We all know about the upcoming addition of Avatar Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as well as the Rivers of Light Evening Spectacular.
But today, we’re also hearing news of more expansion coming to other areas of Animal Kingdom — including new eating options!
New Africa Marketplace May Include Counter Service Dining Option
WDWMagic.com is reporting that construction is underway on an expansion to the Harambe Village area of Africa. The development is taking place in an area that was previously backstage. When completed, the new area, called Africa Marketplace, will provide additional retail space and will include a new walkway connecting Africa and Asia. Welcome news, right? After all, it can become crazy crowded in this area, with only one way in and out. Africa Marketplace will be located between Kilimanjaro Safari and Mombasa Marketplace.
But we are most excited about new eats, of course! And it’s being reported that Africa Marketplace will also include a brand new counter service location, Harambe Marketplace. The new restaurant will feature multiple ordering windows and will offer African-inspired cuisine.
Other New Dining Options Coming to Animal Kingdom?
There is also a rumor that work has begun on another restaurant at Animal Kingdom — this one located in Discovery Island. Pizzafari may soon share its location with a new table service spot, as construction has begun to convert and expand the space. We are still awaiting news of the name and menu of the new restaurant, and all of this information is subject to change.
We are also hearing rumors about a possible expansion to Flame Tree Barbecue — and that would be welcome news! It’s pretty normal to see crazy long lines at this popular eating spot, which offers some delicious and hearty barbecue fare.
Stay tuned to Disney Food Blog and we’ll bring you more details as soon as we have them!
Exciting news about this beloved Park!
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