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If you are looking for a great way to experience the flavors of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler is a great option! With this digital value card, you will be able to enjoy a delectable day of flavorful food and beverage as they taste their way around the park’s carts, kiosks, and, after 4 p.m., at quick-service restaurants with a bonus digital value card.
The sampler costs $50 USD. It includes two digital value cards: one $50 USD card that can be used at over 40 outdoor food and beverage locations throughout the park (and does not expire), and a bonus $10 USD card that can be used at the following quick-service restaurants after 4 p.m. from Dec. 22, 2019 through Jan. 4, 2020: Restaurantosaurus (DinoLand U.S.A), Pizzafari and Pizzafari Family-Style Dining (Discovery Island), Flame Tree Barbecue (Discovery Island), and Satu’li Canteen (Pandora – The World of Avatar). In addition, with each $50 USD card purchased, you will receive two (2) reserved seats for the second showing of Rivers of Light: We are One (which must be redeemed between Dec. 22, 2019 and Jan. 4, 2020).
At each of the outdoor food and beverage locations, you can use the $50 USD card to purchase anything on the menu. Among these dishes are some favorites from this spring’s Tasting Sampler as well as a whole host of delicious new bites only available during the holiday season.
Here’s a list of all the new and returning eats and treats that you won’t want to miss:
Kusafiri Bakery (Africa)
- Curry Trio with Shrimp, Chicken, and Vegetable Curries
Caravan Road (Asia)
- Ginger Slaw Dog
- Char Siu Pork with Sticky Rice
Mr. Kamal’s (Asia)
- Fried Chicken Dumplings
- Kamal’s Fries with Dipping Sauces
Trilo-Bites (DinoLand U.S.A.)
- Buffalo Chicken Chips
- Peppermint Cookies and Cream Sundae
- Bugs ‘n Grubs Cone
Dino-Bite Snacks (DinoLand U.S.A.)
- Scrooge McDuck’s Billionaire Bacon Caramel Sundae
- Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwich
Terra Treats (Discovery Island)
- Tomato and Cheese Pizza
- Seasonal Specialty Pizza
Smiling Crocodile (Discovery Island)
- Pulled Pork Jelly Donut Slider
- Pulled Pork Street Taco
- Tamale with Tomatillo Sauce, Red Chile Sauce, and a Jalapeño Cream Sauce
Additional Participating Carts and Kiosks
- Mahindi (popcorn, glazed nuts, beer)
- Tamu Tamu Refreshments (Simba Sunset, Simba Ice Cream Sandwich, Pineapple Dole Whip Cup, ice cream treats, beer)
- Dawa Bar (specialty beverages, cocktails, beer)
- Harambe Fruit Market (fruit, pretzels, grilled corn with African spices)
- Warung Outpost (pretzels, chips, margaritas)
- Drinkwallah (nuts, chips, frozen beverages)
- Chakranadi (pretzels, nuts, beer, fountain beverages)
- Anandapur Ice Cream Treats (Forbidden Mountain Cone, soft-serve ice cream treats, fountain beverages)
- Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks (Pumpkin Spice Pretzel, popcorn, ice cream treats, pretzels, cocktails, beer)
- Snack Cart near UP! A Great Bird Adventure (ice cream treats)
- Dino Diner (chips and queso, chili cheese dog, corn chip pie, churros, beer)
- Corn-ivores (popcorn, bottled beverages)
- Feeding Ground (popcorn, frozen lemonade, beer)
- Eight Spoon Café (macaroni and cheese with pulled pork or shrimp, pretzels)
- Isle of Java (coffee, pastries, chocolate donut holes)
- Snack Cart near Tiffins Restaurant (all-beef hot dogs, ice cream treats)
Pandora – The World of Avatar
- Pongu Pongu (pretzels, pineapple lumpia, specialty beverages)
- Beverage Cart near Pongu Pongu (chips, bottled beverages)
- Ice Cream Carts (ice cream treats, bottled beverages)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler can be purchased starting Oct. 8, 2019, and will be available through Jan. 4, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. noon E.T. and can be used at Disney’s Animal Kingdom during regular operating hours. When you purchase the sampler, you'll receive an email for each digital value card. Each email will have a barcode that can be added to your digital wallet on your mobile phone and scanned at most food and beverage locations throughout the park. For a full list of participating locations and menu offerings, visit any food and beverage location at the park. To purchase, visit http://offers.disney.com/DAKDINEBONUS/.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler $50 USD digital value card can only be redeemed at the participating locations indicated on the Tasting Sampler map, which will be available at any participating food and beverage location in the park from Dec. 22, 2019 through Jan. 4, 2020. It cannot be used at Table-Service Restaurants or Quick-Service Restaurants and does not expire. Terms and Conditions apply.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom After 4 p.m. Quick Service Bonus $10 USD digital value card may only be redeemed at the five locations above and is not valid for use after Jan. 4, 2020. Terms and Conditions apply.
- Guests must be at least 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please keep a valid form of identification on hand at all times to verify your age.
- All menu items and event experiences are subject to change without notice.
- $50 USD Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler and the $10 Disney’s Animal Kingdom After 4 Quick Service Bonus are separate products and cannot be combined.
- Your Clients can check in for the Rivers of Light: We Are One show at the Dining Package kiosk on the DinoLand U.S.A. side of the theater and show a Cast Member their Tasting Sampler Digital Value Card on their mobile device.
Give the Gift of 'Ohana Time and Save!
