Mango Whip – Review

Disneyland Paris Mango Whip

Since 2016, Disneyland Paris has been selling a summer Pineapple Whip treat; this delightful snack has become such a staple of the Disneyland Paris offering that for the Lion King and Jungle Festival it has received a little makeover and become the Mango Whip which is served at a price of €4.99 from the Adventureland Bazaar food cart (no annual pass discounts applicable).

Mango Whip Menu Board at Disneyland Paris

This snack follows the exact same style as its Pineapple cousin in that it is a Vanilla soft -serve ice cream which rests on a bed of Mango juice. It’s a simple snack but one that just hits the spot every single time. The ice cream is of a great quality and the mango juice tastes amazing when mixed in. For those summer days, it’s both refreshing and delicious.

Disneyland Paris Mango Whip

The only downside is the presentation, none of the Mango Whips I saw even came close to the presentation on the menu photo, they all just looked a bit floppy. Perhaps it is the cup that is just too big, the amount of ice cream and juice felt just right.

I love mango flavour anything, so this snack was always going to be a winner for me – better than the pineapple whip? I’m not sure, but it was a brilliant alternative.

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The Lion King and Jungle Festival, and all the food offerings associated with it, run until Sunday 22nd September 2019.

Lion King and Jungle Festival Snacks – Revealed!

Simba Shake - Lion King and Jungle Festival - Disneyland Paris

With the start of the Lion King and Jungle Festival just days away, Disneyland Paris have released details of some of the food and drink offerings available to guests during the festival.

Over at the Djembe Joy village (Frontierland), guests will be able to enjoy a range of quick hot and cold snacks with an African/Summer feel.

Snacks include:

Savannah Chicken Strips
Exotic fruit salade
Pride Rock Croq’
Coco-Cookie ice-cream
Zebralicious Donut
Safari Macaroons
Savannah banana bread
Mango Whip
Lion Tartelette
Choco-coco lollipaw
Pawsome chocolate print

Over at Victoria’s Home Style Kitchen – now a bar – two new Lion King inspired milkshakes have been created to celebrate all things Lion King. The Simba Shake is Vanilla and Praline flavoured, and the Pumbaa Shake is Nutella and banana flavour.

The Disneyland Paris buffets are also getting some special Lion King and Jungle Festival style treats with dishes including:

Wild Marble Cake
Shrimp and Pineapple Millet Salad
Smoked Chicken and Pineapple Millet Salad
African Peanut Soup
Yassa Chicken
Savannah Style Poulet DG
Mahi-Mahi Wrap
African Vegetable Stew
The Pride Coco Rock
Wild Mango Cake
Zebra Macaroon
Sweet & Wild Macaroon
Exotic fruit salad
Mango Baba 
Tropical Paw Mousse
Lion Tartelette
Rhezail Horns – Oriental pastry

Other speciality food offerings include the special African platter at Hakuna Matata – part of the signature experience – and only during lunch time. There is also a special Tribe Burger at Annette’s Diner.

These special offerings are only during the Lion King and Jungle Festival, which runs from 30th June – 22nd September 2019.

Rhythms of the Pridelands to be streamed in Studio Theater this summer

In the strangest news we’re ever likely to hear from Disneyland Paris, the much-anticipated Rhythm of the Pridelands show which is part of the Lion King and Jungle Festival, will be streamed daily into Studio Theater in the Walt Disney Studios Park.

Whilst the show will, undoubtedly, feature extensive queues throughout the season, it really is hard to see this move as anything other than a cheap way to fill a theatre that is otherwise sitting empty after the Marvel Season of Super Heroes and Toy Story Playdays and opens the floodgates to more lazy entertainment decisions by Disneyland Paris who had recently significantly upped their entertainment offering.

The stream will be pre-recorded (presumably during the upcoming press event) and will be the same each day – this is not a live stream.

Whether or not there is an audience for this type of entertainment waits to be seen, but I would be advising anyone who does, unfortunately, miss out on a place seeing the show – enjoy the rest of the parks (and the Jungle Book Jive!) and enjoy the show on YouTube, somebody will undoubtedly have uploaded it by the end of day 1.


The Lion King and Jungle Festival starts Sunday 30th June and runs until Sunday 22nd September 2019.

Rafiki stands against a yellow background in the Rhythm of the Pridelands official show poster