Check out the New Animal Kingdom Special Event: Circle of Flavors Harambe at Night

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There’s an all-new dining adventure coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom starting on July 24th.

The new Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night event offers a unique dining experience mixed with fun activities, live music, and animal conservation and appreciation.  If you are an animal lover this is for you!

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After you check in and visit the welcome reception at the train station where there will be meat pies, Durban chips and Dip and more!

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Then you will get a special boarding pass to take the train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch.  There you can try out a virtual-reality 360-degree Kilimanjaro Safaris experience. It is exclusive to this event!

“Join our Pride” and get up close and personal with the sights and sounds of Pride Rock, coming face-to-face with our amazing host, the African lions.

While you are at Rafiki’s Planet Watch you can also have character meet and greets with Timon and Rafiki!

Try more African inspired eats like spiced crisp plantains, South African oat and coconut bars, and more. Options for kids and adults are available, including adult beverages like Chief’s Shandy made with Tusker beer blended with lemonade or the Wanoihi’s Dawa made from tequila, pineapple, mango and Ancho chile.

After you finish up there catch the train back to the Harambe Market area for dinner, live music, a dance party and storytelling.

The menu will offer five stations based on African animals, a courtyard area station, a dessert and a beverage station.

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The African Lion Station

  • Char-Grilled Steak with Herb-Infused Mealie, Chakalaka, and a Red Wine Sauce
  • Chicken with Fingerling Potatoes, Kool Slaai, and Mango Sambal
  • Chicken Tenders (Kid’s Option)

The Cape Buffalo Station

  • Shrimp Curry with Sustainable Shrimp, Cape Malay Green Coconut Curry, and Fragrant Basmati Rice
  • Grilled Sweet Corn with Farmer’s Cheese, Chili-Lime Spice, and Citrus Aioli
  • Barbecued Ribs (Kid’s Option)
  • Macaroni and Cheese (Kid’s Option)

The Rhinoceros Station

  • Vegetable Curry with Roasted Seasonal Vegetables served over Basmati Rice
  • Vegetarian Potato and Pea Samosa, Pickled Vegetables, and Tamarind Dipping Sauce
  • Barbecued Ribs (Kid’s Option)
  • Macaroni and Cheese (Kid’s Option)

The African Elephant Station

  • Smoked Honey-glazed Pork Belly with White Bean Purée, Caramelized Apple-Bacon Chutney, and Curry-Apple Gastrique

The Leopard Station

  • Sustainable Fish with Coriander-Fennel Slaw and Dhania Chutney
  • Grilled Lamb with Goat Cheese Polenta and Roasted Garlic Sauce
  • Mini Corn Dog (Kid’s Option)

Harambe Market Courtyard Station

  • Petite Greens, Local Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sweety Drop Peppers, Citrus, and Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Boerie Roll with South African Farmers’ Style Sausage, Peppadews, and Pickled Vegetables
  • African Spiced Popcorn

Dessert Station

  • Honey-Caramel Candy Bar with Crispy Pearls
  • Animal-inspired Cupcakes
  • Lions S’mores Pop with Chocolate and Graham Cracker Crumbs

Specialty Beverages

  • Talking Monkey – Coffee Liqueur, Banana Liqueur, and Espresso-infused Snow Leopard Vodka
  • Marketplace Sangria – Blend of African Wine and Rooibos Tea finished with a Citrus and Mint Infusion
  • Safari Sunset – Passion Fruit, Strawberry, Orange, and Guava Juices blended with Rum
  • Assorted African-inspired Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (Also available at the Welcome Reception and Rafiki’s Planet Watch Train Station)
  • Assorted African Beer and Wine (Also available at the Welcome Reception and Rafiki’s Planet Watch Train Station)

Menus and options are subject to change, but at each station, you’ll learn a little bit about each of the Big Five animals. Children are invited to choose their favorite Big Five animal charm and learn more about them while creating their very own bracelet or necklace.

This special,l limited-time, event will be offered on select nights starting on July 24.  It will run from 6-9 PM at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The cost is $125 (plus tax) for adults and $99 (plus tax) for children ages 3-9. Separate park admission is required.

To reserve your spot call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463) or visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.

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Source: Disney Parks Blog


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