Find out what the special drink & food options are at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando, Florida to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the hit animated movie, The Lion King

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In honor of the 30th anniversary of the animated movie “The Lion King,” Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World has put together some very special menu items! Themed Lion King treats and drinks will be offered throughout the theme park. These specialty offerings will be available from June 10, 2024 through September 9, 2024.

Today, we’ll go over the delicious goodies and their corresponding dining locations at Animal Kingdom park. And then we’ll share a few tips if you’re planning to visit Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida for the Lion King anniversary celebration.

Lion King 30th Anniversary Menu

Tiffins Restaurant

Located at Discovery Island

  • “Remember Who You Are” The Lion King 30th Anniversary Dessert
    • Kenyan coffee mousse filled with:
      • Banana-caramel sauce
      • Chocolate decoration
      • Chai chantilly
      • Sugar sun
      • Caramelized bananas
      • Chocolate-coffee crumble
  • Rafiki’s Squash Banana
    • A shake blended with:
      • Cinnamon
      • Baobab fruit
      • Cardamom
      • Vanilla
      • Squash bananas

Isle of Java

Located at Discovery Island

  • Timon’s Luau
    • A layered dessert consisting of:
      • Vanilla chantilly cream
      • Guava jam
      • Passion fruit curd
      • Vanilla chiffon
      • Mint for the hula skirt
      • Edible tropical flower for the lei
    • Inspired by Timon’s hula in “The Lion King”

Eight Spoon Café

Located at Discovery Island

  • The Simba
    • A mango flavored slushy with grenadine and with two gummy candies on top


Located at Discovery Island

  • Rightful Ruler Cupcake
    • A red velvet cake cupcake with chocolate icing and cookies ‘n cream cheesecake filling, topped with a chocolate medallion (featuring Scar) on chocolate rocks

You can learn more about the restaurant in our Pizzafari dining review.

Harambe Market

Located in Africa

  • You Follow Old Rafiki Cheesecake
    • Passion fruit-mango cheesecake with vanilla bean chantilly, a coconut-lime crust, and a chocolate medallion (featuring Rafiki) on top

Tamu Tamu Refreshments

Located in Africa

  • Zazu Ice Cream Sandwich
    • Two blue cake-coated sugar cookies with vanilla ice cream in between and a chocolate medallion (featuring Zazu) on top


Located in DinoLand U.S.A.

  • Shenzi Strawberry Lemonade
    • Minute Maid Strawberry Smoothie, blue curaçao syrup, and Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, with a souvenir glow cube
  • Rightful Ruler Cupcake


Located in DinoLand U.S.A.

  • Zazu DOLE Whip Lime and Coconut Float
    • DOLE Whip Lime, Sprite, blue curaçao syrup, coconut, and a white chocolate medallion (featuring Zazu) on top

Various Outdoor Food Carts

Located throughout the park

  • Simba Paw Cookie
    • A sugar cookie in the shape of Simba’s paw

Visiting Animal Kingdom This Summer

If you’re planning a Disney World summer vacation to enjoy some of these Lion King sweets and drinks, then you’ll need to prepare for the heat! It can definitely get hot during the summer months at Walt Disney World. So take a look at our list of ways to stay cool at Animal Kingdom park.

And while staying onsite at any of the Disney hotels is a great idea, the most convenient place to stay is Animal Kingdom Lodge. Make sure you check out our ways to save money at Animal Kingdom Lodge before you book your stay.