Drinking your way through Disney World

(Article last updated: February 15, 2017)

For many of us who stay on-site and don't drive, the freedom to have a few drinks here and there makes for a fun (and sometimes tipsy) vacation.

There are lots and lots of different drinks to try, many of them very unique and hard to find anywhere else.

Here's a sampling of over 20 of the most interesting/delicious drinks you will find when you are drinking your way through Disney World.

Magic Kingdom

Awwww....we're off to a rough start with our drinking adventures because...

...there is (almost) no drinking in the champagne room Magic Kingdom.

And it's all Walt's fault.

(Alleged) History lesson!

Walt Disney nearly located Disney World in St. Louis but his desire to not serve alcohol conflicted with an Anheuser Busch exec's statement that "any man who thinks he can design an attraction that is going to be a success in this city and not serve beer or liquor ought to have his head examined."

And the deal was off.

Walt only intended the no-drinking policy to be in effect at Magic Kingdom - where it is mostly young children - because he didn't like how drunks ruined carnivals for families.

For years the no alcohol policy held true, but in 2012 that all changed with the new Be Our Guest restaurant and while there isn't a full bar, there are several wine and beer options available there.

At the end of 2016 news was made again when it was announced that alcohol would be served in 4 more table service restaurants: Tony's Town Square, Cinderella's Royal Table, Skipper Canteen and Liberty Tree Tavern.

Epcot

Epcot, on the other hand, is drinking mecca and you can even feel a little cultured doing it since you can visit each of the countries to enjoy a different beverage.

Let's take a trip around the world*, shall we?

* except for South America, which Disney apparently doesn't consider part of the world

firemargarita 448x600 - Drinking your way through Disney WorldMexico - Orange Mango Fire Margarita

This popular drink is made with Exotico 100% agave premium silver tequila, ginger liqueur, orange juice, mango puree, fresh lime juice, a hint of Tabasco sauce, served on the rocks with a Tajin chili powder rim.

Location: La Hacienda de San Angel
Price: $13
linie 448x600 - Drinking your way through Disney WorldNorway - Linie Aquavit Glacier Shot

This little drink is a mixture of Aquavit, vodka, Sprite and lime.

Location: Akershus (not a cart that you can walk up to easily; you can only get this if you're dining there)
Price: $8.25

cantaloopy - Drinking your way through Disney WorldChina - Canto Loopy

I never thought about juicing a cantaloupe but they do that and combine it with vodka for this refreshing looking beverage.

Location: Joy of Tea stand
Price: $7.50

germanybeercart - Drinking your way through Disney WorldGermany - Beer!

The options here change but have included Warsteiner Premium Spaten Oktoberfest, Becks, Radeberger Pilsner, Altenmünster Oktoberfest and Hövels

Location: Germany beer bier stand
Price: $8 for bottles, $11.25 in a souvenir cup

Italy - Limoncello

limoncello - Drinking your way through Disney WorldOptions here include Capri Natura Lemon Liqueur (intense lemon verbena and meringue flavors), Luxardo Limocello Liquor (fresh, bitterly sour scents of lemon zest), Marcati Limoncello (natural lemon and citrus flavors) and Villa Marzia Limoncello (tart, lemony and citric).

Location: Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
Price: $8-10
samadams - Drinking your way through Disney WorldAmerican Adventure - Sam Adams Boston Lager (of course)

Get a 16 oz. beer on tap for a pretty reasonable price.

Location: at both the Liberty Inn counter service and Fife & Drum Tavern
Price: $6.25

Japan - sake tasting flight

saketastingflight - Drinking your way through Disney WorldWith this tasting sampler, you get to try 3 different sakes. The kinds of sake change regularly so it's a good way to dip your toe in the sake waters.

Location: Sake bar in the Mitsukoshi Dept Store
Price: $14

moroccorita - Drinking your way through Disney WorldMorocco - Moroccarita

The drinks in Morocco seem oddly like the ones in Mexico. The Moroccarita is made of vodka, lemon lime juice and triple sec.

Location: Drink and snack stand in Morocco
Price: $8.99

France - Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush and Grand Mariner Orange Slush

DiningEpcotslushies - Drinking your way through Disney WorldThese drinks are DELICIOUS and are made with top shelf alcohol (try to ignore that they're served in plastic martini cups). These are very popular drinks at Epcot.

