Animal Kingdom’s Tasting Sampler to Return This Holiday Season

Animal Kingdom’s Tasting Sampler is returning this holiday season! Get your taste buds ready to eat around the Animal Kingdom from December 22, 2019 to January 4, 2020.

Scrooge McDuck’s Billionaire Bacon Caramel Sundae,Ginger Slaw Dog, Pulled Pork Jelly Donut Slider, Bugs ‘n Grubs Cone ©Disney

The Tasting Sampler includes 40 outdoor food and beverage locations around the park serving up special eats and drinks. An added bonus for the Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler is the Digital Value Card program.

The Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler Digital Value Cards, which go on sale tomorrow (10/8/19), cost $50 — but include a $10 bonus card. For $50 you will receive a $50 card that you can use at the Tasting Sampler outdoor food and drink booths around the park — this $50 card does not expire. In addition, you will receive a bonus $10 card, that is valid after 4:00 pm  from December 22, 2019 to January 4, 2020 at the following locations:

Plus, with each $50 card purchased, you will receive two reserved seats for the second showing of Rivers of Light: We are One between December 22, 2019 and January 4, 2020.

Rivers of Light :We are One

Winter 2019 Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler Menus

Kusafiri Bakery (Africa)

  • Curry Trio with Shrimp, Chicken, and Vegetable Curries
  • Coffee
  • Pastries

Caravan Road (Asia)

  • Ginger Slaw Dog
  • Char Siu Pork with Sticky Rice

Mr. Kamal’s (Asia)

  • Fried Chicken Dumplings
  • Kamal’s Fries with Dipping Sauces

Trilo-Bites (DinoLand U.S.A.)

  • Buffalo Chicken Chips
  • Peppermint Cookies and Cream Sundae
  • Bugs ‘n Grubs Cone

Dino-Bite Snacks (DinoLand U.S.A.)

  • Scrooge McDuck’s Billionaire Bacon Caramel Sundae
  • Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwich
Ginger Slaw Dog, Fried Chicken Dumplings, Kamal’s Fries with Dipping Sauces, Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwich ©Disney

Terra Treats (Discovery Island)

  • Tomato and Cheese Pizza
  • Seasonal Specialty Pizza

Smiling Crocodile (Discovery Island)

  • Pulled Pork Jelly Donut Slider
  • Pulled Pork Street Taco
  • Tamale with Tomatillo Sauce, Red Chile Sauce, and a Jalapeño Cream Sauce

Other Locations:


Simba Ice Cream Sandwich, Pineapple Dole Whip Cup ©Disney


  • Warung Outpost (pretzels, chips, margaritas)
  • Drinkwallah (nuts, chips, frozen beverages)
  • Chakranadi (pretzels, nuts, beer, fountain beverages)
  • Anandapur Ice Cream Treats (Forbidden Mountain Cone, soft-serve ice cream treats, fountain beverages)
  • Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks (Pumpkin Spice Pretzel, popcorn, ice cream treats, pretzels, cocktails, beer)
  • Snack Cart near UP! A Great Bird Adventure (ice cream treats)

DinoLand U.S.A.

  • Dino Diner (chips and queso, chili cheese dog, corn chip pie, churros, beer)
  • Corn-ivores (popcorn, bottled beverages)

Discovery Island

  • Feeding Ground (popcorn, frozen lemonade, beer)
  • Eight Spoon Café (macaroni and cheese with pulled pork or shrimp, pretzels)
  • Isle of Java (coffee, pastries, chocolate donut holes)
  • Snack Cart near Tiffins Restaurant (all-beef hot dogs, ice cream treats)
Pineapple Lumpia ©Disney

Pandora – The World of Avatar

  • Pongu Pongu (pretzels, pineapple lumpia, specialty beverages)
  • Beverage Cart near Pongu Pongu (chips, bottled beverages)


  • Ice Cream Carts (ice cream treats, bottled beverages)

The Tasting Sampler card can be purchased starting October 8  online at and will be available until noon on January 4, 2020. When you purchase your card you will receive and email for each Digital Value Card. Each email will have a barcode that can be added to your digital wallet on your mobile phone and scanned at most food and beverage locations throughout the park.

Important Information:

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler $50 digital value card can only be redeemed at the participating locations indicated on the Tasting Sampler map, which will be available at any participating food and beverage location in the park from December 22, 2019 through January 4, 2020. It cannot be used at Table-Service Restaurants or Quick-Service Restaurants and does not expire. Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom After 4 p.m. Quick Service Bonus $10 digital value card may only be redeemed at the five locations above and is not valid for use after January 4, 2020. Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Guests must be at least 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please keep a valid form of identification on hand at all times to verify your age.
  • All menu items and event experiences are subject to change without notice.
    $50 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler and the $10 Disney’s Animal Kingdom After 4 Quick Service Bonus are separate products and cannot be combined.
  • Check in for the Rivers of Light: We Are One show at the Dining Package kiosk on the DinoLand U.S.A. side of the theater and show a Cast Member your Tasting Sampler Digital Value Card on your mobile device.

Will  you be visiting this winter’s Animal Kingdom Tasting Sampler? Let us know in the comments!

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