Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Disney's Animal Kingdom News Round-Up for May 21, 2014: Tamarins, Cocktails and Deliciousness

Harambe Nights Looks to be a Winner:  We told you in last week’s News Round-Up about how select dates for the upcoming Harambe Nights event had sold out in the premium seating category.  Well, according to, now ALL premium seating tickets for all dates have sold out.

Strong sales means there is a lot of interest in this event, and that means we are hoping for two things.  One, that Disney delivers with a really good event.  And two, if they do deliver on this, that they extend the dates so we can go too!

Harambe Nights Menu Released:  With that in mind, the Disney Parks Blog released the full menu for the Harambe Nights event.  It’s not only rather extensive for such an event, it is also pretty creative.  It combines African and Indian flavors, much in the spirit of Sanaa and the other Animal Kingdom Lodge Rrestaurants.  Take a look at that article, as it also includes an interview with Chef Robert Gilbert

New Signature Cocktails offered at DAK:  Last week, Safari Mike reported on how the famous pineapple Dole Whips are coming to the Tamu Tamu counter service for Memorial Day Weekend.  But that is not the only new treat debuting at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this week.  A couple of “adult beverages” are being added as well.

The Coconut-Lychee Lemonade, made with coconut rum, lychee and lemonade, will be available at Drinkwallah in Asia.  And over in Dinoland U.S.A., you can now get the Carnival Cocktail, which is made from rum, lemonade and blue cotton candy.  You can find that crazy sounding concoction at Cornivores, located in DinoRama.

New Habitat for Cotton-Top Tamarins Coming Soon:   It would appear the incredibly cute, and very entertaining, Cotton-Top Tamarins are about to receive some new digs, as construction begins on a new exhibit in Discovery Island.  It seems they will move over by Creature Comforts.

Park Hours for this week are...

Wednesday: May 21 9am - 7pm
Thursday:  May 22  9am - 7pm
Friday: May 23  9am - 8pm
Saturday: May 24 8am - 9pm (Extra Magic Hour 7-8am)
Sunday: May 25  8am - 9pm
Monday: May 26 8am - 9pm (Extra Magic Hour 7-8am)
Tuesday: May 27 8am - 8pm

Check Out Kenny the Pirate for this week’s Entertainment Schedule!

Attraction Closures:
Festival of the Lion King - closed until June 2014
Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade - scheduled to close permanently May 31 2014
It’s Tough To Be A Bug - Scheduled to Close from early-July through mid-August
Camp Minnie-Mickey - closed permanently

Have A Wild Time this week!!

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