New ‘Circle of Flavors’ Nighttime Event Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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    July 24, 2019

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    Completed

    A new event is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night. The event will focus on the “Big Five game animals: the African elephant, the rhinoceros, the Cape buffalo, the leopard, and our host animal, the lion.”

    The experience begins at the Wildlife Express Train in Africa for hors d’oeuvres, snacks and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) accompanied by acoustic music. Guests will board the train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch where additional food and beverages will be available. Timon and Rafiki will be available for meet and greets before guests return to Harambe / Africa via the Wildlife Express Train. Once guests are back in Africa they will dine at the Harambe Market on a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

    The cost is $125 plus tax for adults and $99 plus tax for children ages 3-9. Circle of Flavors begins on July 24, 2019 and reservations can be made starting April 3 by calling 407 WDW-DINE (939-3463) or through the Walt Disney World Resort Dining Page. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can receive early access on April 2 by calling 407 WDW-DINE (939-3463).

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    July 24, 2019: Circle of Flavors debuted.

    April 1, 2019: The Disney Parks Blog officially announced the Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night event. The event will focus on the “Big Five game animals: the African elephant, the rhinoceros, the Cape buffalo, the leopard, and our host animal, the lion.”

    The experience begins at the Wildlife Express Train in Africa for hors d’oeuvres, snacks and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) accompanied by acoustic music. Guests will board the train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch where additional food and beverages will be available. Timon and Rafiki will be available for meet and greets before guests return to Harambe / Africa via the Wildlife Express Train. Once guests are back in Africa they will dine at the Harambe Market on a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

    The cost is $125 plus tax for adults and $99 plus tax for children ages 3-9. Circle of Flavors begins on July 24, 2019 and reservations can be made starting April 3 by calling 407 WDW-DINE (939-3463) or through the Walt Disney World Resort Dining Page. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can receive early access on April 2 by calling 407 WDW-DINE (939-3463).

    March 20, 2019: BlogMickey.com is reporting that Disney is considering a new nighttime event called “Circle of Flavors” for the Africa/Harambe section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

    If this event moves forward, it is expected to take place Wednesday evenings in August and September.

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