by Kendall Foreman
Perhaps you’ve reached your limit. Your exhaustion seems all-consuming. You’ve rushed from attraction to attraction. You’ve stood in long lines. Convinced you have spent the better part of the day on “the surface of the sun”, you are desperate for a break from the one hundred jillion percent humidity that redefines “oppressive”. At home, you would have already conceded defeat and sought relief inside in the air-conditioning. Not at Disney World, with all the fun that still awaits you, you cannot, will not succumb. You must find something refreshing and invigorating. The thought of eating a heavy meal is more than unappealing. You need an oasis where you can find something to cure what ails you. You scan the list of options on the menu searching for the item that holds such magical powers. There you find the perfect solution—a slush, smoothie, float, or Glacier. These frozen, fruity drinks are sure to energize you for many more hours of fun at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, or poolside at the resort.
Here is a list detailing where to purchase these delicious, rejuvenating, cool beverages:
(Please note this list includes only those drinks that are family friendly/non-alcoholic.)
At Walt Disney World, Slushes have a consistency similar to the frozen lemonades now available at various fast food locations throughout the country. These simple, straw drinkable beverages are favorites with kids and adults, and they are a great way to cool down on the go.
- Sunshine Tree Terrace (Adventureland, Magic Kingdom) – Raspberry Lemonade
- Columbia Harbour House (Liberty Square, Magic Kingdom) – Lemon
- Cheshire Café (Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom) – Raspberry Lemonade or Lemonade
- Herbie’s Drive-In (Disney’s Hollywood Studios) – Raspberry Lemonade Frozen Cooler
- Morocco Refreshment Cart (Morocco, Epcot) – Desert Rose (Pink Lemonade), Marrakesh Sunset (Watermelon), Royale Blue (Blue Raspberry)
- Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom) – Tropical Fruit, Strawberry-Banana, or Orange-Pineapple
- Landscape of Flavors (Art of Animation Resort) – Create Your Own Smoothie Station – (Tropical, Wildberry, Mango, or Strawberry-Banana)
- Various Resort Lounges and Let’s Go Slurpin’ at Typhoon Lagoon – Lava Smoothie (frozen raspberry puree blended with piña colada mix)
- Old Port Royale Food Court (Caribbean Beach Resort) Strawberry-Banana or Mango-Piña Colada
- Sanaa (Animal Kingdom Lodge) 1. Mega Berry (frozen raspberry puree, nonfat yogurt, Odwalla Berries GoMega®) 2. Mango Lassi (frozen mango puree blended with nonfat yogurt)
- Lotus Blossom Café (Japan, Epcot) – Strawberry or Mango
- Refreshment Port (World Showcase, Epcot) – Strawberry
- Yak & Yeti Restaurant (Asia, Animal Kingdom) – Frozen Non-Alcoholic Daiquiris (Piña Colada, Strawberry, Wild Berry, or Mango)
- Frostbite Freddy’s Frozen Freshments (Blizzard Beach) – Banana, Strawberry, Orange-Pineapple, or Mango-Passion Fruit
- Aloha Isle (Adventureland, Magic Kingdom) – Dole Whip Floats (Pineapple or Orange Dole Whip with Pineapple Juice)
- Beaches and Cream (Beach Club Resort) – Frozen Sunshine (orange sherbet, vanilla ice cream, seltzer, topped with whipped cream)
Goofy’s Glaciers (Slushies)
These “Build-A-Cup” beverages will remind adults of the slushies/Slurpee’s they enjoyed as a child. With fun names like Orange You Happy Orange and Gawrshly Berry Blue, flavors vary depending on the day, time and location you visit. Guests are encouraged to mix and match several flavors in one glass. Goofy’s Glaciers can be found at Goofy’s Candy Company (Downtown Disney Marketplace), Sweet Spells (Disney’s Hollywood Studios), and Big Top Treats (Storybook Circus, Magic Kingdom).
What frozen, fruity drinks do enjoy or use to survive the sweltering summer afternoons of central Florida? Is one of the above your favorite, or do you have one that is not on the list? Please let readers know in the comments section below.
Kendall began visiting Walt Disney World in 1991 with her family and has continued to visit the resort with her husband. As a child, she and her family filled vacations with challenges such as “How many times can we ride Splash Mountain during SpectroMagic and the fireworks?” (Answer: 7) Now, after marrying a converted Disney skeptic, she and her husband enjoy challenges such as “How many hours can we eat nonstop at the Food & Wine Festival?” (Answer: 4)