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Disney News (6/9) – Snacks to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Lion King, and remembering the Sing-Along videos of the early 90s

Episode 9

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In this week’s episode, Chris talks about all of the yummy treats at Animal Kingdom to celebrate The Lion King’s 30th anniversary,
and Kelli relives the glory days of Disney Sing-Along VHS tapes from the early 90s. 

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Show Notes:

  • Tomorrowland
    • A couple of food guides!
      • Celebrating the Lion King’s 30th anniversary, the AK will be offering a bueatiful; a tasty set of sweets and drinks
      • Eight Spoon Café will be featuring The Simba. This refreshing mango-flavored slushy is combined with grenadine and topped with two gummy candies for some (sweet) grub. Over at Isle of Java, the culinary team has put together a truly unique dessert paying homage to none other than Timon’s iconic hula from the film. Timon’s Luau is a layered dessert with vanilla chiffon, passion fruit curd, guava jam, vanilla chantilly cream, an edible tropical flower for the lei and mint for the hula skirt.
        • Do you remember Timon’s hula song?
      • Tiffins Restaurant has a sweet sip to indulge in. Rafiki’s Squash Banana is a shake blended with squash bananas, baobab fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom. Also, the “Remember Who You Are” The Lion King 30th Anniversary Dessert is a truly beautiful offering. The Kenyan coffee mousse is filled with caramelized bananas, chai chantilly, banana-caramel sauce, chocolate-coffee crumble, chocolate decoration, and sugar sun.  
      • Tamu Tamu Refreshments will be home to the Zazu Ice Cream Sandwich. This refreshing bite sandwiches vanilla ice cream between two blue cake-coated sugar cookies with a chocolate medallion on top. Harambe Market also will have a sweet delight for you to try. The You Follow Old Rafiki Cheesecake is the perfect dish to give you “no worries.” This passion fruit-mango cheesecake has a coconut-lime crust, vanilla bean chantilly, and a chocolate medallion to finish it off.
      • Restaurantosaurus where there are two items on the way. The Shenzi Strawberry Lemonade is inspired by one of the iconic members of the hyena trio in the film. It combines Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, Minute Maid Strawberry Smoothie, and blue curaçao syrup served with a souvenir glow cube. The Rightful Ruler Cupcake, which is available both here and at Pizzafari, draws inspiration from Scar himself, so be prepared to be met with flavor. It’s a red velvet cake with cookies ‘n cream cheesecake filling and chocolate icing topped with a chocolate medallion on chocolate rocks.  
      • Trilo-bites will be serving up a special item that also is available through September 9, and it features DOLE Whip! The Zazu DOLEWhip Lime and Coconut Float deliciously swirls DOLE Whip Lime into Sprite with coconut and blue curaçao syrup. It’s then topped with a white chocolate medallion.   
  • Celebrating the launch of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Golden Oak Outpost (Available June 28 through September 6)  

  • Hot Honey Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries: Chicken nuggets tossed in hot sauce-honey served with New Orleans olive relish and Cajun-spiced sweet potato fries (New)  
  • Shrimp Gumbo with Sweet Potato Fries: Shrimp and Andouille sausage gumbo topped with Cajun-spiced sweet potato fries (New)  
  • Tiana’s Famous Beignets: Light, sweet, and fluffy beignets with powdered sugar and drizzled with honey 

Pinocchio Village Haus (Available June 28 through September 6; mobile order available)  

  • Peach Cobbler: Cinnamon panna cotta, peach cobbler, brown sugar streusel, and whipped cream with a Tiana chocolate piece 

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (Available June 28 through September 6)  

  • Butter Pecan Praline Sundae: Butter pecan ice cream topped with praline sauce, spiced pecans, and whipped cream  

The Plaza Restaurant (Available June 28 through September 6)  

  • Tiana’s Chantilly Cake: Vanilla chiffon cake, lemon chantilly, and fresh strawberries topped with a fondant flower and a Tiana chocolate piece 

The Friar’s Nook and Outdoor Vending Locations near Cinderella Castle (Available starting June 28, while supplies last)  

  • Princess Tiana Sipper (New) (Limit two per person, per transaction)  

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