Hello friends! It’s a new year, we have new products, new food offerings and much more prepared for 2022. Come with us as we take a look and explore what’s new at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The days after Christmas at Disney World may seem a little unpredictable. Some days have been very busy, while others have surprised us! Our visit to Animal Kingdom proved that the level of people may not be what you would expect, so always be prepared. Now let’s take a look at what’s new!
Animal Kingdom Merchandise Updates
The bright popcorn buckets of Christmas tree and the 50th anniversary of Minnie Mouse Sippers is available again during our most recent visits to Animal Kingdom. The golden tree popcorn buckets are $ 25, while Minnie’s sippers are $ 15.99. For our collector friends, this is your chance to grab this bucket and drink!
We found these reusable snacks at several popcorn stalls at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, so stay tuned or ask a cast member.
Check out more 50th anniversary popcorn buckets here!
Riverside Depot has a few new Disney pins, including the limited edition Vault 50th Anniversary pin for $ 24.99 and some of the Magical Comics pins. We’ve seen most of these pines at other Disney parks, but we’re glad to see that they came to Animal Kingdom.
There are also some new baby / kids t-shirts $ 19.99 each. You can get this white and red t-shirt with Mickey …
… or this version in gray and blue! We can’t decide which one is our favorite. What do you think?
Part of the holiday merchandise previously discovered at the Emporium in Magic Kingdom is now available at Riverside Depot. We found this shaker for salt and pepper $ 29.99.
This fun cookie jar is $ 54.99, but watch out because it could be on sale soon now that Christmas is over!
This covers all the new merchandise we found at Animal Kingdom. Let’s see what there is to EAT!
Animal Food Updates
Most of the new stuff in Animal Kingdom is related to food. We found snacks, sweets and drinks for days in the park! We’ll divide it by restaurant to make it easier to show you what’s new.
A few months ago we realized that Warung advance started selling popcorn, but now the menu has expanded to include it cupcakes, hot dogs and a breakfast sandwich!
Undoubtedly, this is an assortment of random food, especially for a location that used to sell mostly frozen daisies and other beverages. If you’re looking for a little 50th birthday gift for you, try the birthday muffin the next time you’re in Asia!
Barbecue Flame Tree / Restaurantosaurus
Then we visited the Flame Tree Barbecue, where we usually have a delicious barbecue or smoked meat, such as the plate of smoked meat bread. This time, though, we found a 2022 New Year’s cupcake, which ALSO looks like last year’s cupcake; let’s talk about déjà vu!
Both Flammetree Barbecue and Restaurantosaurus have the 2022 cupcake. If you are looking for a NEW 2022 cupcake, check out the one sold on the Boardwalk!
Click here to see Boardwalk Bakery’s 2022 New Year’s Cupcake
Various updates from the animal kingdom
During our trip to Animal Kingdom, the crowds were great in some areas, but not so bad in other places. The queue for Kilimanjaro safaris got pretty long in the mid-afternoon, but you can check the average wait times of most Disney Genie attractions!
Please note that Everest Expedition is preparing to close and will not be available for three months!
With that, we’ve covered all the news in Animal Kingdom! Do you have a trip to Disney World soon? Stay tuned to DFB for more Disney World news and updates.
The best (and worst) things we ate at Disney World in December!
What do you expect in 2022? Let us know in the comments!