Disney World's Animal Kingdom Is Serving a Cool New Ice Cream Cone for the Holidays
Animal Kingdom recently announced a whole new kind of attraction this winter—and no, it's not the musical performance inspired by The Lion King or another epic roller coaster ride. It's an ice cream cone.
The Forbidden Mountain Cone may just be the coolest (literally) picture you'll get at Animal Kingdom this season.
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So, what exactly makes this particular ice cream cone "forbidden"? Well, it may have something to do with the fact that it was inspired by Expedition Everest—Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, a roller coaster ride that zooms through the peaks of the Himalayas to avoid the clutches of the mythical Yeti. But, when you break down the ingredients of the Forbidden Mountain Cone, you'll notice it's actually a very simple treat.
Vanilla soft serve is swirled on top of chocolate ice cream in a blue sugar cone and dusted with snowflake and sparkly blue sprinkles. What really makes it stand out is the edible chocolate Yeti piece, which makes it look like its ascending (or possibly hanging on for dear life to) the ripples of the ice cream mountain. (Disney always knows how to put a magical spin on just about anything, including a standard chocolate and vanilla ice cream cone.)
According to Disney Food Blog, the treat goes for $5.29 (before tax) and can be purchased at the Anandapur Ice Cream Truck in the Asia section at Animal Kingdom. The wintery ice cream cone is just one of the new items added to Animal Kingdom's third annual Tasting Sampler.
Here's how it works: For $50, park goers will be able to access a $50 digital card that can used at any one of the 40 outdoor food and beverage locations throughout the park at any time. They'll also receive an additional $10 that can be used at either Restaurantosaurus, Pizzafari, Flame Tree Barbecue, or Satu'li Canteen after 4:00 p.m.—but only until Saturday, January 4, 2020.
The question is, what do you want with your Forbidden Mountain Cone—tacos or pizza? The options are truly endless at the most magical place on Earth.