Location: drink stand in France
Price: $9

welshdragon - Drinking your way through Disney WorldU.K. - Welsh Dragon

There are several beers available but this delicious drink is a mixture of peach schnapps, melon liqueur, crème de menthe, orange juice and pineapple juice. It comes in a souvenir cup.

Location: Rose and Crown Pub
Price: $9.75

canadabeercart - Drinking your way through Disney WorldCanada - Moosehead beer

Enjoy a Moosehead or Moosehead Light for some authentic Canadian beer at an affordable price.

Location: Canada beer cart
Price: $6.75 or $10 in a souvenir cup

Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios doesn't have a lot of drinking options but people looking for a drink should visit the Tune In Lounge at 50's Prime Time Cafe. Drinks include Bud Light ($5.50), Yuengling ($6.25) and wine ($6.95).

primetimebar - Drinking your way through Disney World

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is a distant 2nd to Epcot when it comes to interesting drinking options. Here are some of your options (please drink after riding Expedition Everest).

African bottled beer

africanbeer - Drinking your way through Disney WorldOptions include Tusker Lager, Bedele Pilsner, St. George Lager, Harar Lager, Hakim Stout and Meta Pale Lager.

Location: Dawa Bar
Price: $6.75

Firefly Pomegranate Tea

firefly - Drinking your way through Disney WorldThis delicious drink is made with Firefly Sweet Tea vodka with pomegranate schnapps, fresh squeezed lemon juice and brewed iced tea.

Location: Rainforest Cafe
Price: $10

Big Bamboo

bigbamboo - Drinking your way through Disney WorldAs a big fan of rum, this sounds delicious. It's made with Malibu Coconut rum, Bacardi Light rum, DeKuyper banana liqueur and tropical fruit juices.

Location: Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Bar
Price: $7.99

African Margarita

africanmargarita - Drinking your way through Disney WorldThis version of a margarita is made with Sauza Gold Tequila, Van der Hum Tangerine liqueur from South Africa, sweet & sour and lime juice.

Location: Dawa Bar
Price: $8.25

Resorts

All of the resorts have bars where you can grab a drink. Here are just a few of the more interesting/pretty/tasty ones.

Swan/Dolphin - Smoking Sangria

Like a form of molecular gastronomy, this drink begins with something that looks like Dippin' Dots and then it's rehydrated to form a sangria.

Ingredients include white wine, Moscato, 4 Oranges Florida Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower and Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur.

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Location: Todd English’s bluezoo
Price: Unknown

victoriafallsmist - Drinking your way through Disney WorldAnimal Kingdom Lodge - Victoria Falls Mist

Made with Van-der-Hum Tangerine liqueur, melon liqueur, banana liqueur, citrus and Sprite.

Location: Jiko
Price: $7-10

lapulapu - Drinking your way through Disney WorldThe Polynesian - Lapu Lapu

This is probably the most well-known and popular drink at Disney World. Myers's Original Dark rum and tropical fruit juices served in a fresh pineapple topped with Bacardi 151 rum.

Location: Pool Bar (comes w/o the pineapple here), Kona Cafe and Tambu Lounge
Price: $13.25

Grand Floridian - Mizner’s lounge

A live orchestra plays nostalgic Big Band sounds just outside the doors of this lounge tucked away on the second floor of the hotel.

Drinks include champagnes, caipirinhas, mint juleps and cosmopolitans, along with nine vodkas, seven different single malt scotch whiskeys and after-dinner cognacs and ports.

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Location: on the 2nd floor (where the monorail is) of The Grand Floridian
Price: $8-12

Disney Springs

There are lots of restaurants and places to buy drinks in Disney Springs.

One of the best is Jock Lindsey's Hanger Bar. There you'l find lots of fun cocktails and some of the best theming in Walt Disney World.

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Try Raglan Road Irish Pub for great beers or Paradiso 37 for 37 varieties of tequila.

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A wall of tequila at Paradiso 37


Several images from DisneyFoodBlog.com and PartyThroughTheParks.com

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Obviously this list is just the beginning of what is available if you ever find yourself drinking your way through Disney World. For a more complete list (with reviews), check out PartyThroughtheParks.com.

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