Whether you’re looking for a nice latte, beer, or simply a soda, Disney has it all. Orlando’s Disney World offers great drinks, and each of its separate parks has something new and great to quench your thirst. In this article, I would like to outline the best drinks at Disney World, separated by park.
Alcoholic Beverages Around Disney World
Along with the classical air of magic and beauty found in the shadow of the castle, you can find plenty of great drinks in this section of the park.
Magic Kingdom offers beer, wine, and champagne, but for more cocktails, you will have to leave the park. Each of the park’s full-service restaurants serves alcohol.
There are many of these throughout the Magic Kingdom, and they include Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, Liberty Tree Tavern, Jungle Navigation Co Ltd. Skipper Canteen, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Be Our Guest Restaurant, The Crystal Palace, The Diamond Horseshoe, and the Plaza Restaurant.
Alcoholic beverages tend to fit the theme of the restaurant they are found in. Ie. you can find glitz, sparkle, and princess-themed drinks in Cinderella’s Royal Table, along with Cinderella herself. Many of these restaurants pack up quite a waiting list, and you will need to make reservations in advance.
Outside of the Park, the hotels offer great drink selections as well. The Contemporary, Polynesian, or Grand Floridian are a monorail stop away.
One of the best alcoholic beverage experiences that you can have at Disney is the Epcot Wine Walk. This is an official Disney experience, though it is kept under wraps by Disney’s advertising. The Wine Walk allows you to drink wines from many different countries, all located in the park itself.
Wine is gotten from three World Showcase Pavillions, and the experience includes six 2-Ounce pours of wine. This costs $30 total–a steal for the amount of wine and keepsakes you end up with. You can purchase this at the France, Italy, or Germany wine outlets, then make your way around.
Another perk is that the card is not dated, so you do not have to use the whole thing in one day. You are able to come back at another time. The total amount of wine that you get through the samples amounts to about 12 ounces or about 2.5 restaurant portions of wine. This can be seen as a low amount, yet you are able to taste a very wide variety of wines and to bring home your glass, as well.
A downside to the experience is also that it is only offered in three out of the many parks. Wine prices typically range from $5 to $11, so for the amount you are getting, you pretty much come even.
Perhaps you want to start in France, where you can get your wine fix at Les Vins de France. You will have to make sure that you arrive on time for the experience, which includes shows along with your wine. The wines on the French menu include Pinot Noir, Vouvray, Avive Grapefruit Rose Sparkling Wine, Miraval, Pouilly-Fuissé, Chateau Tour de Segur, Chateauneuf-de -Pape, and Sauternes. These tastings enable you to get an authentic taste from different regions in France.
Another stop on the wine tour is Enoteca in the Italian section of Epcot. The restaurant serves a wide range of white, red, and sparkling wines, ranging in price from $7 to $13. These include the Chianti Classico Reservo from Banfi, the Aska from Banfi, Amarone from Sartori, Brunell di Montalcino from Castello Banfi, Barolo from Luca Bosio, Lamuri from Nero D’Avola, and Regolo from Sartori.
For whites, choose from Chardonnay from Bolla, Pinot Grigio from Castello Banfi San Angelo, and Roma from Fontana Candida. Then, for sparkling wines, find Lambrusco from Chiarli and Moscato D’Asti from Ceretto S. Stefano. Other Italian beverages offered by the restaurant include Sambuca and Limoncello.
Germany may be more well known for its beer, but in Epcot, it is also included on the Wine Tour. You can stop at the Weinkeller in the German section of the park to get your fill. The regular menu includes more than 20 options for wine, beer, liquor, and cider. Wines include, for white: P.J Valckenberg Gewurtztraminer, Franz Keller Pinot Gris, Madonna Liebfraumilch, Madonna Spatlese, Selbach Oster Spatlese, Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium Kabinett, Schloss Vollrads Q&A.
The red wine selection features Affentaler Monkey Pinot Rose, Hex Von Dosenstein Pinot Noir, and Graffen Neipperg Lemberger. There is one sparkling wine: Schlumberger Brut Classic, and three dessert wines: Heinz Eifel Shine Sweet Dornfelder, Gunderlach Messidor Beerenaulese, and Adelseck Eiswein. Among these, there is also a wonderful selection of German beers and ciders. For $5, you can also get a cheese tray with a pretzel stick on top to compliment your drinks.
All wine walk info got here: https://www.disneybyage.com/epcot-wine-walk/
Best Cocktails at Disney
You can find crazy, incredible cocktails, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic throughout the park.
Some of the best include these.
While not exactly in the park, this drink is found at the Abracadabra in Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. The bar is decked out with magic-themed entertainment, decorations, and drinks. The drink is made with Ciroc Pineapple Vodka, Habanero Lime, and ground pepper. It pays homage to John Henry Pepper’s illusion technique that is used in the Haunted Mansions ballroom to make the dancing ghosts look so realistic.
This is found inside La Cava del Tequila and La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase. It’s a unique, Mexican twist on a beloved drink. The perfect way to cool off and have fun at such an exciting place and event.
Rose Gold Margarita
You can find this one at the Barefoot Pool Bar at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. It’s made with Lunazul Reposado Tequila with mango, guava, and ginger. All the best pink and gold flavors. The whole thing is finished off with a gold-dyed sugar rim.
