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Limited-time ‘Lion King’ dining experience coming to Jiko at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

by Brittani Tuttle

A limited-time prix fixe dining experience themed to “The Lion King” is coming to Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

jiko lion king

Starting June 30, guests can enjoy a three-course menu that celebrates Simba’s story. As the dinner goes on, musicians will join in with African melodies and live performances of the film’s soundtrack.

lion king starter

Each dish will highlight a stage of Simba’s life. The experience will begin with the “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” starter – featuring Young Cedar Creek clam malata, potatoes, pomegranate, and a bone marrow finish. 

lion king entree

The main course is titled “Be Prepared”, and includes your choice of two entrées: Bone-In Ribeye with hibiscus, nettles and regular or Lobster Sosatie with red shrimp, squid, mussels, and fragrant rice.

jiko dessert

The third course, called “Hakuna Matata”, celebrate Simba’s balance as he grows up and takes his place as King of the Pride Lands. This dessert features caramelized orange, chocolate choux, and foliage.

lion king finisher

Finish off with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”, a selection of friandeses and teas to end the meal.

jiko

This limited-time offering will be available during dinner at Jiko starting June 30 in addition to the restaurant’s regular menu. Pricing is $65 per person before tax and gratuity, with the option to add on your choice of two levels of wine pairings at an additional cost.

To learn more, and to book a reservation, call (407) WDW-DINE or head to DisneyWorld.com.

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