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Experience the Flavors of Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a Limited-Time Tasting Sampler Experience

Alex Dunlap

by , Food & Beverage Communications Coordinator

JAMBO, EVERYONE! It’s time to send your taste buds on a wild safari through Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a yummy limited-time Tasting Sampler! With this new offering, you can taste your way around Disney’s Animal Kingdom and enjoy preferred seating for the second showing of the breathtaking “Rivers of Light” nighttime show.

When you purchase the Tasting Sampler, you’ll receive a pre-loaded $35 digital gift card via email for only $30! This gift card will contain a bar code that can be added to your digital wallet and scanned at over 40 outdoor carts and kiosks throughout the park. You can then enjoy a delicious variety of savory and sweet plates and even specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages of your choosing!

Limited-Time Offerings for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler

In addition, during this limited time, you’ll be able to try out a few new offerings such as Shrimp Curry and Chicken Curry Bowls at Kusafiri Bakery, House-smoked Pastrami Sliders at Smiling Crocodile, Buffalo Chicken Chips at Trilo-Bites, Pulled Pork or Shrimp Mac and Cheese plates at Eight Spoon Cafe, Korean Fiery Beef Sliders and Tuna Bao at Caravan Road, and more! These items will only be available from Dec. 22 – Jan. 2.

Pineapple Dole Whip Float and Pineapple Lumpia at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

You can also choose some of the park’s regular offerings such as popcorn, glazed nuts, craft beer, and ice cream to name a few. Why not get a refreshing Pineapple Dole Whip Float at Tamu Tamu or snack on some Pineapple Lumpia at Pongu Pongu? Or maybe get a Chili Cheese Dog at Dino Diner or some Seasoned Fries at Mister Kamal’s? The possibilities are ENDLESS! To find out about all the participating locations, you can pick up a map at either Creature Comforts or Isle of Java.

Seasoned Fries from Mister Kamal’s at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Tasting Sampler is available online starting today for $30 per package. Each purchase includes a $35 digital gift card that can be used at select food & beverage carts and kiosks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park from Dec. 22, 2018 to January 2, 2019. The package also includes preferred seating for one person per gift card for the second showing of “Rivers of Light” on the night that you select during that timeframe.

But remember, this experience can only be purchased online or by calling 407 WDW-DINE or 407 939-3463 and must be purchased at least 24 hours prior to arriving at the park. For more information and to purchase the Tasting Sampler, visit today!

DISCLAIMER: The digital gift card that comes with the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler may only be used for food and beverage purchases at select carts and kiosks throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It cannot be used at quick-service or table-service restaurants and cannot be reloaded at any time. A limited number of Tasting Samplers will be available for each day.


  • We need a map!! Can we find an online version anywhere? Super excited about this! 😊🍴

  • This sounds like fun, however looking at the online hours for Animal Kingdom on the WDW site, it doesn’t show any Rivers of Light performances during this time frame (12/22 to 1/2). Can you please verify there will be performances and the times? Thanks!

  • What if you are already have a Fastpass for River of Lights? Can you select that date or forfeit that preferred seating?

  • Would like to know what the sample sizes will cost.

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