Violet Sake– Epcot World’s Showcase
This drink is as pretty as it is tasty. Found in the Japan pavilion at Epcot World Showcase, this is made with sake, purple pear, and lime juice. The whole thing is topped off with a lemon.
Spiked Dole Whip
This tasty concoction can be bought in Animal Kingdom. You can find it at Tamu Tamu Refreshments in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom. You are given the choice of either dark rum or coconut with your dole whip. Dole whip, if you’re unfamiliar, is a frozen pineapple-flavored treat.
Sweet Tea Shine
Find this spiked southern classic at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ in Disney Springs. Made with sweet tea, lemon, and moonshine, this is a perfectly delicious Disney drink. Goes great with the southern food found at the restaurant, which includes fried chicken and hummingbird cake.
Try this mixed marvel at The Boathouse in Disney Springs. This drink is made with Stoli Blueberry, Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, homemade lemonade, and a garnish of fresh blueberries. Easy on the eyes, sweet to the taste.
You can find these at Fin’s Bar, located in Disney’s Dolphin Resort. Add a kick to your trip with this mix.
Shrunken Head Zombie
Definitely one of the most uniquely packed drinks on this list, this comes in a zombie head-shaped cup. The drink can be found at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. It’s made with a mixture of dark rum, reserve rum, eight-year rum, tropical juices, and cinnamon. A spooky, tropical twist for your trip.
Snow Leopard Salvation
Found in the Nomad Lounge, in Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. This refreshing concoction is made with mint, vodka, pear liqueur, lime juice, and ginger beer. It’s a unique twist on the flavors typically found in a Moscow mule.
This drink shines like a Disney firework show. It’s made with Citrus vodka, peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao, and Pineapple Juice with a sugared rim. The best part–a glow cube lighting up the whole thing, that you’re able to take home.
Another glowing drink, this one is made from mango and passion liquor, pineapple juice, and a pink glow cube. The whole thing shines out a beautiful pink light.
Also found at Disney’s Abracabar, this is a color-changing margarita!
Another aesthetically pleasing option. This consists of layers of frozen lime margarita, frozen passion fruit margarita, and frozen strawberry prickly-pear margarita. You can find it in La Cava Del Tequila, Mexico Pavilion, in Epcot’s World Showcase.
The Ice Cream Martini
This yummy drink (or, more of a dessert) consists of two scoops of house-made ice cream in a martini glass. The whole thing is topped with a shot of rum from Martinique, Grand Marnier, or Whipped Cream vodka. This lovely drink is found in Chefs de France, in the French section of Epcot.
This is located close to the park in nearby Disney Springs. You can buy it in Morimoto Asia. The drink consists of vodka, Calpico, cranberry juice, and sparkling Rose Champagne. A tasty, glittering delight to top off your vacation with.
Also found in Disney Springs, this drink is made at the T-Rex restaurant. (hence the name). It’s made of silver tequila, sweet and sour mix, and orange liqueur. The whole drink comes in a large T-Rex themed glass with salt on the rim, garnished with lime.
Another great option from T-Rex in Disney Springs. This colorful drink is made with spiced rum, Banana Liquor, Peach Tree Schnapps, and tropical juices. It’s topped with varied pieces of tropical fruit.
What About Coffee?
If you need to rev yourself up, there are plenty of delicious caffeinated options at Disney World. There are six Starbucks locations, for all of your favorite classic lattes, frappuccinos, and cold brew galore, plus other Disney-owned cafes throughout the park. Here are some of the best options that you can find.
You can find this tasty treat in the Tangerine Cafe located Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion. This is a sweet, foamy coffee drink flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. Plus, it’s a steal at $3.50 per cup.
This next sweet drink is found in L’Artisan des Glaces, located in the France Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. It consists of your choice of ice cream flavor, with cold-pressed espresso poured over the top.
This yummy concoction can be bought at Territory Lounge in the Wilderness Lodge. This latte is flavored with marshmallows and chocolate, then topped with whipped cream and graham crackers. It can be ordered hot or over ice.
This next coffee drink can be found in the Nomad Lounge in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. For adults only, this drink is a mix of Crown Royal, brown sugar, and butter with hot coffee. This makes for a smooth, sweet treat with a bite.
Found at the Vivoli il Gelato in Disney Springs, this is the most authentically Italian coffee that you can find at Disney. A Doppio is a strong double shot of espresso, a small batch of hot coffee that will perk you up instantly.
Tipsy Ducks in Love
Another adults-only drink that can be found at Joy of Tea in Epcot’s China Pavilion. It’s an iced drink made from a mixture of cold tea and coffee, plus some bourbon and chocolate, all topped off with whipped cream. It’s a fun, sweet way to wake up.
These are only a few of the great drinks that you can find at Orlando’s Walt Disney World. From sweet to savory to out of this world, there is a never-ending variety to try from. These drinks allow you to try new flavors, cool off in the hot sun, or get in some caffeine. All of them help to truly capture and enhance the magic of Disney World–whether that be through color-changing liquids or a unmatchably sweet chocolate mocha sauce.