Combine the heat of Florida with the fast pace of a Disney World vacation, and staying cool and hydrated becomes a priority for most theme park guests. Following is a list of the best beverages you will find on Disney property, designed to appeal to guests of all ages and tastes.
Tip: Looking for a snack to accompany your drink? Check out this list of Disney's best snack offerings!
1. Soft Drinks from Around the World (Club Cool, Epcot)
Cool, sweet, delicious...and best of all, free drinks await the thirsty traveler at Club Cool, located in Future World at Epcot. Step right up to one of 16 soda fountains and try a carbonated beverage from another land. Some flavors are familiar, like Ginger Ale, while others are more exotic, featuring flavors like apple and watermelon. Unless you have enjoy very strong flavors, approach "Beverly" from Italy with caution, it is very bitter.
2. Kaki Gori (Japan, Epcot)
Is it a food, or is it a beverage? When something is this cool and tasty, it just doesn't matter! Tucked away in the Japan pavilion in World Showcase is a tiny cart offering one of the most refreshing items in Disney World, Kaki Gori. Kaki Gori is a cone heaped with freshly shaved ice, and topped with your choice of exotic fruit flavors. This item is non-alcoholic, and is included in the Disney Dining Plan.
3. Pina Coladas (Pool Bars, Select Disney Resorts)
Grab a frosty and refreshing Pina Colada without leaving the pool at your Disney resort. If your resort has a pool bar (most deluxe resorts do), you can order a Pina Colada without heading back to your room or off to a theme park. Pool bars offer Pina Coladas and other frosty beverages with or without alcohol, so every member of your party can enjoy a cool and refreshing treat.
4. Fruit Slushes (France, Epcot)
Delightfully fruity and icy cold, these icy beverages pack a potent punch. Choose from Grey Goose or Grand Marnier varieties, and enjoy a frosty drink served in a martini glass. Enjoy these slowly — though the glass is small, the alcohol content is quite high! This beverage is not included in the Disney Dining Plan, and is not available in an alcohol-free version. The beverage cart featuring these tasty drinks is located across from Chefs de France, and offers a selection of wine choices as well.
5. Frozen Coke (Multiple Theme Park Locations)
Pick up a frosty frozen Coke beverage to cool off on a hot summer day. Frozen cokes are available at various locations in the Disney theme parks, and are a great addition your beverage repertoire. Each frozen Coke comes heaped high in a cup with a lid, and other flavors are available at some locations. Frozen Cokes are included in the Disney Dining Plan.
6. Unique Beer Varieties (Epcot's World Showcase)
7. Coffee Confections (Writer's Stop, Disney's Hollywood Studios)
Head over to Disney's Hollywood Studios for the best coffee in Disney World. Stop by the Writer's Stop for the coffee confection of your dreams. Enjoy a frosted iced coffee, or warm up with a hot latte on a cool day. No matter what you choose, your beverage will be prepared to perfection by a barista. Snacks and beverages at the Writer's Stop are included in the Disney Dining Plan.
8. Fruit Smoothies (Sunset Ranch Market, Disney's Hollywood Studios)
The Tower of Terror is Sunset Boulevard's most striking feature, but the often overlooked Sunset Ranch Market is worth a visit if you are looking for a unique beverage. Choose from a variety of fruit and based smoothies, designed to quench your thirst and help you cool off on a hot day. These beverages do not contain alcohol, and are included in the Disney Dining Plan.
9. Dole Whip (Aloha Isle, Magic Kingdom)
The legendary Dole Whip, available at Aloha Isle in Adventureland, is a beloved favorite of many Disney fans. This ice-cream based confection comes in a variety of flavors, but most devotees agree that the pineapple version is the one to try. Dole Whip is a frothy beverage that is perfect for cooling off on a hot day. This drink does not contain alcohol, and is included on the Disney Dining Plan.
10. Hand-Scooped Milkshakes (Dino Bite Snacks, Animal Kingdom)
Forget slushes and soft serve, and try an authentic hand scooped milkshake whirled to order at Dino Bite Snacks. Dino Bite is located in Dinoland U.S.A. across from the Primeval Whirl ride. If you have an ice cream lover in your party, it is worth seeking out this small snack bar on a hot day. Milkshakes from Dino Bite Snacks are included in the Disney Dining Plan.