What’s New in Animal Kingdom: ‘Finding Nemo’ Musical Updates and a Summer Souvenir Returns

Welcome back to another edition of all the news from Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Tree of Life

Animal Kingdom is gearing up for the debut of the reimagined Finding Nemo show soon, and we recently stopped by trying a Pride month cupcake and do some shopping! Wondering what’s new in the park? Come along with us for all the updates!

Animal Kingdom Food Updates

We tried the new Pride cupcake for $5.99 from Restaurantosaurus, and it’s made with confetti vanilla cake, cotton candy mousse, vanilla buttercream, and a zebra rainbow print white chocolate Mickey.

The cake was really moist with a hint of fruitiness and the buttercream was your Typical cupcake frosting.

Pride cupcake

The filling for the Pride Cupcake was really thick though and kind of reminded us of Play-Dohand it didn’t have a tone of flavor. Overall, we liked it, but that filling missed the mark. You can also find this cupcake at Flame Tree Barbecue, Pizzafari, and Creature Comforts.

Read our review of the Pride Cupcake here!

Animal Kingdom Construction Update

Finding Nemo: The Musical is reopening as a reimagined show called Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! on June 13th, 2022and we noticed that the old musical sign was removed from the front of the Theater in the Wild.

Theater in the Wild sign removed

The new version of the musical will be different from the original Finding Nemo show, but you will still get to hear classics like “In The Big Blue World” and “Go with the flow.” The show will also have a Lightning Lane available through Disney Genius+!

Read more about the reimagined Finding Nemo musical here!

Animal Kingdom Merchandise Updates

Riverside depot

On to the merchandise! We found this Gold and Blue Mickey Tumbler

Gold and Blue Mickey Tumblers

…and this Winnie the Pooh Bottle over at Riverside Depot. Gotta stay hydrated!

Winnie the Pooh Bottle

We also spotted this Stitch Outdoor Floor Pillow for $59.99

Stitch Floor Pillow

…and this Star Wars Vintage Action Figure Bottle for $27.99.

Star Wars Vintage Action Figure Bottle

And remember those fun candles we’ve seen throughout Disney World? Riverside Depot had the Haunted Mansion, Cinderella Carriage, and Marie (the Kitten) Candles for $34.99 each.

Cinderella Carriage Candles

You can also find these candles online!

Take a look at Disney’s candle line here!

Discovery Trading Company

Discovery Trading Company had these Mickey Mouse lounge pants for $36.99

Mickey lounge pants

…as well as thesis Disney World lounge pants for $44.99.

Disney World lounge pants

You can also grab this pricey coach shirt for $150.

coach shirt

As part of Disney’s Pride Collection, there was also a nuiMO’s Pride Loungefly Backpack.

nuiMO’s Pride Backpack

And while we’ve seen the Gingham Minnie Ears Throughout Disney World, we wanted to note that we also recently saw them at Discovery Trading Company.

Gingham Ears

You can get them for $29.99!

Get the Gingham Minnie Ears online here!

Iceland Mercantile

the Mickey Space Mountain Plush from the Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction Series was at Island Mercantile for $34.99. He was previously only seen online.

It’s Mickey!

He’s currently sold out online so you might want to grab him if you visit Animal Kingdom! You can also shop the current The Main Attraction series online and in Disney World now.

Shop the Mad Tea Party collection here!

Mombasa Marketplace

At retail locations throughout Animal Kingdom, we spotted this new one EARidescent Disney Conservation Fund button. You can get this button by donating to the Disney Conservation Fund. Whatever you donate, Disney will match it!

Conservation Fund button

Talk to a Cast Member to find out more!

Here are 10 ways buying things at Disney World can benefit the world.

wind traders

At Windtraders in Pandora, we found this Day/Night puzzles for $24.99.

Pandora jigsaw puzzles

There was also a Wood Sprite Pen available for $12.99.

Wood Sprite Pen

In case you missed it, Pandora is based on the 2009 film avatarand there are currently FOUR avatar sequels in the works!

Would you watch the new avatar sequel in 3D?

Various locations

And finally, Misting fans seem to have returned to Animal Kingdom. We spotted them outside Riverside Depot.

spray fan

Misting fans have been impacted by supply shortages in Disney World lately, and with summer here it’s a good time to grab one of these devices!

Read more about the spray fan supply shortage here!

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

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