PHOTOS - Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks now open near Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Dec 14, 2015 in "Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks"

Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks overview

The latest enhancement to Disney's Animal Kingdom opened this past weekend with the addition of Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks at Expedition Everest.


The former FastPass distribution area at Expedition Everest has been converted into two walkup kiosks which offer a surprisingly large range of food and drink.

On one side you'll find the food, which includes treats, snacks, sandwiches, and even sushi. The sandwich lineup includes a Banh Mi with roast pork for $9, and Som Tam with Thai Shrimp for $10.99.

Over on the drinks side, there are speciality cocktails, draft beers, wine, and some non-alcoholic frozen drinks.

Unfortunately there isn't any space for seating, so anything you buy at Thirsty River is going to have to be eaten on the move. 

Thirsty River Bar and Snacks is open daily from park open to park close.

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Article Posted: Dec 14, 2015 / 8:25am EST
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BlairnicolDec 15, 2015

The attention to detail for AK is on another level.

Goofyque'Dec 15, 2015

Bahn mi and sushi!! Another place I can't wait to try! And right next to my beloved Everest! May be able to break my standing record of 12 rides in a row! ;)

andysolDec 15, 2015

3 frozen cocktails followed by a ride of expedition Everest.

prfctlyximprctDec 15, 2015

I want to go here! What's better than a frozen cocktail followed by a ride of expedition everest?! :):):):)

dreamscometrueDec 14, 2015

What a great snack location. I'm really pleasantly surprised by the menu and drink offerings. As is the case with Fantasmic!, I think I'll have to grab a cold beverage before watching the 'Rivers of Light' show. :-)

wdwmagicDec 14, 2015

PHOTOS - Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks now open near Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom

andysolNov 30, 2015

I was on iPhone this morning- and clearly my eyes are dying. Its def. weathered. For some reason it looked sparkling new to me. Disregard my comment. Move along, move along. :)

DisneyDebRobNov 30, 2015

IMHO, much better then Diagon Alley.

TJ VazquezNov 30, 2015

I love these forums, where else can you have a multi-page conversation about how weathered signs are? :happy:

RayTheFireflyNov 30, 2015

It's appropriately weathered, IMO. There are even faux rust/water stains around the edges and dripping down the front of it in some places. It looks like an appropriate painted metal sign that a business like that would use.

cspencer96Nov 30, 2015

It definitely is aged a bit, just look at it again. Plus, not every business in Anandapur is old and failing. This could be a new enterprise, set up to take advantage of business from the nearby Himalayan Escapes tours of the Forbidden Mountain. Remember, Anandapur and Harambe are both active, living communities. They evolve over time, and therefore have varying degrees of renewal and decay.

andysolNov 30, 2015

I agree with you completely about Africa and Asia- except in this case. They seem to normally "weather" their signs making them look old. Or- they go with gorgeous carved wooden signs. This- appears to be a shiny brand new canvas and doesn't really blend in with the old dilapidated look of its surroundings.

Next Big ThingNov 30, 2015

Because it's more exciting to talk about than a Fastpass location turned into a bar. People go off-topic all the time and no one gets hurt. You've been around long enough to know that.

dreamscometrueNov 30, 2015

With all the work going on at DAK between 2014-2017, I'll be okay with WDW focusing on the other parks with that money. For our family, DAK has been a park where we spend many hours each trip. We slow down at this park to see and do absolutely everything. With all the new additions, it'll be no problem to spend 2 full days there each time we visit. Yep, spend that $3.2 billion where it is much more needed :)