It seems as though Disney continues to put emphasis on the adult experience at its parks and resorts. Recently, many new alcoholic offerings have appeared on menus across the resort. I’ve compiled some of my favorite new beverage options for adults.
The Kona Café Mimosa Flight
Starting on the Monorail Loop near Disney’s Magic Kingdom is Kona Café in the Polynesian Village Resort. This restaurant has always offered the Liliko’i Mimosa during breakfast hours, but is now also offering a mimosa flight. The flight comes in at just $13, which is actually a pretty good deal for 3 champagne cocktails. The flight features a variety of juice options including a classic orange, pineapple, cranberry, pink grapefruit, or Liliko’i (a native Hawaiian passionfruit).
Baseline Tap House Beer
Having just opened in the October, Baseline Tap House inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of the newest adult offerings in the parks. This Los Angeles inspired tap house is the only restaurant in the new Grand Ave area which lies just outside of the future Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area. This quick service restaurant has a small offering of food including a Bavarian pretzel, spiced almonds, and California cheese and charcuterie. Its main offerings include close to 20 beer options like Napa Smith Lodt Dog Red Ale, Anchor Meyer Lemon Lager, and many other California sourced beers. Baseline also has a small cider and wine offering. All alcoholic beverages, as you might have guessed, are on tap. Some shots from Rob Rosko’s visit to Baseline are listed below.
— Rob Rosko (@BobbySko) October 14, 2017
Frosé by the pool at Port Orleans Riverside
If you aren’t familiar with the term “Frosé”… Well, you should be. This is a frozen blend of rosé and Tito’s Vodka that’s served at the Muddy Waters Pool Bar at Port Orleans Riverside. This drink actually isn’t featured on the menu, but was spotted by several Twitter users last week. This pool bar is known for its frozen beverages including the always popular Front Porch Freeze, a tropical blend of juices and rum. This beverage can be yours for only $11.
..and More Mimosas
I’ll be the first to admit that one of my favorite brunch beverages is a fresh squeezed mimosa. Animal Kingdom’s The Mara is a quick service style restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Twitter user, @DefiniteDisney spotted these last week, although they are not featured on the official restaurant menu. The mimosa at The Mara can be served with your choice of orange juice or jungle juice, an orange, passionfruit, and guava juice mixture that is served at many of restaurants in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This drink clocks in at $9.50.
— Rhiannon (@DefiniteDisney) October 29, 2017
Disney’s expansion of alcoholic drink offerings is likely no coincidence. Earlier this fall, Disney announced changes to its dining plans to add alcoholic beverages into the price of the plan. All 2018 dining plans will include an alcoholic drink. Guests 21 and older will now receive one single-serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine with each meal.
Mitch’s Take: As Disney begins to add franchises like Star Wars, Marvel, and Avatar, it must pivot slightly to offer more adult themed options. Although Disney has long offered alcoholic beverages on property, and franchises like Star Wars are by no means adults only, these new offerings could draw more adults to the parks and will offer guests new experiences when things like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are ready for play.
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