Limited-time Tasting Sampler experience comes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom has some of the best attractions at Walt Disney World, and it’s also one of our favorite places to eat in the parks. From delicious Dole Whips (with or without rum!) at Tamu Tamu to the addictive Pineapple Lumpia at Pongu Pongu, there’s plenty for foodies to love at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Now, for a limited time, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler experience allows you to try some of these bites and beverages and enjoy preferred seating for the second showing of the “Rivers of Light” nighttime show.

Available to purchase online now, the Tasting Sampler package costs $30 and gets you a pre-loaded $35 digital gift card that can be used at over 40 outdoor carts and kiosks throughout the park. The gift card is sent via email, and you can add the barcode to your digital wallet before embarking on your culinary adventure with sweet and savory plates and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

You can use the gift card from December 22, 2018 – January 2, 2019, and during this limited time, a few special menu items will be available. These limited-time menu offerings include:

  • Shrimp Curry and Chicken Curry Bowls at Kusafiri Bakery
  • House-smoked Pastrami Sliders at Smiling Crocodile
  • Buffalo Chicken Chips at Trilo-Bites
  • Pulled Pork or Shrimp Mac and Cheese plates at Eight Spoon Cafe
  • Korean Fiery Beef Sliders and Tuna Bao at Caravan Road

In addition, you can enjoy the park’s regular offerings like popcorn, glazed nuts, ice cream, craft beer, and more. To learn about all the participating locations, pick up a map at Creature Comforts or Isle of Java.


Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler package costs $30 and includes a $35 digital gift card that can be used at select food & beverage carts and kiosks from December 22, 2018 – January 2, 2019. The package also includes preferred seating for one person per gift card at the second showing of “Rivers of Light” on the night you select during that timeframe.

A few important things to note:

  • Admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom is required and not included in the cost of the Tasting Sampler
  • You must purchase the Tasting Sampler package at least 24 hours before arriving at the park
  • The gift card can only be used at participating locations between 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM, and cannot be used at Table-Service Restaurants or Quick-Service Restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this offering
  • On rare occasions, evening entertainment may be rescheduled or canceled; please consult the entertainment schedule or call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 prior to arrival to reconfirm showtime
  • A limited number of Tasting Samplers will be available for each day

The day after you purchase this Tasting Sampler, you’ll receive an email containing your digital gift card. If you purchased multiple Tasting Samplers during a single transaction, the value of your purchase will be combined and reflected in a single digital gift card. The email will be sent to your primary email address on file.

To purchase the Tasting Sampler experience, visit the Walt Disney World website or call 407 WDW-DINE.

Source: Disney

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