Winter 2019 Tasting Sampler now on sale for Disney's Animal Kingdom

Oct 08, 2019 in "Disney's Animal Kingdom"

Posted: Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:36am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The $50 Winter 2019 Tasting Sampler is now on sale at Disney's Animal Kingdom. 

Included with the purchase are two digital value cards: one $50 card that can be used at over 40 outdoor food and beverage locations throughout the park (and does not expire), and a bonus $10 card that can be used at the following quick-service restaurants after 4pm from December 22, 2019 through January 4, 2020: Restaurantosaurus (DinoLand U.S.A), Pizzafari and Pizzafari Family-Style Dining (Discovery Island), Flame Tree Barbecue (Discovery Island), and Satu’li Canteen (Pandora – The World of Avatar).

In addition, with each $50 card purchased, you will receive two (2) reserved seats for the second showing of Rivers of Light: We are One (which must be redeemed between December 22, 2019 and January 4, 2020).

You can buy the Tasting Sample online now at

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dreamfinderOct 08, 2019

Really no different than the merch discount coupons they print on receipts that are valid in certain hours. Trying to drive traffic to the slower times/locations. If you were going to be there that time already it's a win.

MinthorneOct 08, 2019

HauntedPirateOct 08, 2019

Looks like TDO is saying, "PLEASE stay in Animal Kingdom after 4pm during Christmas and New Year's weeks, here's a couple of bonus FastPasses, too!!!" with this one.

MansionButler84Oct 08, 2019

The silly thing here is they don't even have a second RoL scheduled during those dates (I'm sure they'll add them later; this is just a sloppy roll-out). Honestly, during Christmas Week, you are better served planning table service dinners. You're guaranteed a table and a break from the crowds. Plus, with the exorbitant increases in QSR prices in recent years, it doesn't cost that much more to go to a non-buffet sit-down. And a ticket to the 2nd RoL that isn't scheduled is most-useful as toilet paper. 3-ply!

ThatMouseOct 08, 2019

You're right! Dec 22 to Jan 4 woh! Disney's lowest performing area must be AK food services and RoL which would be on the bottom of anyone's list during the Christmas season. Usually Disney is trying to gouge us with a dessert party or after hours, but this just seems to be a "hey guys we're open over here too!"

Tony the TiggerOct 08, 2019

Gotta say I don’t see the value in this unless you were already planning to go at one of the busiest times of year (and a very limited time window at that.) It’s an odd one to me.