What’s New in Animal Kingdom: The ULTIMATE Summer Treat and a Purse That’s Living in 3022

Did you miss us? It’s time to go over what’s new in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Not only did we find a purse living in the futurebut we also tried a must have summer snack! Check out what we found in Animal Kingdom this week!

Animal Kingdom Food Updates

This week we ordered the plant-based Chili Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl for $12.99 at Satu’li Canteen, which is crispy fried tofu seasoned with chilli spice, topped with crunchy vegetable slaw and boba ballsserved with your choice of base and sauce. We chose the red and sweet potato hash base with the plant-based charred green onion vinaigrette. A Cast Member let us know that this vinaigrette once contained honey, but at this time it no longer does.

Chili Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl

The only other base that is plant-based at Satu’li Canteen is the rice and beans, so this is a great option for people with plant-based diets! You can find Satu’li Canteen in Pandora.

Check out our recent review of Satu’li Canteen here!

Caravan Road was open for day two of a soft opening, and we tried the Watermelon Shaved Ice for $4.99. We really enjoyed how this tasted like real watermelon juice without being very sweet.

Watermelon Shaved Ice at Caravan Road!

Caravan Road is a spot that you won’t always find open in Animal Kingdom, but shaved ice, like their Mango Passion Fruit Shaved Ice, can be a delicious and refreshing treat on a hot summer day!

Read more about our Watermelon Shaved Ice review here!

Animal Kingdom Construction Updates

In DinoLand USA, Restaurantosaurus has been undergoing some construction, and now the stairs are once again open!

The stairs are open!

And over by the entrance, the Ice Age: Buck Wild Sandsculpture is getting an update! We’ll be watching to see how it turns out.

Ice Age sand sculpture update

Let’s go shopping!

Animal Kingdom Merchandise Updates

Riverside Depot

At Riverside Depot, there was a new Doctor’s Day pin for $18featuring Doctor Minnie.

Doctor’s Day pin

There was also a new Kermit the Frog St. Patrick’s Day pin for $18.

St. Patrick’s Day pin

For spring, we spotted a new Princess Party Tiana Pin for $20as well as a Floral Dopey Pin for $20.

Princess Party Tiana Pin & Spring Dwarf Pin

And in honor of the upcoming Disney and Pixar film, there was a new one Turning Red Pin code for $16.

Turning Red Pin

There was also a new Characters on parade pinfeaturing Arielfor $19.99.

Ariel Characters on Parade Pin

A limited 50th Anniversary Visa Cardmember Pin what also available for $12.99.

Visa card member pin

And this cute Minnie Ears hat what restocked! You can take it home for $24.99.

Minnie Ears hat

Time to head to the Dino Institute!

Dinosaur Institute

At the Dino Institute, these new Dinosaur Collectable Figurines arrived! It comes with six dinosaur figures.

Dinosaur Figures

You won’t even believe this next item.

Iceland Mercantile

We found a Light Up 50th wristlet bag for $39.99and get this — this wristlet actually lights up when you unlock your phone and tap it on the bag! The fireworks actually light up.

Light Up wristlet

It’s on EARidescent strap so you can easily carry it around too. What a unique souvenir!

Read more about the Light Up Wristlet Bag here!

Discovery Trading

At Discovery Trading, we spotted a set of Small Mickey Plates for $39.99.

Mickey Plates

We have one more stop to go!

Serka Zong Bazaar

Serka Zong Bazaar had three new (and very soft) animal plushesincluding this Red Panda Plush with a little recycle icon on its paw!


the Red Panda Plush is $24.99.

recycling icon

This White Tiger Plush is $17.99


…and this Snow Leopard Plush is $19.99!


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