Animal Kingdom Snacks You Don’t Want to Miss

Maybe it’s just me, but I vacation for two reasons – entertainment and food. A vacation to Walt Disney World ® Resort is no exception. I will 100% rearrange my whole plan for the day to get the snacks, treats, or meals that I want into my belly. If you like good food and drink on your vacation, you are my people and I welcome you. 

Here are some of my favorite snacks at Animal Kingdom®.

  1. Pongu (Pineapple) Lumpia. Lumpias are similar to egg rolls, but this one is sweet, not savory and filled with pineapple and cream cheese. It is typically served warm and makes a great breakfast snack for rope dropping Pandora. Find it at Pongu Pongu in Pandora—The World of Avatar.
  2. Night Blossom. Super fruity flavor and sweet. Also cold and refreshing. Frozen pear-limeade and apple flavors layered and topped with passion fruit boba. If it is hot out, it’ll melt fast! Find it at Pongu Pongu in Pandora—The World of Avatar.
Pongu (Pineapple) Lumpia - Pongu Pongu, Pandora
Night Blossom - Pongu Pongu, Pandora
Cheeseburger Pods - Satu'li Canteen, Pandora—The World of Avatar.
  1. Cheeseburger Pods.  Steamed bao buns filled with seasoned ground beef, ketchup, mustard, pickle, and cheese. The adult entree comes with two and a side, the kid entree comes with one and is the perfect snack size. Also worth noting – I despise pickles, but you can’t really  taste them in this dish. Find it at Satu’li Canteen in Pandora—The World of Avatar.
  1. Pulled Pork Mac n Cheese. Noodles – good, cheese sauce – good, pulled pork – good, topped with crispy onions – even better. This yummo-in-a-bowl is available in entree and side size so you can share a meal or have a snack. Find it at Flame Tree BBQ.
Pulled Pork Mac n Cheese - Flame Tree BBQ
  1. Simba Pretzel. You know I love Mickey Pretzels with cheese, but this fun spin I had to try on our last visit and I was delighted. It’s thinner than the standard Mickey Pretzel, but still soft and chewy and shaped like the future King of the Prideland. Find it at Harambe Food Market.
  2. Grilled Curry Corn. Ok, I skipped this tasty, savory snack more times than I’d like to admit until a travel friend insisted that we get “breakfast corn” and beer on a quick stop to Animal Kingdom®. It blew my mind and I have added this snack to my “must have every visit” list. We call it breakfast corn because it’s the first thing I get (the stand opens early, but the corn isn’t usually ready until after 10am) in the morning – beer is optional but recommended.  Find it at Harambe Food Market.
Simba Pretzel - Harambe Food Market
Curry Corn and Beer - Harambe Market
  1. Seasoned Fries. I’m sort of a French fry connoisseur, it’s a real thing (in my head). I love fries – all fries and while most fries on Disney property seem the same Mr. Kamal seasons them perfectly for something quite different. Learn more about my favorite fries in a dedicated blog post. Find it at Mr. Kamal’s.
  1. Dole Whip with Rum. You read that right. This is one of the few places on Walt Disney World® Resort. You can choose light or dark rum and it will change your life. Find it at Tamu Tamu Refreshments.
That’s the end of the list for now. While there are loads more snacks to enjoy at Animal Kingdom®, I’ve shared my favorites here. What did I miss?