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10 Best Alcoholic Beverages at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

Guests who enjoy a Walt Disney World vacation love to spend time in Disney’s Animal Kingdom where up close animal encounters, big thrills, amazing live shows, and more can be found. In addition to all of the wonderful attractions, meet and greets, shopping, and entertainment, there are countless dining locations in the park that range from full service sit down meals to on the go snack carts. Each of these locations serves up food and snacks as well as some amazing alcoholic beverages that adults love to indulge in while on vacation. Depending on the restaurant or location serving the drink, the unique flavors differ allowing guests plenty of wonderful options to choose from. Whether looking to enjoy a drink with a sit down meal or sipping one while exploring the park, there are plenty of options for guests to enjoy in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here are the ten best alcoholic beverages for guests to enjoy any day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

1. Yak Attack – Yak & Yeti Restaurant

The Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to the full service Yak & Yeti Restaurant which is open daily for lunch and dinner. Guests who dine at the location can enjoy a meal inspired by the many different flavors of Southeast Asia in addition to some delicious cocktails. A popular beverage option at Yak & Yeti Restaurant is the Yak Attack which combines the tropical flavors of Mango Daiquiri, Don Q Cristal Rum, and wild berry flavors for a cool and refreshing option.

2. Lost on Safari – Dawa Bar

Guests looking to enjoy a great people watching location while sipping on an alcoholic beverage definitely need to head to the Dawa Bar in the Africa section of the park. The open air bar allows guests to enjoy unique drinks while watching others who walk past on several different paths. One of the most delicious beverage options at Dawa Bar is the Lost on Safari which combines Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Pink Pigeon Mauritian Rum, and Pangani punch for a light and refreshing option.

3. Smokey Bones Chocolate Shake – Trilo-Bites

Guests wandering through the Dinoland section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom should stop by a quick service location for a totally unique alcoholic beverage that they can enjoy on the go. Trilo-Bites serves up Buffalo Chicken Chips and milkshakes in addition to the Smokey Bones Chocolate Shake. This adult beverage combines bourbon and candied bacon making it the perfect cold option to sip on while exploring Dinoland.

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4. McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider Float – Anandapur Ice Cream Truck

The pathway in the Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom that connects Kali River Rapids and Expedition Everest is always busy no matter what time of day. While wandering down the path, guests should be sure to stop at the Anandapur Ice Cream Truck to enjoy a cool and delicious alcoholic beverage that combines fruity and sour flavors. McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider Float features the perfect combination of sour cherries, sweet cider, and ice cold temperatures.

5. Coconut-Lychee Lemonade – Drinkwallah

Guests who walk through Discovery Island and across the bridge into the Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom will pass by a great quick service location that offers up some wonderful beverage options. Drinkwallah allows guests to order small snacks such as chips and nuts in addition to the delicious Coconut-Lychee Lemonade. This wonderful drink combines Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Lychee, and Odwalla Lemonade for a great option to sip on while exploring the park.

6. Spice Trader Classic – Nomad Lounge

One of the newest dining locations in Disney’s Animal Kingdom can be found on Discovery Island just before the bridge to Pandora – The World of Avatar. Nomad Lounge is connected to Tiffins and offers up small bites and exotic cocktails from different locations across the Earth. The Spice Trader Classic combines Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Dolin Vermouth Blanc, lemon juice, and strawberries topped with soda water.

7. Mo’ara Margarita – Pongu Pongu

Those guests that travel across the bridge into Pandora – The World of Avatar can visit the Valley of Mo’ara which is home to amazing floating mountains and the Na’vi people. Towards the back of the area is a quick service location that offers up small bites and unique drinks. Pongu Pongu means ‘party party’ in the Na’vi language and guests are sure to love the Mo’ara Margarita which combines Sauza Conmemorativo Anejo Tequila with strawberry and blood orange flavors topped with strawberry boba balls. Guests can also order up the drink in a souvenir mug and with a Glowing Unadelta Seed.

8. Pineapple DOLE WHIP Cup with Dark Rum – Tamu Tamu Refreshments

Just after crossing over the bridge into Africa and heading into the village of Harambe in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, guests come across a small quick service counter that serves up small snacks and desserts in addition to a classic favorite with a twist. The Pineapple DOLE WHIP Cup with Dark Rum brings the cult favorite snack from the Magic Kingdom to a new level of delicious with the addition of dark rum! Guests can also opt to order a DOLE WHIP with coconut rum instead.

9. Himalayan Ghost – Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks

Each night, Disney’s Animal Kingdom presents Rivers of Light, a beautiful show that brings the spirit and wonder of nature to life. Just outside the main entrance to the arena of seating for the show is a great quick service location where guests can order up small bites and wonderful cocktails. Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks offers the Himalayan Ghost which combines Snow Leopard Vodka, guava, and Odwalla Lemonade for the perfect refreshing and fruity drink to enjoy while watching Rivers of Life.

10. Annapurna Zing – Tiffins

Attached to the Nomad Lounge is Tiffins, a full service dining location that is fairly new to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The restaurant serves up adventurous flavors and meals inspired by some of the most exotic and beautiful locations in the world. Guests who enjoy lunch or dinner at Tiffins can also order up the Annapurna Zing, a delicious cocktail they are sure to love. The drink combines Bombay Sapphire East Gin, passion fruit puree, mint, lime juice, and ginger beer for a wonderful beverage to enjoy with any menu item.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.