All good things have to come to an end, even snacks! After sorting out the lands of Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios in recent weeks, based solely on their appetizer capacity, I finally got to the fourth and final theme park at Walt Disney World: Animal Kingdom.
I think Animal Kingdom is overall the most detailed and visually stunning WDW theme park, so I expected their snack game to live up to the rest of the park in terms of quality and theme. Did the snacks found in different lands of the Animal Kingdom live up to my expectations? Let’s take a look.
Here’s a quick reminder of the factors I’ve been using to decide the overall snack capacity of a land:
- Quantity: number of snacks or snack places located within this land
- Quality: not just having snacks, but taking bo snacks
- Variety: having different types of snacks within this land, not just many things of the same
- Uniqueness: Classic snacks are classics for a reason, but it’s also important to have some unique options you won’t find anywhere else.
- Theme: how snacks are related to the theme of this particular land
1) Discovery Island
A plethora of snack spots surround the majestic Tree of Life, offering a wide variety of sweet and savory to choose from.
Whatever you like: from fresh baked goods (Isle of Java, Creature Comforts) to a delicious barbecue (Flame Tree BBQ, Eight Spoon Café), from items that people like like pizza (Terra Treats , Pizzafari) and tacos (Smiling Crocodile) to favorite dishes of kitchen lovers (Nomad Lounge): here you will “discover”!
You can also enjoy several unique items on Discovery Island that you won’t find anywhere else, such as the Tiger Tail Chocolate Twist on the island of Java, the pork jelly donut sandwich thrown at Eight Spoon Café, and the pa Tiffins at the Nomad Lounge.
While Discovery Island can be a difficult topic to base on snacks, there really is a good option for everyone, which earns you the top spot.
Second is the fictional African village of Harambe, and all the delicious snacks it offers.
For a morning snack, try Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery or Tamu Tamu Refreshments for unique cakes like pistachio honey croissant, guava dane and cream cheese or the Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll (yes, it’s actually called so!), and more. traditional options.
Find classic snacks like popcorn (Mahindi), Dole Whip (Tamu Tamu), hot dogs, Mickey pretzels and churros (Harambe Fruit Market) all over this land, as well as some healthy options like grilled corn , fruit and trail. mixture (Harambe Fruit Market).
Lastly, satisfy your sweet tooth with candy apples, cookies, candy and more at Zuri’s Sweets Shop.
Again, there isn’t much theming in these snacks, but definitely a great variety!
Next up is the fictional Asian city of Anandapur from Animal Kingdom. There’s a little less variety here, but there are still several good options to suit you.
For Asian-influenced items, try the chicken balls at Mr. Kamal’s or egg rolls and fried rice at Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes. The latter also serves many great breakfast snacks, such as yoghurt perfects and hash brown bites.
Other takeaway options include Drinkwallah’s unique nuts, as well as the more traditional dishes and soft floats of Anandapur’s ice cream truck and Joffrey’s cakes.
For a snack a little more out of this world, and definitely unique, look no further than Pandora.
Satu’li Canteen serves very useful creamy blueberry cheese mousse for Instagram, while Pongu Pongu includes the popular spring roll of pineapple cream cheese as well as French toast sticks for breakfast and soft pretzels later.
While it has some good items, Pandora doesn’t really offer many snack options, so you should only plan a snack break here if you have your heart set on a Na’vi creation.
5) Dinoland, USA
You might think it would be pretty easy to find dinosaur-themed snacks, but they really aren’t found anywhere in Dinoland.
Here you will find a variety of sweet and savory snacks. The savory options are a little more unique, with buffalo chicken chips at Trilo-Bites and Walt’s chili served on corn chips or hot dogs at Dino Diner. Sweet options include ice cream cookie sandwiches and sundaes at Dino-Bite Snacks, as well as soft portions and floats at Trilo-Bites.
These snacks are still good, albeit a little uninspired.
Last (by far) is this land that most people move on their way to the rest of the park.
There’s only one place to have a snack here, and that’s Joffrey’s, which isn’t unique, or themed, or offers a wide variety.
So just keep adding to get to the good stuff!
Overall, I was a little disappointed with the snacks at Animal Kingdom, especially on the subject. I would love to see more authentic African and Asian snacks served in their respective park areas, as well as more animal and dinosaur themed items throughout Discovery Island and Dinoland.
However, there is no shortage of places to snack, so you will never go hungry while admiring this beautiful park!
What are your favorite places to snack at Animal Kingdom? Let us know in the comments!