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Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Alex Dunlap

by , Food & Beverage Communications Coordinator

Get ready to experience a new dining adventure honoring some of the most majestic and endangered African animals and celebrating the beloved story of “The Lion King.” Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night offers a unique way to dine at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a family-friendly progressive dining experience drawing inspiration from the many facets of African cultures and animals.

Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Your journey begins with a welcome reception at the Wildlife Express Train Station and takes you on a fun-filled adventure to the train station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, then continues on to Harambe Market. Throughout the night, you’ll take in sights, sounds, and scrumptious flavors in celebration of “The Lion King” and the Big Five game animals: the African elephant, the rhinoceros, the Cape buffalo, the leopard, and our host animal, the lion. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of the Big Five and the challenges they face around the world as well as how Disney is working to protect them.

Food & Beverage Offerings from Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Starting at the train station, you’ll receive light hors d’oeuvres, snacks, and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) while enjoying acoustic music before hopping on the train to ride over to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with more light bites and sips. And hanging out in the train station, familiar friends Timon and Rafiki will be available for character greetings and fun interactive activities for all ages. Once you’ve finished up at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, hop back on the train and get ready to venture over to Harambe Market for the main event. Throughout the marketplace, you’ll enjoy an array of sweet and savory dishes paired with unique beverages.

Timon and Rafiki Character Greetings at Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night begins on July 24, 2019 on select nights for a limited time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Pricing is $125 plus tax for adults and $99 plus tax for children ages 3-9 and separate park admission is required. Reservations can be made starting April 3 by calling 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463) or by visiting the Walt Disney World Resort Dining Page.


  • Do you know how long this experience is?

  • Any vegan options?

  • I just booked my reservation. It looks like it is on Wednesday nights through September (and possibly October, but that is beyond the 180 days). It doesn’t have any times on any other days of the week as of right now.

  • Is this just for that one day, July 24th or is this going on every night or certain nights? Wonder if it will be going on in August when we are there (the 6th-13th)

  • Wheelchair accessible?

    • Hi Elizabeth! Yes, this event is accessible to guests in wheelchairs.

  • Will you able to use dining plan credits for this since it is a dining reservation?

    • Hi Nicole! At this time, the Disney Dining Plan may not be used for this offering.

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