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The 'Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night' Dinner Details Have Been Released

The 'Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night' Dinner Details Have Been Released

An all-new dining adventure is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom select nights beginning July 24.  The Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night is a family-friendly progressive dining experience celebrating the story of "The Lion King" and drawing inspiration from the African culture.

When: Begins on July 24, 2019 on select Wednesday nights from 6-9pm for a limited time (Currently through October 23)

Where: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Cost: $125 plus tax for adults and $99 plus tax for children ages 3-9 and separate park admission is required.

There are also fun activities that accompany the dinner including a Kilimanjaro Safaris Virtual Realty experience. After enjoying a welcome reception at the train station in Harambe, you’ll board the train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch where you can try out an exclusive virtual reality 360-degree safari experience. You will get up close and personal with the sights and sounds of Pride Rock, coming face-to-face with the amazing host, the African lions. You can also meet with some of your favorite characters including Timon and Rafiki.

Let's talk about the food! When you begin your journey at the Harambe Train Station, you’ll enjoy a welcome reception featuring meat pies, Durban chips and dip, and a hand-selected array of meats and cheeses as well as Harambellini, a specialty beverage featuring sparkling South African wine blended with a bright burst of passion fruit, orange, and guava juices. For the kids there will be cheese, fruit, and Tofaa (chocolate caramel-dipped green apples). 

When you arrive at Rafiki’s Planet Watch you can snack on spiced crisp plaintains, South African oat and coconut bars, and Sundowner Safari Mix with spiced nuts and dried fruit. Kids can enjoy seasonal fruit and Trail Mix Bites with granola, chocolate chips, raisins, and honey. The adult specialty beverages here is the Chief’s Shandy (Tusker beer blended with lemonade), and Wanjohi’s Dawa, a refreshing blend of tequila, pineapple, mango, and Ancho chile. 

After you adventure at Rafiki's Planet Watch you will ride the train back to your final destination: Harambe Market. Here you’ll partake in a delicious dinner while enjoying music from African musicians, a dance party, and storytelling. The menu is inspired by the five featured African animals and you will find stations representing each of the animals around the market and a selection of additional offerings in the courtyard.

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’s Option)

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

  • Barbecued Ribs (Kid’s Option)

  • Macaroni and Cheese (Kid’s Option)

The Rhinoceros Station:

  • Vegetable Curry with Roasted Seasonal Vegetables served over Basmati Rice

  • Vegetarian Potato and Pea Samosa, Pickled Vegetables, and Tamarind Dipping Sauce

  • Barbecued Ribs (Kid’s Option)

  • Macaroni and Cheese (Kid’s Option)

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

  • Mini Corn Dog (Kid’s Option)

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

Specialty Beverages:

  • 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 (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)

Menus and options are subject to change, but at each station, you’ll learn a little bit about each of the Big Five animals. Children are invited to choose their favorite Big Five animal charm and create their very own bracelet or necklace. 

For more information and to make reservations, call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463) or visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.

News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog



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