the same question regarding the FOLK voucher pick up if dinner is post show. Do we have to visit Tiffins before the show to pick up the vouchers? I am booked for a 5:50pm dinner with a 3:00pm show.

  • Question about FOLK show vouchers:
    I booked the package. However, My dinner reservation at Tiffins is at 6:35pm but my assigned show time is 5:00pm. How will I get the vip seating vouchers for the show if my dinner is after the show (description states vouchers given at restaurant)?

    • Hi Leanne!

      If you are seeing the show before dinner, you can go to Tiffins Restaurant before your show time to pick up your vouchers!

  • If this takes off and proves popular enough, would any consideration be given to extending it through the Christmas period? My family and I are coming for 3 weeks over Christmas and my wife would absolutely love this as the Lion King is her favorite show. I would get tickets for her as a Christmas gift in a heartbeat if it were available when we were on-site. Also, I would also like to know if Dining plan credits can be used, but even if not, I would gladly pay for these tickets if the schedule gets extended.

  • Do you have to have a park ticket for this experience?

    • Hi Stephanie!

      Yes, park admission is required to partake in this experience, and is not included in the price of these packages.

  • Is there a ything unique with the Safari?

    Does this include a meet and greet with the cast?

    Is the cast photo just a stock photo or do you get to be in it with the cast?

    • Hi Christopher!

      After the Festival of the Lion King show, you’ll be escorted on a specially guided safari tour. The package includes a commemorative photo, not a meet & greet experience.

  • Is there anything unique about the ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris or is it simply skipping the line?

  • Will the disney dining plan be accepted for this experience?

    • Hi Breanna!

      Two table service entitlements may be used for the Tier II package!

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