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The Best Disney Seasonal Snack is at Animal Kingdom!

Sadly Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month is coming to an end on October 15th. Disney released several snacks and treats for this celebration, and it’s time to dig into one last snack. Without knowing, I saved the best snack for last.

In Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, there’s a hidden quick-service window called Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery. This location has a special empanada for Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month. Normally they have Spiced Potato Hand Pies (Empanadas), which I have never tried, but I am 110% sure I’m trying them on my next trip to DAK. The specialty item is an Impossible Empanada made with Plant-based Picadillo and the most amazing flaky Latin Dough.

I grew up eating picadillo, so I was excited about these empanadas. Whatever plant-based meat they are using for this picadillo is perfect. This snack, to me, is a 10 out of 10. The only downside was that they only gave two empanadas per plate, and I could’ve eaten at least four. It comes with a dipping sauce on the side; no idea what’s in it, but it’s phenomenal. This snack is priced at $9.99, which feels too expensive for just two empanadas, but it was lowkey worth it.

I hope they bring these back next year because I will be first in line. Because these empanadas were so good, I will have to come back and try the Spiced Potato Hand Pies. I hope they live up to the standard I’ve built up.

Have you ever been to this quick-service window in Animal Kingdom? Let us know in the comments below.

Hi, I'm Erica, and I write about all things Disney. Before working for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also performed at Disney. I have such an immense love for theme parks to the point I studied them in college.


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