The Top 3 Souvenirs at Animal Kingdom

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a wild and beautiful atmosphere, different from the other Walt Disney World theme parks. A great way to capture your visit to this special park is with some souvenirs that are distinctive. From hand-carved treasures made from craftspersons in Africa, to a banshee you wear on your shoulder, here’s the top 3 souvenirs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Hand Crafted Jewelry and Carvings

In the village of Harambe, Animal Kingdom’s Africa-themed area, you can find incredible handcrafted treasures. There are hand-carved wood figures and walking sticks, and other items that you can watch being carved in front of your own eyes. The simple tools that are used to craft these treasures make the carvings even more impressive.

Hand-Carved Gifts at Harambe Market
Hand-Carved Gifts at Harambe Market
Handmade Bead Jewelry Animal Kingdom
Handmade Bead Jewelry Animal Kingdom

You can also find handmade jewelry. These beautiful bead creations are bold. Notice the incredible detail on each piece. While you can find similar items at the African Outpost in EPCOT, there is something truly special about taking home one of these items as a way to commemorate your time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Shoulder Banshee from Pandora – World of Avatar

There’s so much merchandise at Pandora – World of Avatar that is special. It is hard to decide which item is the most “out there.” The one Avatar merchandise item that turns the most heads is the shoulder banshee. These winged creatures are the star of the groundbreaking attraction, Flight of Passage. You can own your own small banshee that sits on your shoulder. You can control its movement with switches that fit in your hand. It’s a head-turner, for sure.

Shoulder Banshee from Pandora – World of Avatar Windtraders Shop
Shoulder Banshee from Pandora – World of Avatar Windtraders Shop

Yak and Yeti Restaurant’s Merchandise

Although the merchandise from Yak and Yeti Restaurant is not Disney-specific, there are certainly some unique items. If you enjoy yoga, mindfulness, or other Zen-like practices, you’re sure to appreciate some of the clothing available. There’s also silly t-shirts with cute panda puns, small dragon figures, skin care products, and other goodies that are worth a browse.

Yak and Yeti Merchandise Shop
Yak and Yeti Merchandise Shop

Do you have a favorite souvenir from Animal Kingdom? What would you add to our list?

Dani

Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife

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