Mahindi at Walt Disney World

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The Mahindi popcorn cart in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the perfect spot for a midday Park snack!


Guests will find Mahindi at Africa’s entrance, near the Africa Hub Cart and across from Tamu Tamu Refreshments. Harambe Village also has popular attractions, including Kilimanjaro Safaris, Festival of the Lion King, and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trails. In addition to Mahindi, Tamu Tamu Refreshments, the Dawa Bar, Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery, Harambe Market, Harambe Fruit Market, Tusker House Restaurant, and Zuri’s Sweet Shop offer many African dining options.

Quick Service or Table Service?

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Mahindi is a Quick Service dining location, serving snacks and refreshments from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. This means Guests can walk right up to the stand to order delicious eats.

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Mahindi is a smaller popcorn cart with an open-air atmosphere on the edge of the African Harambe Village. Guests can enjoy their eats while watching for passing waterway cavalcades or enjoying the sights and sounds of Harambe Village. The Harambe Village Acrobats and Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe also offer excellent performances to watch as you snack.

Menu Options


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Mahindi offers popcorn, Cinnamon-glazed Pecans and Almonds, and assorted beverages. The beverage options include Coca-cola products, bottled water, lemonade, and alcoholic beverages, including Bud Light and Heineken Lagers. For the complete menu, Guests can visit the My Disney Experience app.

The stand also offers signature refillable popcorn buckets and popcorn refills. Guests can use any popcorn bucket for the length of their stay, regardless of where it was originally bought.

Dining Tips

Although Mahindi is a smaller Quick Service dining location, the nearby Tamu Tamu Refreshments offers a large amount of outdoor seating where Guests can relax while they enjoy a snack or meal. The seating area is shaded, providing a break from the hot sun and allowing Guests to cool off before continuing their Park adventures in Animal Kingdom.

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.