At Pirates and Princesses, we have looked at some of the best and worst Walt Disney World 50th anniversary food items in each theme park. Today, we examine best food items at Animal Kingdom. Surprisingly, the decision lacked ease. Before discussing the top three, this park deserves some honorable mentions.
Honorable mention number one is the corn chip pie.
Here’s the Corn Chip Pie from Dino Diner in Animal Kingdom pic.twitter.com/U4eL7ZvjVa
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Now, this dish lacks true creativity. Still, the taste experience scores well above average theme park food.
The other honorable mention appears to be an indelicate choice it’s the 50th Celebration Chili Dog.
50th Celebration Chili Dog @ Nomad Lounge 🍃 Grilled sausage, venison, and pickles! pic.twitter.com/1u3RvTQIKP
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Even though, the 50th celebration chili dog sounds basic and safe. The flavor delivers nicely. However, a hot dog prepared with venison chili may not be the best choice with a Bambi 50th anniversary golden statue located in same park.
Now, we turn to the best choices….
Hand-dipped 50th Celebration Mickey Premium Bar ($6.69)
Guests find this simple sounding treat at Drinkwallah. Now, when I first heard about this item, I expected it to be more like the boring treats on the worst list at Animal Kingdom. The Disney menu description reads: “our classic Nestlé Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar dipped in blue raspberry-flavored coating with celebration sprinkles and a little bit of pixie dust.”
Though I am not impressed with the description, this treat ranks high among guests. Walt Disney World guests love the standard Mickey’s ice cream bar. The chefs have dipped those fan favorite treats in celebration blue raspberry for this. The coating “pluses” the Walt Disney World staple snack. Of course, I must mention the sprinkles. Yet, the sprinkles play a bit part in this play. As well, the dipped coating truly adds flavor. However, the dipped coating adds to the messiness of the Mickey bar. If you select this option, get plenty of paper napkins.
Smoked Meatloaf Platter ($13.99)
Flame Tree BBQ serves this gigantic surprise on the “best” list. Menu description speaks “barbecue-glazed house-smoked meatloaf served with garlic bread, french fries, baked beans and coleslaw.” The flavor of this hearty meal lives up to being on a “best” list. Some guests report getting different sides so confirm your options when you order this. Even people who are not fan of meatloaf stated they would order this again. As you might expect, fans of meatloaf enjoyed this dish.
50th Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich ($6.99)
The much-maligned DinoLand U.S.A. area offers this winner of a treat. This dessert resides at Dino-Bites Snacks. This ice cream creation functions as simply ice cream between two house-made double chocolate chip cookies. In addition, the cookies greet guests covered in celebration sprinkles. Just to be over the top, a 50th anniversary medallion adorns the ice cream sandwich. Now, guests have learned that you can get these with chocolate or strawberry ice cream if desired. The cookies themselves scream yummy! The cookies and ice cream combination works very well. This ordinary looking treat satisfies guests that obtain it.
During you next trip to Animal Kingdom, give these a chance. Remember Disney is celebrating this 50th anniversary for 18 months total. You have plenty of time to enjoy.
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