Although Disney World is a fantastic family adventure, it can also be a really fun adult vacation! Not only is the atmosphere conducive to good times, but the food and drinks can also be quite delicious.
So, when you are adulting at Disney, be sure to check out some of my favorite drinks at Disney World and how to best enjoy them!
I’d love to hear your favorites in the comments – so I can add them to my list to try on our next visit!
In the parks
Give yourself a little break between the rides and attractions with these fun drinks in the parks.
Epcot is the obvious choice for fun drinks in the parks. Most people are familiar with the term “drinking around the world.” Heck, I even see t-shirts that say that on every trip to Disney we take. Plus, the Food & Wine Festival? Right?
However, although there are dozens of different delicious drinks to be found in Epcot, my all-time favorite place to grab a drink is the La Cava del Tequila Bar located in the pyramid in Mexico.
This cozy little corner has an outstanding variety of tequilas, even offering tequila tastings which I will partake in someday I hope! Typically, I order the El Diablo as I like a little heat. Although it’s a few dollars more than the margaritas at the stands outside the building, I really feel it’s a better margarita. Yum!
So, start your trip around the world in Epcot with a delicious margarita from La Cava!
Hollywood Studios is another fun spot for a tasty drink. Although I’m a fan of drinks at the Brown Derby and Baseline Taproom, the most fun can be had at Oga’s Cantina. Through our trips, we’ve tried most of the drinks, and my favorite one is definitely the Dagobah Slug Slinger (made with Herradura Reposado Tequila, Bols Blue Curaçao, Citrus Juices, Ginger, Herbs, and Bitters).
With just the right mix of tequila and ginger, it’s tasty and refreshing at the same time. A bonus for Oga’s is the fun non-alcoholic drinks. My kids almost always order the Carbon Freeze.
No need to grab these drinks to go. Sip your drink right in the bar and imagine you are in a galaxy far, far away!
My final favorite drink in the parks is at the Nomad Lounge. I’ve sung its praises before in my post on must-do’s at Animal Kingdom, but today I’m sharing the drink I ALWAYS order, the Boto-Rita. Made with both Zignum Reposado Mezcal and Combier Grapefruit Liqueur, it packs a hefty punch!
Obviously, I’m a fan of margarita-type drinks (based on what I’ve shared so far) and the Boto-Rita is right up there as an all-time favorite.
Order this drink, try to get a table outside under the patio or at the bar, and take a break from your day of walking around the park. It’s the perfect drink and location to give yourself a second wind and we ALWAYS take the time to stop!
Insider tip: Even if the walk-up waitlist is full, it never hurts to ask at the desk. We’ve been lucky and gotten added to the list manually before!
Resort Drinks at Disney World
Not every minute on a Disney World vacation is spent in the parks, and there are some definite drink standouts at the resorts and resort restaurants too!
Deviating away from my typical tequila drinks is the Painted Lemur at Sanaa. Not only is it the perfect after-dinner drink (I often order it instead of dessert), you can’t get a better resort atmosphere.
If you are dining at Sanaa, try to arrive early enough that it’s not dark outside. Then, you can enjoy your Painted Lemur along with views of the animals roaming the grounds. Pretty amazing.
Staying at Polynesian? Then your options for drinks are amazing! If you can, check out Trader Sam’s for a fun and delicious time.
But, even if you can’t get into that coveted bar, you can grab an amazing drink at the pool bar. And laying by the pool in the sunshine with a book and a good drink is high on my list of favorite things to do.
When at the Poly, I’m a huge fan of the Rose Gold Sunset Margarita. It’s not too sweet and the ginger adds a nice zing!
We often book our reservations to Disney pretty last-minute, so end up staying at Saratoga Springs as it has the most availability (which isn’t a bad thing as it’s a lovely resort).
Typically we arrive fairly late in the evening on a Friday. And, if we have an Amazon Prime order coming with water, snacks, and breakfast food, we really don’t have time to go explore and find dinner somewhere.
That’s where the lounge at Saratoga Springs comes into play. With a few tasty choices for small plates and a wonderful selection of drinks, it’s the perfect way to start off a great vacation.
A favorite “first drink of the vacation” for me is the Antioxidant Lemonade. It’s delicious, refreshing and tastes like vacation! I like to pretend it’s a healthy start as it contains pomegranate juice and Acai-Blueberry vodka.
Related Post: Enjoying the Disney Resorts shares all the reasons you should consider staying at a Disney resort as well as some of the fun things the different resorts offer!
Drinks at Disney Springs
The choices at Disney Springs appear to be endless! I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the restaurants for delicious drinks.
Several restaurants here even have a happy hour! With the prices of drinks at Disney, that’s a real bonus. If we aren’t having dinner at a restaurant (Wine Bar George is my favorite), I like to grab a wine slushy from Amorette’s Patisserie to enjoy while checking out the shops and doing a bit of people-watching.
So, what is YOUR favorite drink at Disney World? I’ll be sure to add it to my list for future trips and give you my opinion if you share it in the comments!
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