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Menu Announced for the Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night Event

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Earlier this year, Disney shared that they would be holding a special dining opportunity at Disney’s Animal Kingdom called Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night. The goal of this event is to draw inspiration from African cultures, as well as celebrate the film, The Lion King. Throughout the evening, Guests will be able to learn more about the importance of endangered animals and the challenges they face around the world, as well as what efforts Disney is taking in working to protect them. In addition, they will be able to enjoy some delicious dining opportunities during a progressive dinner, as well as meet favorite characters and catch live entertainment.

You’ll start the Circle of Life: Harambe at Night experience at the Harambe Train Station where you’ll be able to 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. Kids can sample cheese, fruit, and Tofaa (chocolate caramel-dipped green apples).

You’ll then receive a boarding pass that allows you to hop on the train and head to Rafiki’s Planet Watch where you can participate in the newly announced Kilimanjaro Safaris Virtual Realty experience. This virtual reality 360-degree safari experience is something that can only be done during Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night. You’ll also get to participate in character greetings with Timon and Rafiki.

Here at Rafiki’s you’ll be able to enjoy more bites and refreshments like 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. For the adults, the specialty beverages include the Chief’s Shandy (Tusker beer blended with lemonade), and Wanjohi’s Dawa, a refreshing blend of tequila, pineapple, mango, and Ancho chile.

Once you’ve had your fill, you’ll hop back on the train to go to Harambe Market. Here you’ll partake in a delicious dinner while enjoying upbeat music from African musicians, a dance party, and storytelling.

The menu features hearty dishes and yummy desserts inspired by the five featured African animals. Around the marketplace, you’ll find stations representing each of the animals and a selection of additional offerings in the courtyard.

Stations and dishes include:


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
  • Assorted African Beer and Wine

At each station, Guests will learn a little bit about each of the Big Five animals. Children are invited to choose their favorite Big Five animal charm and learn more about them while creating their very own bracelet or necklace.

Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night begins on July 24 and it will take place on select nights from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Pricing is $125 plus tax for adults and $99 plus tax for children ages 3-9 and separate park admission is required. To make reservations for the Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night event, call 407 WDW-DINE.

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