The decision to exclude alcoholic libations from Disney parks came from the man himself. Walt Disney believed that adult-friendly beverages bring in a certain crowd; one that is definitely not fit for the familial environment that Disney parks pride themselves on. Still, the decision to formally introduce alcoholic drinks into the parks in 2012 (and again in 2018) opened new waves of excitement for Disney guests. Now they can't see what Disney-themed cocktail will come out next.
Despite its new philosophy, finding drinks inside of the parks can still be a difficult task. For instance, in Walt Disney World, you will only find alcohol inside the restaurant-style dining halls. The resorts are where you'll find the most extravagant mixed drinks, but there are still a few key beverages to enjoy in between. Here are 1o of the best drinks (with alcohol) at Disney parks.
10 10. Orange Mango Fire Margarita
You can find the Orange Mango Fire Margarita inside of EPCOT at La Hacienda in Mexico. This dynamite concoction will really test your taste buds.
Based with El Mayor premium silver tequila and ginger liqueur, this drink sweetens up with a bit of orange and mango juices. You'll want to be careful, though—it's rimmed with Tajin chili powder and has a dash of Tabasco side inside to spice things up a bit!
9 9. Grand Marnier Orange Slush
EPCOT's Grand Marnier Orange Slush is a consistently popular drink at Disney parks. Not only does it look refreshing and picturesque, but it's also filled to the rim! It's served year-round in the France sector of the park, where it will taste delightful paired with a delicate quiche.
The alcohol-only cart that serves it always has a line, but it is worth the wait. It's an icy blend of premium vodka (Grey Goose), Grand Marnier, a dash of rum, and orange juice.
8 8. Safari Amber Lager
This specially crafted red lager is made specifically for Disney parks. For those whose cocktail preference falls on a hoppier scale, the Safari Amber Lager is exactly what you'll need. It has that beer bite that advocates love, but it's subtle enough to be refreshing on a hot day.
This amber beer is served on draft and in a plastic cup so that you can wander about the parks, drink in hand. You can find them at Refreshment Cool Post in EPCOT and at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
7 7. Hippopotomai-Tai
Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Polynesian Disney hotel offers the magnificent cocktail for those with a passion for rum-based drinks. According to the Disney Food Blog, it has a combination of "Coruba Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, Bols Orange Curaçao, Orgeat (Almond), organic agave nectar, and fresh lime juice."
Plus, this drink comes with the cute monkey totem glass a souvenir! The look of the souvenir glasses has changed on occasion, with one transparent version giving thirsty guests a look at the cocktail's beautifully mixed ingredients.
6 6. Ice Cream Martini
Two things that should always go together: ice cream and martinis. The Ice Cream Martini is quickly becoming a top contender for best Disney park drink, on par with the Grand Marnier Orange Slush. Also served at the France Pavilion (the French really know how to mix a great drink, don't they), the Ice Cream Martini comes with the opportunity to pick your poison.
You can choose an ice cream flavor ranging from vanilla, chocolate, mint, hazelnut, and more for your base, with even a handful of tasty sorbet options. The ice cream is then dowsed with your choice of whipped vanilla vodka, run, or Grand Marnier for adults who look to add that extra bit of fun to their martini glass.
5 5. Kiwi Coconut Rita
This green drink can be easily ordered at the Quality Beverages stands of Yak and Yeti at Disney's Animal Kingdom. You'll be surprised to know that this alcoholic beverage is usually skipped in favor of the Yak Attack daiquiri, but for those with a more resplendent palette, this cocktail is for you.
Milagro Silver tequila is paired with real coconut flavors and fresh kiwi to top it off. You'll also be pleasantly surprised how the orange liqueur and sweet and sour perfectly balance this delightful drink.
4 4. Frozen Rum & Coke
Fancy sweet cocktails aren't everyone's cup of tea. Disney recognized this and quickly came out with a solution at Peevy's Polar Pipeline.
This stand in Hollywood Studios Frozen Concoctions can be with or without your favorite libations. Stop by for a traditional rum and coke or throw in some lime to make it an old-fashioned frozen Cuba Libre.
3 3. Glow-Tini
Perhaps one of the more prized cocktail drinks brought to you by Disney resorts is the illustrious Glow-Tini. The pleasant blue color of the drink is made by mixing Blue Curacao and peach schnapps with citrus vodka and pineapple juice.
Perched on top is a battery-operated "cube" which you can use to give your cocktail different colors. This may seem like one of the weaker options, but the vodka is generously poured. You can find these at any Walt Disney World Resort Lounges.
2 2. Wine At The Italy Pavilion
The Italian Pavilion is known for its wine collection. There are so many variations of red and whites from the valleys of the Italian vineyards that is can be hard to decide! At the Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in EPCOT, you'll find your fancy with their authentic Italian wine cellar.
With 200 options, the bartenders will be able to guide you so you can find your new favorite glass of wine. You can even pair it with small plates of cheese and meats to really soak in the wine's full flavoring.
1 1. Be Our Guest Mimosa
Be Our Guest was among the first restaurants in Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom to offer adult beverages. Although they are only offered with lunch or dinner service, the Be Our Guest Mimosa will be thoroughly enjoyed in this atmosphere.
The mimosa is made with sparkling wine and orange juice for that class bubbly taste, and it tastes phenomenal with The Grey Stuff. Another favorite alcoholic drink available at Be Our Guest that fans have been raving about is the Peach Bellini. Both run at about $10, but you'll be enjoying every minute of it inside the Beast's castle.