Details, Menu Released for ‘Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night’ Event at Animal Kingdom

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Back in April, Walt Disney World announced a new progressive dining experience coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Now, with Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night set to begin in less that a month, we have more information about the Lion King themed event, which will include fun activities, live music, and food.

Guests will enjoy a welcome reception at the train station in Harambe, then receive their boarding pass and travel by train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch.

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The reception menu includes meat pies, Durban chips and dips, and hand-selected meats and cheeses, plus Harambellini, a beverage featuring sparking South African wine and a mixture of fruit juices. Kids can snack on cheese, fruit, and Tofaa, which are chocolate caramel-dipped green apples.

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Once at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, guests can try out the Kilimanjaro Safaris Virtual Reality experience, gives them a 360-degree look at the sights and sounds of the safari, include the African lions. Guests can also visit with Timon and Rafiki.

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More refreshments are available at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, including spiced crisp plantains, South African oat and coconut bars, and Sundowner Safari Mix, with spiced nuts and dried fruit. Kids can enjoy seasonal fruit or Trail Mix Bites, with granola, chocolate chips, raisins, and honey.

Adults can also enjoy a specialty beverage of Chief’s Shandy, Tusker beer blended with lemonade, or Wanjohi’s Dawa, a blend of tequila, pineapple, mango, and ancho chile.

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The night continues as guests reboard the train and head back to Harambe Market for dinner and more entertainment. Look for African musicians, dancing, and storytelling, plus a menu inspired by the five featured African animals.

The African Station

  • Char-Grilled Steak with Herb-Infused Mealie, Chakalaka, and a Red Wine Sauce
  • Chicken with Fingerling Potatoes, Kool Slaai, and Mango Sambal
  • (Kids) Chicken Tenders

The Cape Buffalo Station

  • Shrimp Curry with Sustainable Shrimp, Cape Malay Green Coconut Curry, and Fragrant Basmati Rice
  • Grilled Sweet Corn with Farmer’s Cheese, Chili-Lime Spice, and Citrus Aioli
  • (Kids) Barbecued Ribs, Macaroni and Cheese

The Rhinoceros Station

  • Vegetable Curry with Roasted Seasonal Vegetables served over Basmati Rice
  • Vegetarian Potato and Pea Samosa, Pickled Vegetables, and Tamarind Dipping Sauce
  • (Kids) Barbecued Ribs, Macaroni and Cheese

The African Elephant Station

  • Smoked Honey-glazed Pork Belly with White Bean Purée, 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
  • (Kids) Mini Corn Dog

Harambe Market Courtyard Station

  • Petite Greens, Local Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sweety Drop Peppers, Citrus, and Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Boerie Roll 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


  • Talking Monkey – Coffee Liqueur, Banana Liqueur, and Espresso-infused Snow Leopard Vodka
  • Marketplace Sangria – 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
  • Assorted African Beer and Wine

At each station, guests will learn more about the “Big Five” animals, plus kids can create their own bracelet or necklace.

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Tickets are already on sale for Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night, which will be held select nights starting July 24th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Adults are $125 plus tax and children (3-9) are $99. Theme park admission is required, but not included.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.


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