Ultimate Dessert List: Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

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One of the best parts of any Walt Disney World vacation is getting to indulge in delicious foods while exploring the theme parks, water parks, Disney Resorts, and Disney Springs. Thankfully, there are hundreds of dining locations throughout the property that serve up everything from on the go items to signature dining experiences. While any food option in Walt Disney World is sure to be delicious, no vacation is complete without enjoying some indulgent and amazing desserts, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to plenty of options. From specialty cupcakes and savory bites to sugary treats, there are plenty of delicious desserts to try. Here is the ultimate dessert list to enjoy in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

1. Fried Wontons – Yak & Yeti Restaurant

The Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to a full service dining location that brings the flavors and cuisine of Southeast Asia to life in a Nepalese restaurant. Yak & Yeti Restaurant serves up pan-Asian cuisine and guests are smart to save room for a decadent dessert. The Fried Wontons are skewers of fresh pineapple and fried cream cheese wontons accompanied by vanilla ice cream and a honey-vanilla drizzle.

2. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich – Dino-Bites Snacks

While Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to plenty of quick service and full service restaurants, there are also plenty of small carts and walk up counters that offer delicious meals and desserts. One such location is Dino-Bites Snacks in the Dinoland area of the park. The walk up window serves several desserts including the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich which features vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

3. Donald’s Dino-Bash Cupcake – Restaurantosaurus

Another popular quick service location in the Dinoland area of the park is a more traditional sit down experience. Restaurantosaurus serves up delicious American classics surrounded by prehistoric relics and modern tools. In celebration of Donald’s Dino-Bash, the eatery is serving the Donald’s Dino-Bash Cupcake which features a yellow cake filled with lemon flavored white chocolate mousse topped with buttercream, crispy pearls, and a red fondant bow.

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4. Banana Maple Cake – Flame Tree Barbecue

Those looking to enjoy amazing barbecue options in Disney’s Animal Kingdom have the perfect quick service location on Discovery Island. Flame Tree Barbecue offers up delectable savory meals that guests are sure to love eating on an open air patio. Those who save room for dessert should try the Banana Maple Cake which features a vanilla chiffon cake with banana maple mousse topped with white chocolate glaze and crunchy meringue.

5. Safari Cake – Harambe Market

The Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to a quick service location that is set up in an old train depot. The Harambe Market is home to several different ordering counters that serve up quick service meals throughout the day. After enjoying a hearty and wonderful meal, guests can indulge in the location’s Safari Cake which is a coconut cake with pineapple-coconut mousse coated in chocolate.

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6. Colossal Cinnamon Roll – Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery

The village of Harambe is also home to another quick service dining location that features a walk up ordering counter. Just before Kilimanjaro Safaris, guests can find the Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Served all day long is the Colossal Cinnamon Roll which is shaped like Mickey himself and smothered in sticky and sweet icing. This dessert is definitely big enough to share, though guests won’t want to!

7. Cannoli Cake – Pizzafari

Those looking to satisfy a craving for pizza in Disney’s Animal Kingdom can head to a popular quick service location on Discovery Island. Pizzafari features five brightly colored dining rooms adorned with carved animals of all shapes and sizes. After enjoying some pizza, guests can order the delicious Cannoli Cake which is a chocolate cake with chocolate chip cannoli filling topped with chocolate ganache and a mini cannoli with sweet ricotta cheese and chocolate chips.

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8. Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse – Satu’li Canteen

The newest area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Pandora – The World of Avatar where guests travel to the Valley of Mo’ara and immerse themselves in the beauty of the Na’vi’s home. The Satu’li Canteen is open for lunch and dinner and serves up popular meals that guests love to enjoy while visiting the area. A wonderful dessert that the location offers is the Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse which is tangy and delicious and paired with passion fruit curd.

9. Malva Cake Sundae – Tamu Tamu Refreshments

Another quick service walk up location in Harambe offers ice cream treats that guests can enjoy throughout each day. Tamu Tamu Refreshments is located across from the Dawa Bar and is located on a busy corner. Those who stop can order the Malva Cake Sundae which combines a warm cake with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for the perfect refreshing dessert on a hot day in the park.

10. Whipped Cheesecake – Tiffins Restaurant

A new and popular full service dining location can be found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom just before the bridge entering into Pandora – The World of Avatar. Tiffins Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves up international cuisine inspired by the flavors of the world. Dessert at Tiffins Restaurant is no less exciting and guests can enjoy the Whipped Cheesecake which features an Amarula Panna Cotta with sesame crumbs and espresso sponge.

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About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.