What’s New in Animal Kingdom: A Dangerous Cocktail and…Dinosaur Wings, Apparently

What are you waiting for? Let’s take a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Tree of Life

We’re in Disney World pretty much every day and we tend to notice tons of tiny (or big!) changes all the time, so today we’re here with all the news from Animal Kingdom!

Animal Kingdom Food Updates

Dawa Bar had a new Mango Punch Cocktail for $14 in honor of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. This new drink is made with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Stoli Vanil Vodka, mango puree, and rice milk, and we found it very refreshing!

Mango Punch Cocktail

it wasn’t overly sweet and the booze flavor wasn’t very strong, which could be good or bad (aka dangerous) depending on what you prefer! if you like the taste of mangoyou may want to give this a try.

Read our review of the Mango Punch Cocktail!

Thirsty River Bar had a new one Boba Tea for $5.99 on its own or $14 with alcohol. It’s made with chilled honey-infused black tea paired with Tangy sour apple boba balls — but does our apple go with black tea?

Boba Tea

Turns out, it does! The drink was cold and flavorful and we loved how the sweet honey balanced the bitter black teaand the popping boba was kind of like apple Jolly Ranchers. If you enjoy teathis would be a good drink to try!

Click here for our review of the new Boba Tea!

Animal Kingdom Construction Updates

Now when it comes to construction, we saw tram driver training. Trams are currently scheduled to return to Animal Kingdom’s parking lot on May 27th.

Tram driver training

Let’s just say we’re VERY excited to avoid that long parking lot walk at the end of the day!

Learn more about the return of trams to Animal Kingdom here.

we noticed Mesh fencing in the elephant preserve area on a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris.

Mesh fencing

the dinosaur drinking fountain was working once again in DinoLand USA!

Dinosaur drinking fountain

And not far from there, the Mammoth Marathon game was closed.

Mammoth Marathon closed

Adventurer’s Outpost received some changes over the last few days. We noticed that the Cast Member standing area was uncovered and the Lightning Lane sign was missing. Could this mean we’ll be seeing characters here again soon?

Adventurer’s Outpost

And in the bazaar near Expedition Everest, a sign celebrating Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month what on display.

Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Sign

There are also a number of special treats you can get throughout Disney World in May in honor of this celebration!

Check out the complete list of AANHPI treats you can get in May!

Animal Kingdom Merchandise Updates

Discovery Trading Co.

It’s time to go shopping! At both Discovery Trading Co. and Riverside Depot, Mobile checkout signs were present.

Mobile checkout

And we also noticed a Women’s nuiMO’s outfit.

nuiMO’s outfit

You can add it to your nuiMOs collection for $12.99.

Check out this NEW Disney Princess nuiMO!

wind traders

Windtraders had several new items like this Explore Pandora Pin for $9.99.

Pandora pin

There was also a Pandora Mystery Pin Pack for $15.99.

Pandora Mystery Pin Set

This Light Up Bubble Wall what available for $30.

bubble wall

We also found a Glow in the Dark Woodsprite T-Shirt for $24.99

t shirt

…a Glow in the Dark Banshee T-Shirt for $24.99

Banshee Tea

…a Glow-in-the-dark Pandora sweatshirt for $79.99

Pandora hoodie

…and a Connected as One Raglan T-Shirt for $26.99.

Raglan Tea

And the spray fan bottles were sold out park-wide, with the exception of the Pandora spray fan!

spray fan

We’ll be watching the spray fan shortage closely so stay tuned for updates!

Read more about the spray fan shortage at Disney World here!

Dinosaur Institute

Your dream of wearing dinosaur wings has come true! We found green Dinosaur Wings in the Dino Institute for $24.99.

dinosaur wings

We suppose these would be officially called pterodactyl wings!

Check out the most random dinosaur souvenir we’ve found in the past.

Riverside Depot

And finally, at Riverside Depot, there was a Kitten Marie Patch for $9.99.

Kitten Marie Patch

And that’s all the news from Animal Kingdom! Keep reading DFB for more Disney news and updates.

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