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Sweet Additons for The Lion King’s 30th Anniversary at Disney World

Sweet Additons for The Lion King’s 30th Anniversary at Disney World

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In The Lion King movie, they sing “can you feel the love tonight?” Disney World guests certainly can with all of the fun treats, characters, and more commemorating the 30th Anniversary of this classic film.

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Amazingly, we’ve been enjoying The Lion King for 30 years! Besides being a classic movie, it’s also my (Susan’s) favorite Broadway show. The puppetry is always so impressive!

Have you found yourself singing “Hakuna Matata” or wearing it on a t-shirt? This is a classic feel-good song from The Lion King.

To celebrate this film, “The Lion King” animated film will feature fun throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom from June 10 through September 6, 2024.

Lion King Love

Disney World has Big Plans for the 30th Anniversary of Lion King
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First, exciting news about the characters! You can now visit Rafiki’s Planet Watch and meet Timon and Rafiki again!

If you enjoy collecting popcorn buckets, you’ll want to get the Pumbaa popcorn bucket along with Lion King 30th-anniversary merchandise.

And you don’t want to miss Festival of the Lion King. It’s one of the best live shows at Disney World!

Limited Time Treats

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom has some of the best snacks and drinks in all of Disney World.

Don’t miss a single item of this special lineup. Check them all out below along with their locations:

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  • Eight Spoon Cafè – The Simba, mango-flavored slushy combined with grenadine and topped with gummy worms
  • Tiffins Restaurant – Rafikis’s Squash Banana, a shake blended with squash bananas, baobab fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom.
  • Restaurantosaurus – Shenzi strawberry lemonade, Minute Maid lemonade and strawberry smoothie, blue curacao syrup, and a souvenir glow cube.
  • Trilo-bites – Zazu DOLE Whip lime and coconut float (available through September 9)
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  • Isle of Java – Timon’s Luau, a layered dessert with vanilla chiffon, passion fruit curd, guava jam, vanilla chantilly cream, and an edible tropical flower.
  • Tiffins Restaurant – “Remember Who You Are” dessert, Kenyan coffee mousse filled with caramelized bananas, chai, chantilly, banana-caramel sauce, chocolate-coffee crumble, and a chocolate decoration with a sugar sun.
  • Tamu Tamu – Zazu ice cream sandwich, vanilla ice cream between two blue cake-coated sugar cookies.
  • Harambe Market – You Follow Old Rafiki cheesecake, passion fruit-mango cheesecake with a coconut-lime crust, vanilla bean chantilly, and a chocolate medallion.
  • Pizzafari – Rightful Ruler cupcake, red velvet cake with cookies ‘n cream cheesecake filling and chocolate icing topped with a chocolate medallion on chocolate rocks.
  • Various locations – Simba paw cookie, sugar cookie shaped and iced like an adorable paw print

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