The Disney Parks Blog has shared more details about the new Animal Kingdom signature dining adventure starting on July 24. Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night will be an interactive dining experience the whole family will love. From amazing culinary dishes to live entertainment and animal encounters this exciting event is one you won’t want to miss.

Circle of Flavors Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Circle of Flavors Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

What’s happening:

  • Earlier this year, Walt Disney World announced an all-new dining adventure coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom beginning July 24.  
  • Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night will be a family-friendly progressive dining experience drawing inspiration from the many facets of African cultures.
  • In addition to celebrating the beloved story of The Lion King, this experience honors some of the most majestic and endangered African animals through:
    • Delicious flavors
    • Fun activities
    • Live music
    • Appreciation for animal conservation
  • Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night begins on July 24, 2019 and will be offered on select nights from 6-9pm for a limited time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  • Pricing is $125 plus tax for adults and $99 plus tax for children ages 3-9 and separate park admission is required.
  • For more information and to make reservations:

Kilimanjaro Safaris Virtual Reality Experience for Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Kilimanjaro Safaris Virtual Reality Experience for Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Fun activities:

  • One of these unique activities offered will be a Kilimanjaro Safaris Virtual Realty experience.
  • After enjoying a welcome reception at the train station in Harambe, guests will hop on the train and journey to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. 
  • Here they’ll have the opportunity to try out a virtual reality 360-degree safari experience, only available exclusively during Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night.
  • Plus guests can get up close and personal with the sights and sounds of Pride Rock, coming face-to-face with our amazing host, the African lions.

Appetizers for Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Appetizers for Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Welcome reception:

  • Guests can indulge on a culinary expedition of food and beverages throughout the entire experience. The fun begins at the Harambe Train Station, where guests will enjoy a welcome reception featuring:
    • Meat pies
    • Durban chips and dip
    • A hand-selected array of meats and cheeses
    • Harambellini – sparkling South African wine blended with a bright burst of passion fruit, orange, and guava juices
  • Kids will enjoy:
    • Cheese
    • Fruit
    • Tofaa (chocolate caramel-dipped green apples)

Timon and Rafiki Character Greetings during Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Timon and Rafiki Character Greetings during Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • During the welcome reception, guests will receive a boarding pass to hop on the train and head to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, where fun activities and character greetings (Timon and Rafiki) and more bites and refreshments await.
  • Snacks include:
  • Spiced crisp plantains
  • South African oat and coconut bars
  • Sundowner Safari Mix with spiced nuts and dried fruit
  • Kids can enjoy:
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Trail Mix Bites – granola, chocolate chips, raisins, and honey
  • Specialty beverages featured:
  • Chief’s Shandy – Tusker beer blended with lemonade
  • Wanjohi’s Dawa – blend of tequila, pineapple, mango, and Ancho chile

Food Offerings for Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Food Offerings for Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Delicious flavors and live entertainment:

  • Hop back on the train to head back to your final destination: Harambe Market.
  • Here guests will partake in a delicious dinner while enjoying:
  • Upbeat music from African musicians
    • A dance party
    • Captivating storytelling

On the menu:

  • Dinner will feature an array of hearty dishes and yummy desserts inspired by the five featured African animals.
  • Around the marketplace, guests will find stations representing each of the animals and a selection of additional offerings in the courtyard.
  • 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, at each station, guests will 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.
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