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Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat May 02, 2015 12:40 pm

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/04/fun-new-tastes-at-harambe-market-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/

Built around a Colonial-era train depot design complete with a 1960s water tower, the marketplace re-creates a bustling center of commerce where guests are welcomed from around the world who have come to visit the little seaside town and venture out to the reserve to observe Africa’s animals.

Chef Lenny DeGeorge led the Food and Beverage concept development team, and tells us it’s the sort of food you’d find in a street market in Africa. “The menus reflect the unique personalities of the establishments’ owners,” says Chef Lenny.

New Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
“Kitamu Grill” offers skewered chicken and a kabob flatbread sandwich. “Famous Sausages” features a corn dog, inspired by a South African sausage called a boerewors, dipped in curry-infused corn batter. “Chef Mwanga’s” serves a spice-rubbed karubi rib with green papaya-carrot slaw.

“With three meaty ribs, the karubi rib is our version of the giant turkey legs served in the Disney theme parks,” says DeGeorge. We give two thumbs up to the curry corn dog, made with a special spiced sausage inspired by the traditional boerewors.

A fourth window, called Wanjohi Refreshments (“wanjohi” means “brewer” in Swahili) offers beverages including six South African wines by the glass; Safari Amber Lager and Orlando Brewing I-4 IPA on draft; red sangria with Van der Hum tangerine liqueur from South Africa; The Starr of Harambe, a frozen drink with Starr African rum with mango puree in a souvenir mug; non-alcoholic tangerine lemonade, and fountain beverages including Sparberry from Zimbabwe and Bibo from South Africa.

With shaded tables and merchandise shops, the new market, together with the recently opened Harambe Theatre (home to “Festival of the Lion King”) doubles the size of the original Harambe Village.


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Spice-Rubbed Karubi Rib at Harambe Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Spice-Rubbed Karubi Rib at Harambe Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Corn Dog with Chickpea Salad at Harambe Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Kabob Flatbread Sandwich at Harambe Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon May 25, 2015 7:38 pm

Yesterday I had the chance to stop by the new Harambe Market at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park! Rounding out the recent expansion efforts for the Africa section of the park that started with the relocated Festival of the Lion King show, the Harambe Market takes over a space that was previously unused in the park, adding several new food and beverage options along with shade structures in a highly immersive environment that you'd swear had been there since the park opened based on how well it fits in with the rest of the surrounding area. While I didn't get to try any food this time around (a rare thing for me), I can attest that everything looked (and smelled) fantastic and I will most definitely be coming back to try it all soon!
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New hotness at Disney!
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Built onto the backside of the existing side of Harambe, you'd never know that the Harambe Market is a new addition to Animal Kingdom.
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The level of detail throughout the Harambe Market is incredible.
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Notice the tag on the fire hose valve?
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Even backstage access points are heavily themed!
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What's this?
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Fichwa Mickey!
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Time to go in!
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The posters throughout the area help to tie the Harambe Market into the rest of Africa.
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So many layers of detail!
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Wanjohi Refreshment is the first of several counters within the new Harambe Market...
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This one features signature drinks including imported beers as well as two African sodas (Bibo and Sparberry) available for purchase.
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Kitamu Grill features the grilled chicken skewer and the ground beef kabob flatbread...
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And here is the rest of the menu.
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Authentic decor!
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Chef Mwanga's Rib Shop features Spice-Rubbed Karubi Ribs.
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The Harambe Market is built on the edge of the railway between Harambe and the Conservation Station, so it provides a great view of the passing train.
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Authentic crafts are on display in the market near the seating area for dining.
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Lots of new seating and shade added to the park for the Harambe Market.
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It may seem insignificant to most, but the level of detail put into the design of these covered seating areas has me thrilled.
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Not a corner unfinished.
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Time to make our way out...
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Another not so hidden Mickey!
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It looks like a new sweets shop is coming to Harambe soon!
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Time to make one last pit stop on the way out!
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I gave the Sugar Cane Mojito from the Dawa Bar a try for the first time--and I highly recommend it!
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Postby cfc » Mon May 25, 2015 7:45 pm

I think that Animal Kingdom is second only to Tokyo DisneySea in the sheer amount of detail that Disney puts into the theming.
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Postby Nrthwnd » Mon May 25, 2015 7:54 pm

^ After seeing the market photos (and food/drink offerings),
I was just thinking the same thing, Chuck. Truly TDS here.
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Postby jray21 » Wed May 27, 2015 6:00 pm

Oh darn, a few more things for me to eat the next time I visit. ;)
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Postby Nrthwnd » Wed May 27, 2015 6:15 pm

And on closer (menu) inspection, I would definitely go with the
Sangria, offered along with Chef Mwanga's Ribs. Yum.

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Postby thrillrider » Thu May 28, 2015 4:18 am

The attention to detail is amazing.
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Postby cfc » Thu May 28, 2015 4:57 am

thrillrider wrote:The attention to detail is amazing.


As is the mojito.
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Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

Postby coasterbill » Thu May 28, 2015 8:02 am

Holy crap! Harambe Market looks amazing.

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Postby Bag_O_Laughs » Thu May 28, 2015 8:25 am

OK BF and I are definitely eating here when we visit in September!

Thanks for the photos!
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Orlando September 2015: Halloween Horror Nights 25 - Food and Wine Festival 2015

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