• Friday, October 15, 2021

Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night

A unique new culinary journey is also coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom this summer! Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night is a dining experience that celebrates The Lion King and some of the most amazing endangered creatures found in Africa.

After a welcome reception at the Wildlife Express Train Station, you’ll board the train for a trip to Rafiki’s Planet Watch before ending with course meal at Harambe Market. During the adventure, you’ll experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of The Lion King as well as the big five game animals (the African Elephant, Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalo, Leopard, and Lion). Throughout the evening, you will learn a lot about the challenges that these big five animals face around the world as well as how Disney is working to protect them. Each stop on the journey will have its own special menu and lineup of entertainment!

Wildlife Express Train Station: Welcome Reception

The dining adventure begins with a welcome reception at the Wildlife Express Train Station. As you arrive, a musician will perform authentic African music. During the reception, you’ll mingle with other diners, get your boarding pass for the train, and learn about the “big five” animals from Cast Members. You can also enjoy a light menu featuring:

  • Light Hors D’Ouerves
  • Snacks
  • Specialty Beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic)
  • African Wines & Beers

First Stop: Rafiki’s Planet Watch

On the first stop of the trip you will hop off the train at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, where Lion King friends Timon and Rafiki are waiting to pose for photos. There will also be fun interactive activities for guests of all ages to enjoy at this stop, including an exciting virtual reality safari adventure. Before getting back on the train to head to the next stop, you can indulge in a few more light bites and snacks.

Main Course/Final Stop: Harambe Market

The final destination of your journey is Harambe Market, where a street fest celebration is in full swing. The party celebrates the Big Five creatures with dancing, storytelling, and creative food stations all throughout the market. Each station will represent one of the animals and will serve exclusive menu items inspired by each creature.

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-friendly option)
The Cape Buffalo Station
  • Shrimp Curry with Sustainable Shrimp, Cape Malay Green Coconut Curry, and Basmati Rice
  • Grilled Sweet Corn with Farmer’s Cheese, Chili-Lime Spice, and Citrus Aioli
  • Barbecue Ribs (Kid-friendly option)
  • Macaroni and Cheese (Kid-friendly option)
The Rhinoceros Station
  • Vegetable Curry with Roasted Seasonal Vegetables and Basmati Rice
  • Vegetarian Potato and Pea Samosa, Pickled Vegetables, and Tamarind Dipping Sauce
  • Barbecue Ribs (Kid-friendly option)
  • Macaroni and Cheese (Kid-friendly option)
The African Elephant Station
  • Smoked Honey-glazed Pork Belly with White Bean Puree, 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-friendly option)
Harambe Market Courtyard Station
  • Petite Greens, Local Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sweety Drop Peppers, Citrus, and Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Boerie Rolle 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: A 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)

This exciting dinner adventure is available for booking between December 4, 2019 and April 15, 2020. Tickets will cost $125 plus tax for adults and $99 plus tax for kids ages 3 – 9. You can book your trip now by calling (407) WDW – DINE. Additional park entrance is required, and you can get your Disney World tickets at a great price from Tickets2You!

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