Calling all explorers! Starting this summer, an all-new dining adventure, Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night, is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Beginning July 24, 2019, the new dining experience includes a ride on the Wildlife Express Train, a visit to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, and dinner at Harambe Market. Throughout the evening, you’ll be treated to light bites, sweet and savory dishes, and unique beverages, plus you’ll get to interact with two beloved characters from “The Lion King.” Here’s how Disney describes the event:
Starting at the train station, you’ll receive light hors d’oeuvres, snacks, and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) while enjoying acoustic music before hopping on the train to ride over to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with more light bites and sips. And hanging out in the train station, familiar friends Timon and Rafiki will be available for character greetings and fun interactive activities for all ages. Once you’ve finished up at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, hop back on the train and get ready to venture over to Harambe Market for the main event. Throughout the marketplace, you’ll enjoy an array of sweet and savory dishes paired with unique beverages.
The entire evening is a celebration of “The Lion King,” which marks its 25th anniversary this year, as well as the Big Five game animals: the African elephant, the rhinoceros, the Cape buffalo, the leopard, and the event’s host animal, the lion. Throughout the night, you’ll learn more about the challenges these animals face around the world and find out how Disney is working to protect them.
Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night costs $125 plus tax for adults and $99 plus tax for children aged 3 – 9. Separate park admission is required.
The dining experience begins on July 24 and reservations open on April 3. Call 407 WDW-DINE or visit the Walt Disney World website to book your spot. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can receive early access to reservations starting on April 2 by calling 407 WDW-DINE.