Disney's Animal Kingdom is a unique theme park that allows you to learn about different cultures and see a variety of animals up close from around the world. In one day, you can travel around continents like Africa, Asia, North America and even to other-worldly places such as Pandora. While on your journey, sample the exotic local beverages, including some of the best frozen drinks in Disney World. Here's our list of the top 5 frozen adult drinks at Animal Kingdom. Cheers!
Pandora – The World of Avatar is the newest land to open at Animal Kingdom and it has brought unique food and drinks along with it. Pongu Pongu in Pandora offers quick snacks and frozen beverages, including the Mo’ara Margarita. This bright red margarita is made with high quality Sauza Conmemorativo Añejo Tequila for a bold Tequila taste. It's mixed with strawberry and blood orange flavors and topped off with fun strawberry boba balls. It's served with a thick straw so you can get some of those boba balls with each sip. For the younger members of the family, order the Night Blossom non-alcoholic frozen drink made with a mix of limeade, pear and apple flavors. Pongu Pongu means "Party Party" in the Na'vi language, and we can certainly see why!
Smokey Bones Chocolate Shake
Over in DinoLand U.S.A., you can dig up this frosty grown-up drink at Trilo-Bites, a snack shack near the front entrance to DinoLand. This little kiosk offers a small collection of bites and drinks including milkshakes for everyone of all ages and the new Smokey Bones Chocolate Shake made just for adults. This is definitely not your everyday chocolate shake. That's because it's served with bacon! That's right, this frozen concoction is garnished with candied bacon. It's mixed with Bourbon and a little smoky flavor as well and topped off with a generous portion of whipped cream. The candied bacon is the cherry-on-top, so to speak, and goes surprisingly well with the whipped cream. All together it's a creative shake with a wonderful blend of smoky and sweet notes that'll make your mouth sing.
Triple Yeti Blast
The Warung Outpost is a small refreshment stand tucked between Africa and Asia in the back of the park. Here you can score the colorful Triple Yeti Blast. This must-try frozen drink is actually made up of three different margaritas. You could order any of the three by themselves, but why would you when you can get them all layered into one fantastic beverage? Try mango, lime and strawberry, all together in one refreshingly sweet and tart drink. You can also find the awesome non-alcoholic Shangri-La Berry Freeze here, made with real strawberry puree!
After you've conquered Expedition Everest and escaped the clutches of the Yeti, it’s time to cool off at the open-air bar next door called Thirsty River. Here you can find an assortment of yummy snacks and signature mixed drinks. The Khumbu Icefall is a frosty treat made of smooth raspberry puree mixed with Cruzan Guava Rum and blended with coconut. The flavors come together surprisingly well to create a tropical taste that whisks you away to the islands, even though you're standing within feet of Mount Everest. For kids there's the non-alcoholic Pink Lotus and Flying Yak specialty drinks made with real fruit purees and juices.
Frozen Emperor Margaritas
Located near Kali River Rapids you may come across the Yak and Yeti Quality Beverages. One of the more popular items is the Yak Attack, a daiquiri made with rum, mango and berry flavors, but it can be a bit on the sweet side. If you're in the mood for a margarita, the Emperor Margarita is available here in three different flavors: strawberry, mango or wildberry. All of them are made with good old fashioned Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila and served with a lime wedge. The mango flavor is highly recommended but they're all excellent. It's a perfect classic frozen margarita and a great drink for a hot day at the park.
Orlando, FL – 8/31/17
Photos & Article By: Alicia Stella