As a young adult frolicking around Disney World, I’m sure most of us secretly have one thing on our mind… “Where can I get a cold, delicious drink around here?” And, folks, I’m not talkin’ “kiddie cocktails.” The good news is you really shouldn’t have to look too far!
Something that was once virtually nonexistent within the Disney World parks has now become somewhat of a staple. I mean, EPCOT has it’s own, extremely popular fall festival with “wine” in the title. And I’m sure most Disney fans know of the infamous “drink around the world” EPCOT challenge. You can find a tasty alcoholic beverage all over Disney World now in 2019. I’m not going to tell you that “the red wine in the Italy pavilion is to die for” or “you have to try the sake in Japan.” No, no. What I’m going to tell you is what drink experience is crucial for your next Disney World vacation. You choose the booze, I just tell you where to find it.
Let’s kick our feet back, head down to the gift shop at our Disney World Resort, grab an ice cold beer, and sip. This is an UNDERRATED Disney World drink. I, for one, am a big beer girl myself. But, even if you’re not into beer, there is nothing quite like a cold drink down the pipes after a long day of traveling to Disney World. Or, if you’re feeling a little fancy, you can actually have a bottle of champagne delivered to your Disney World hotel room. The price is a little steep (and you can usually find wine or individual bottles of champagne somewhere on the resort grounds), but there is something special about getting a full bottle hand delivered to you. Pop that sucker open, pour a glass, and cheers to the start of the fantastic Disney World vacation you’re just beginning.
My next favorite drink is anything different and unique at EPCOT. This may be an unpopular opinion, but you can get a margarita or a beer anywhere, anytime. What can’t you get anywhere? A #RainbowSherbertGlitterDreamAle like what is currently being sold at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts (credit to disneyworld.com for reminding me of the exact name of that beer). On top of being something completely different from what you’d ever have anywhere else, you can also get one hell of an Instagram picture from it. Don’t you dare forget how important a good Instagram shot is (click here)!
Lastly, my most important drink for you to get while in Disney world is (drumroll please) ANYTHING at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. If you can snag yourself a seat out on “Reggie” (the outdoor boat bar to the righthand side), you can get one hell of a view. Looking out at the water to the beautiful Saratoga Springs resort is such a sight. And, if you’re looking for a little something different to keep your eye one, the “Amphicars” leave from right next door. If you don’t know what these are, they’re basically old-timey looking cars that double as small boats. A group of about 4 people (give or take) can take their seat in one of these cars and they’ll drive off into the lake and cruise around. Even after seeing it time and time again, it is one of those things that I never tire of keeping my eye on. And, hey, having a delicious drink to sip on is helpful too.
Of course, this is just a short list of my “must do” Disney World drink experiences that I believe are important. To be honest, I could name a lot more, but these are the important ones. I can guarantee you I will not miss any one of these in my future Disney World trips as a young adult.