New Treats Revealed to Celebrate The Lion King’s 30th Anniversary

Rikki By Rikki3 min read
The Simba and Timon's Luau Celebrating The Lion King

Wow! “The Lion King” is celebrating 30 years (I’m gonna go get my walker now) and to celebrate, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is going to be offering some Lion King themed fun from June 10 through September 9!

One of the options Guests can pick up are delicious bites and sips. Here’s our thoughts after reading over this list…be prepared to not know where to start! Let’s take a look at the delightful flavors that are being introduced to celebrate “The Lion King” because we just can’t wait to try them all!

The Lion King Treats

When exploring Discovery Island, and looking for a quick sip, Eight Spoon Café will be featuring a drink called The Simba. This will be a mango-flavored slushy is combined with grenadine and topped with two gummy candies grubs. Slimy yet satisfying.

Over at Isle of Java, there’s the Timon’s Luau. This dessert is inspired by his hula antics. It’s is a layered treat with vanilla chiffon, passion fruit curd, guava jam, vanilla chantilly cream, an edible tropical flower for the lei and mint for the hula skirt.   

Rafiki's Squash Banana and the "Remember Who You Are" The Lion King 30th Anniversary Dessert  Celebrating The Lion King

At Tiffins Restaurant, pick up Rafiki’s Squash Banana. This shake is blended with squash bananas, baobab fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom. Also, the “Remember Who You Are” The Lion King 30th Anniversary Dessert will be Kenyan coffee mousse is filled with caramelized bananas, chai chantilly, banana-caramel sauce, chocolate-coffee crumble, chocolate decoration, and sugar sun.

Zazu Ice Cream Sandwich and the You Follow Old Rafiki Cheesecake Celebrating The Lion King

Over in Africa, you’ll come across several of these new treats. Tamu Tamu Refreshments will offer the Zazu Ice Cream Sandwich. This treat sandwiches vanilla ice cream between two blue cake-coated sugar cookies with a chocolate medallion on top. Harambe Market will offer the You Follow Old Rafiki Cheesecake which is a passion fruit-mango cheesecake with a coconut-lime crust, vanilla bean chantilly, and a chocolate medallion to finish it off.

Shenzi Strawberry Lemonade and Rightful Ruler Cupcake

Over in DinoLand U.S.A. at Restaurantosaurus you can grab the Shenzi Strawberry Lemonade which combines Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, Minute Maid Strawberry Smoothie, and blue curaçao syrup served with a souvenir glow cube.  

You can also pick up the Rightful Ruler Cupcake, which is available both here and at Pizzafari. This treat draws inspiration from Scar himself. It’s a red velvet cake with cookies ‘n cream cheesecake filling and chocolate icing topped with a chocolate medallion on chocolate rocks.  

Zazu DOLE Whip Lime and Coconut Float and Simba Paw Cookie

Trilo-bites will be serving up the Zazu DOLE Whip Lime and Coconut Float which deliciously swirls DOLE Whip Lime into Sprite with coconut and blue curaçao syrup. It’s topped with a white chocolate medallion.

Last but certainly not least, at various outdoor food carts throughout the park, you’ll be able to get your paws, I mean hands, on the Simba Paw Cookie!

More Celebration Fun

The Lion King Pumbaa Popcorn Bucket

Want to celebrate more The Lion King fun at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you can pick up the Pumbaa popcorn bucket!

Of course, there will be new merchandise that Guests will be able to pick up. This includes a new clothing line that’s inspired by the film. 

If you want to meet some of your favorite characters, head on over to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Here you’ll find not only Rafiki, but also Timon! And, while you’re at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, you’ll be able to learn how to draw characters from the film at the Animation Experience.

But now, I want to know your thoughts. Are you excited about this year’s celebration of The Lion King? Which treat do you want to try? Personally, I’m going for the Rightful Ruler Cupcake first! You can share with me in the comments or on social! Find me on FacebookXYouTubeInstagram, Threads, and TikTok.

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