Anandapur Ice Cream Truck Review at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The Anandapur Ice Cream Truck Opened On: April 6, 2006.
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Location: Anandapur Ice Cream Truck is located along the path that connects Asia and Africa, close to Expedition Everest.
Here it is, looking slightly more boxy, from the other direction. Here, the siamang habitat is just up the road on the right. Ahead, you’d also find the entrances to Kali River Rapids and Maharajah Jungle Trek.
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As the name implies, Anandapur Ice Cream Truck is a safe haven for Disney’s standard soft-serve ice cream.
You’ll also typically find a seasonal selection. For the holidays, Anandapur Ice Cream offered this Peppermint Soft-Serve Ice Cream with Candy Cane Sprinkles. The “Forbidden Mountain Cone” is Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream with Snowflake Sprinkles, which sounds similar to the holiday offering. The “St. Patricks Day Soft-Serve,” which I’m guessing did not sell particularly well this year, also sounds reminiscent of the Peppermint Soft-Serve.
In recent memory, my favorite of Anadapur’s concoctions has been the “Bugs ‘n Grubs.” This was “Chocolate Soft Serve, Cookie Crumbs, Gummy Worms, and a Chocolate Bug in a Waffle Cone.” Disney offered the cone around the release of the live-action version of The Lion King.
I had this to say:
This tastes exactly like you would expect. With that said, I’m not sure if soft-serve ice cream tastes better anywhere else than it does at a Walt Disney World theme park. The soft serve is creamy and elegant with a satiny texture, dense and sweet with a surprising richness that sits on the tongue just long enough to satisfy for a moment before it’s time for another delicious lick. The add-ins here are fun with two or three bright gummy worms pressed into the ice cream alongside a single chocolate piece reminiscent of a ladybug.
Of course, there are male and female ladybugs. Neither of which is actually a bug. They’re beetles. They say that ladybugs are named after the Virgin Mary. That’s because this variety of beetle is adorned with seven spots and the Virgin Mary suffered seven sorrows. I wonder what bug they will name after me and the 375,000 sorrows that I’ve already collected from having to go to Electric Umbrella every time they release a new sandwich. Or how sorry I am now that I may never be able to go to Electric Umbrella for a sandwich again. The cone tastes like any other waffle cone, malty and sweet. In this case, it’s also very green.
Anandapur Ice Cream Truck is a smart stop for ice cream or a free cup of ice water as it’s one of only a few stands in the area that doesn’t just serve bottles. Lines are typically short. This is particularly now that there’s a separate register out front with a cast member taking orders.