Earth Week at Animal Kingdom
Treats (through April 28), rare characters to meet (& HUG!), and all the conservation information you could ask for are at Animal Kingdom this week at Walt Disney World.
First up, the Flamingo Cupcake, you can find this at Flame Tree BBQ and Pizzafari for $5.99. If you are a strawberry fan, this cupcake is absolutely delicious (this coming from someone who does not particularly enjoy WDW cupcakes…). The Flamingo is made of pure sugar and the wings are white chocolate.
Second, the Honey Bee Cupcake, $5.99, found at Creature Comforts and Restaurantosaurus, is an orange cake with honey Bavarian filling, honey frosting, and a white chocolate honeycomb. The bees are also sugar, just like the flamingo.
At Terra Treats (across from Creature Comforts/Starbucks). The Loggerhead is granny smith apple syrup with Sprite, a sugared rim, and gummy worms plus a glow cube!
Just to the right of Flame Tree BBQ you will find Isle of Java and this refreshing Cherry Coke slush topped with cotton candy. As a warning though, eat the cotton candy quickly, the humid Florida air makes it super sticky, super quick.
One treat we were usable to get, the Sea Turtle, is at Dino Diner (by the games and open from 11am – 4pm). Here is a photo from Disney Parks, it’s frozen blue raspberry and frozen lemonade with blue cotton candy on top.
Specialty Cocktails can be found at Restaurantosaurus Lounge, Dawa Bar, Thirsty River Bar, and Satul’i Canteen.
Specialty beers can be found at Restaurantosaurus Lounge (DinoLand), Dawa Bar (Africa), and Thirsty River Bar (Asia).
Outside of Animal Kingdom you can find two treats, only available through April 22, one at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s The Mara and one at Boardwalk Resort’s Bakery.
The Mara: Plant in Boot: Chocolate Spice Cake with Coconut Ganache in a Chocolate Boot, this item is a plant-based dessert.
Boardwalk Bakery: Garden Cupcake: Lemon cupcake with a lemon curd filling topped with vanilla buttercream and white chocolate ladybug
At Disneyland Park there are 3 special Earth Day/Week treats
River Belle Terrace (available April 21 through 25)
- Corn on a Cob Succotash: “Butter”-poached corn, edamame purée, and chili oil
- Plant-based Chili & Cornbread Skillet: Chili beans, corn cake, “sour cream,” and green onions
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
GCH Craftsman Grill (available on Mobile Order through April 30)
- Earth Day Hot Dog: Hot dog of the month special featuring plant-based sausage, sauteed spinach, mushrooms, and onions topped with green goddess dressing, edible flowers, and served with fruit
When you choose items that are plant-based for your food you’re also doing something good for the environment! These choices can help reduce your carbon footprint and enhance biodiversity! Chefs across the Disney Parks teamed up with ImpossibleTM to create options for guests that help expand the “commitment to putting plants on the plate and into the mouths of foodies in delicious and creative ways.” Here is where you can find a few old and new tasty, environmentally friendly food options:
Animal Kingdom: Impossible Spicy Southwestern Burger at Restaurantosaurus
Magic Kingdom: Impossible Revolutionary Meatloaf at Liberty Tree Tavern
Disneyland Park: Galaxy’s Edge: Felucian Kefta & Hummus Garden Spread Docking Bay 7 and the Ronto-less Garden Wrap at Ronto Roasters
Disney California Adventure: Impossible Banh Mi at Lucky Fortune Cookery
Small things we do each day can help our environment, visit Disney’s Planet Possible for more information and begin simply with recycling and reducing household water consumption.
Just a few extra photos from the day at DAK (plus the ever special/rare photo op with Koda & Kenai from Disney’s animated film Brother Bear!)