Disney’s Animal Kingdom Thirsty River Bar Review

Today we’ll take a look at this favorite watering hole in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Asia.

Thirsty River is located next to Expedition Everest and is very convenient to the Asia side seating area for Rivers of Light, including the FastPass seating area.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Thirsty River Bar Review

it’s right next to the main walkway to the left of and just a little ways from Everest.

We highly recommend grabbing a drink or two before taking your seat for Rivers of Light. It can be difficult to get out of your row once seated if you are not on the end. And you really don’t want to miss any of the show.


Thirsty River Bar is essentially a walk up location, with just two bar stools at each of its two serving locations. There are two sides to this bar, one on the side toward Everest and one on the opposite side.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Thirsty River Bar Review
SIde towards Everest

Pro Tip: Often the side facing Everest has a shorter line!


The Menu

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Thirsty River Bar Review

Specialty Drinks

Khumbu Icefall – Cruzan Guava Rum blended with Coconut and Raspberry Pureé – $10.25

Durbar Margarita – Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila, Triple Sec, Ginger, Sweet-and-Sour and fresh Lime Juice – $11.50

Himalayan Ghost – Snow Leopard Vodka, Guava and odwalla® Lemonade – $11.25

Dragon’s Breath – Byejoe Dragon Fire Spirit, Mango Pureé and Pineapple Juice – $11.25

Singapore Sling – New Amsterdam Gin, Bols Cherry Brandy, Sweet-and-Sour, Grenadine and Sprite – $10.50

Your favorite mixed drink is also available!


Thirsty River is one of the three locations on property that serve Kungaloosh Spiced Excursion Ale, the others being the Dawa Bar in Animal KIngdom and the  Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen.

Victory Golden Monkey Draft – Strong Belgian-style Tripel with Coriander notes – $9.75

Bud Light – $8.00

Kungaloosh Spiced Excursion Ale – Deep Amber-Spiced Ale – $10.00

Old Elephant Foot IPA – highly hopped medium-bodied Ale – $9.75

Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen – German-style Wheat Beer – $8.75

Hitachino Nest White Ale – Blonde mildly-hopped Belgian-style Beer – $9.50

Maduro Brown Ale – English-style Brown Ale with Porter notes – $8.75

Tiger Beer Asian Lager – Tropical Fruit Malt with spicy Hops – $10.00

McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider – rich Amber Cider with sweet Cherry finish – $10.00


Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon – $9.00

Demorgenzon DMZ Chardonnay – $10.00

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Pink Lotus – Monin Wild Strawberry, Lychee and  Lemonade – $5.49

Flying Yak – Mango Purée blended with Pineapple Juice – $5.99

Dasani Bottled Water – $3.50

Apple Juice – $3.99

Orange Juice – $4.99

Chocolate Milk – $3.79

Coffee – regular or decaf – $3.29

Nestlé® Hot Cocoa – $3.29

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Thirsty River Bar Review
Bar to the left, Snacks to the right on the side towards Everest.


Technically the full name of the bar is Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks, but the bar service counters are next to but  separate from the snack location windows.

Available snacks are:

Popcorn – Souvenir Bucket – $9.39

Popcorn Bucket Refill – Valid for length of stay – $1.89

Popcorn – $4.69

Hummus with Vegetables and Pita – $6.29

Uncrustables – $3.99

Mickey Pretzel – served with Cheese Dip – $6.59

Assorted Chips – $2.99

Chocolate-Chip Cookie – $3.29

Nestlé® Mickey’s Ice Cream Bar – $5.39

Nestlé® Mickey’s Ice Cream Sandwich – $5.39

Frozen Banana – Chocolate-covered with Nuts – $5.39

Strawberry Fruit Bar – $4.99

Frozen Lemonade Cup – $5.19

Frozen Strawberry-Lemonade Cup – $5.19

Frozen Orangeade Cup – $5.19

Last Call

We love this spot!

It’s so convenient, whether for a cold beer in the afternoon or a specialty drink to enjoy during Rivers of Light.

THirsty River Bar - Khumbu Icefall
The Khumbu Icefall

On our last trip in May we grabbed a couple Khumbu Icefalls before the show.


Open  9 am to 9 p.m.

Available Discounts

Unfortunately there are no Disney Discounts that are available at the Thirsty River Bar.

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Check out our Disney Drinks and Dining Discounts Page to learn more about all of these different discounts.

Note: Disney is always innovating with their menus and as such our listings are subject to change in availability and price.

Over to You!

Have you tried the Thirsty River Bar? Share your review or leave a comment in the comments section below!

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This great spot is one of our Top 3 AK favorites!

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