Spending time with loved ones is the most special gift of all. That’s why this holiday season you can give the gift of ‘ohana time with a trip to AULANI, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaiʻi.
So this holiday season, everyone can give the gift of time together—with an unforgettable trip to AULANI Resort, where the longer you stay, the more you save. Guests can save up to 30% on 5+ consecutive-night stays or save 25% on 4-night stays with these spring* offers.
Give the Gift of a Getaway in the New Year - Save Up to 25% on Select Stays at a Disneyland Resort Hotel
Surprise loved ones with an unforgettable present underneath the tree—a fun escape near new and exciting experiences at both theme parks!
Explore savings on select rooms available at all 3 Disneyland Resort hotels—valid for stays most Sunday through Thursday nights from January 5 through April 16, 2020:
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
Book from November 12, 2019 through March 14, 2020; travel must be completed by April 17, 2020.
Give the Gift of Magical Escape - Enjoy 25% Off Select Rooms with a 4-Night or Longer Stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel
This holiday season, treat your loved ones to an early 2020 retreat to the Disneyland Resort. With this special offer, enjoy 25% off select rooms with a 4-night or longer stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or the Disneyland Hotel.
Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most nights January 5 through April 16, 2020. To take advantage of this special offer, be sure to book through March 14, 2020; travel must be completed by April 17, 2020.
The Ultimate Way to Experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
You're about to step into the excitement of someof Harry Potter's greatest adventures and enter two magical lands: Hogsmeade in Universal's Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida.
Experience the wizarding world like never before in an all-new thrilling roller coaster, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, now open in Islands of Adventure.
Package will include a 3-Park 5-Day Park-to-Park Ticket which includes admission to Universal Studios Florida AND Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Universal’s Volcano Bay.
Purchase through December 9, 2020
Universal Orlando Ticket Offer: 3rd Park Free from $53* per Day
Experience the awesome of all three theme parks for one great price. Purchase by Dec. 2, 2019 and use by May 22, 2020. Blockout dates Dec. 26-31, 2019.
Disney Parks Salutes U.S. Military with Special Ticket Offers, Room Rates in 2020
Disney Destinations continues to honor active-duty and retired members of the U.S. military with special offers on theme park admissions and resort stays at Walt Disney World® Resort for most dates in 2020.
Members of the U.S. Military can choose between 4-Day, 5-Day, and, new for 2020, 6-Day Military Salute Tickets. A 4-Day ticket costs $265, a 5-Day ticket costs $283, and a 6-Day ticket costs $301. The Park HopperOption is included on all Military Salute Tickets, and the Park HopperPlusOption can be added to each ticket for $50. Prices are the same for both children and adults. Tickets must be used during the period from January 1, 2020 through December 18, 2020.
Give the Gift of Adventure -- and Save!
Celebrate the holiday season by giving the biggest gift of all - the gift of adventure! Plus, enjoy savings of up to $400 per person on some of the most popular itineraries that take you from the pristine Alaskan frontier to Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the Colosseum in Rome and many other amazing destinations. Book select 2020 Adventures by Disney vacations through December 20, 2019 and take advantage of this special holiday offer.
Give the Gift of a Magical Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel -- Save Up to 25% on Rooms in Early 2020
Surprise your loved ones with a memorable getaway! With the help of this merry offer, you can save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels—valid for stays most nights January 1 through April 25, 2020 when you book by January 1, 2020.
Plus, receive a $30 USD Disney Gift Card per person (ages 3 and up) on the reservation when you upgrade to a package by adding 6-day or longer theme park tickets―a wonderful opportunity for everyone to pick out their own special souvenir.
Enjoy a Kids Delicious Dining Offer: Free Dining Plan for Kids (Ages 3-9)
Get a FREE dining plan for your kids (ages 3 to 9) when you buy a non-discounted 3-night/3-day package for you and your kid(s) that includes a room at a select Disney Value Resort hotel, theme park tickets and a dining plan. Valid for arrivals most nights from January 1 – March 7, 2020 when you book through January 1, 2020.
Make your first visit even more special with an extra dash of magic. With this offer, you'll receive the Frozen Welcome Pack, including:
Save up to 25% off Select Stays at a Disneyland Resort Hotel
Save up to 25% off select rooms at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel from Oct. 13-Dec. 19, 2019 when you book through Dec. 5, 2019. This offer is valid most Sunday-Thursday nights.
Save up to 20% on Standard room types and 25% on Premium room types at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® and Spa. Save up to 15% on Standard room types and 20% on Premium room types at the Disneyland Hotel.
Step into your own VIP adventure.
Save up to $400* per person on select departures. Book through 12/16/19 for travel 9/30/19–1/5/20.
Book Adventures by Disney now and enjoy special rates on exclusive fall and winter vacations.
This fall and winter, come discover immersive activities the entire family will love, from the savanna of South Africa to the surprises of Southern California.
Every moment is a reminder that holiday magic is alive
You've picked the merriest, most perfect time to visit! At Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you'll find the holidays shine bright on Mickey's very merry nights. Plus, you can buy early and save $10 on select nights, November 8–December 22!
Entertainment offerings subject to change without notice. Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket. Ticket valid only during specific event hours and subject to availability.
Disney Cruise Line Takes #1 Spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Cruise Line Rankings for the Seventh Year in a Row
Festive New Performances and Returning Favorites Come to Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park
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More Reservations Made Available for the Ultimate Disney Christmas Package at Walt Disney World Resort
New Play Disney Parks App Digital Achievements and Commemorative Trading Pins available at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort
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