What’s New at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: More ‘Encanto’ Merchandise and Starbucks Souvenirs

Greetings from Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Whether you have an upcoming trip to Disney World or you simply want to stay up-to-date on the latest park happenings, we’re here today to bring you what’s new.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

There have been a few changes since our last update, so let’s dive right in and recap what there is to see and do at Animal Kingdom.

Animal Kingdom Food Updates


Over in Pandora – The World of Avatar, we noticed a recent restock of a snack you can enjoy on-the-go!

Packaged gummies are back in Animal Kingdom

These gummies have been out of stock for some time, and we’re excited to find these shareable goodies back on the shelves.

A great snack to share and munch on as you make your way through the park!

Pop into Windtraders and you’ll find packaged sour gummies, themed to the Avatar universe. They’re available for $5.79!

Click here for a list of non-negotiable Disney World snacks to eat on your next vacation!

Animal Kingdom General Updates

As we shared in our last update from Animal Kingdom, Expedition Everest has closed for an extended period of time as the ride undergoes maintenance.

A new sign that can be found outside of Expedition Everest

While the ride will be closed for the next few months, Cast Members have been setting up a variety of games outside of the ride’s entrance for guests to enjoy. We spotted some games on a recent trip!

Making sure the space doesn’t go to waste!

We’ll keep an eye on the progress happening at Expedition Everest, but for now, you can expect the ride to reopen this spring.

Click here to read more about Expedition Everest’s extended closure.

Animal Kingdom Merchandise Updates

Discovery Trading Company

On a recent trip to Animal Kingdom, we came across the new Lunar New Years Ears at Discovery Trading Company! These are available all around Disney World for $29.99.

Lunar New Year Ears in Animal Kingdom

Ring in the Year of the Tiger in true Disney style when you pick up a pair of the latest ears. We also found a cute Snack Charm Bracelet featuring some of our favorite classic Disney World goodies, like Dole Whip, pizza, and a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar!

What a tasty looking piece of jewelry!

The charm bracelet is available for $24.99!

Click here to read the latest about price increases on some of your favorite Disney World snacks.

Island Mercantile

At Island Mercantile, we spotted an adorable new two-piece outfit for the littlest Disney fan on your shopping list!

Can we also get this in adult sizes, please?

The outfit includes pants and a sweatshirt and retails for $39.99. If you’re a fan of the new Disney animated film Encanto, we found a couple of new merchandise items over at Island Mercantile, too! First up is this color-changing cup.

Color-changing cup

Its design features several members of ‘The Family Madrigal,’ including Mirabel.

Color-changing cup

Add it to your collection for $12.99. And while the holiday season may have just passed, there’s never a bad time to start thinking about NEXT season’s decor! We found a musical Encanto ornament you can add to your tree! The ornament plays ‘The Family Madrigal.’

Encanto ornament

In fact, this ornament would also make a great piece of decor for your shelf in the “off-season!”

Click here to check out more Encanto merchandise you can find around Disney World!

Creature Comforts

We found the newest Starbucks souvenir drinkware in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Over at Creature Comforts (where you’ll find your favorite Starbucks beverages available for purchase), we ran across the newest 50th Anniversary Celebration black and gold tumblers

Sleek and shiny 50th Anniversary tumblers available at Creature Comforts!

…along with the Animal Kingdom ceramic tumblers!

You can collect all four parks!

Grab these while they’re in stock! The Starbucks drinkware collections can sell out quickly, so you’ll want to get your hands on these if you collect them!

Click here to check out more of the latest Starbucks drinkware in Disney World!

That’ll do it for our roundup from Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Be sure to follow along ahead of your next Disney World vacation so you can stay in the know on the latest news and announcements from the parks and resorts. We’re in Disney World every day so you know you won’t miss a beat!

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