Tips on the best alcoholic beverages at Walt Disney World abound. Want to know where to get the best craft beer on property? Looking to maximize your Drinking Around the World experience at Epcot’s World Showcase? You’ll find plenty of articles out there to guide you in the right direction. But what about beverages for children, or for adults who can’t or don’t wish to consume alcohol? Luckily, there are plenty of out-of-this-world non-alcoholic specialty beverages at WDW, and here are just a few of our favorites.
1. Blue and Green Milk
Probably the most iconic beverage you can consume at Walt Disney World, the famed blue (or green) milk is a must when exploring Batuu! You’ll find it at the Milk Stand in Hollywood Studios’ Galaxy’s Edge. While neither drink is actually milk (they’re made from a vegan base of coconut and rice milk), the different fruit flavors in each, along with the milkshake texture, make these non-alcoholic beverages worth sampling!
2. Le Fou’s Brew
You probably wouldn’t think of combining fruit juice with marshmallow – at least until now! The combination works beautifully in Le Fou’s Brew, served in Gaston’s Tavern at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Refreshing frozen apple juice is mixed with marshmallow flavor, and topped with a super-fun-to-eat tropical fruit foam. Plus, if you’re like us, you’ll want to drink it in the souvenir mug, so you can channel Gaston at home (without having to use antlers in all of your decorating).
3. Seashore Sweet
Full disclosure – the magical décor at AbracadaBar on Disney’s BoardWalk is reason enough for a visit. But a close second is the fun non-alcoholic beverage Seashore Sweet, featuring two of our favorite things: cotton candy and lemonade. Bonus: you’ll get to see the cotton candy dissolve before your eyes, because the drink is poured in front of you. Worried about how you’ll eat the cotton candy AND enjoy the disappearing act? Not to worry, a side of cotton candy comes with it!
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4. Night Blossom
To begin with, this creative, yummy offering at Pongu Pongu in Pandora – The World of Avatar just looks plain cool. Alternating layers of bright pink and bright green culminate in a generous topping of passion fruit boba balls, creating a look that definitely screams “alien” (and in the best way). The flavors of Night Blossom are apple and desert pear limeade, and the consistency is a slushy, which is perfect for those hot, sunny Orlando days.
5. Zingiber Fizzie
Tiffins Restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is full of fun alcoholic beverages, but there’s a delightful selection of non-alcoholic beverages, too. You can’t go wrong with any of the fruit-flavored options here! Check out the Zingiber Fizzie, which will have your mouth singing. It features passion fruit puree, with lime juice, ginger beer and a hint of lemon. It’s a delicious combination, and you won’t even miss the alcohol.
6. Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake
You guessed – this tantalizing milkshake at 50’s Prime Time Café in Disney’s Hollywood Studios tastes just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich – in ice cream form. Who wouldn’t be on board for that? This feel-good favorite is so popular, that Disney has released its recipe so fans can make it at home. But you still can’t beat the original, or the classic 1950s atmosphere, complete with scoldings by Mom if you don’t keep your elbows off the table!
7. Schweitzer Slush
Our first meal at Magic Kingdom’s Skipper Canteen was also my first experience with boba balls, which I’m convinced bring out the kid in everyone! The Schweitzer Slush is great on a hot day, and features frozen apple juice and passion fruit, topped with plenty of juicy green apple boba balls bursting (literally) with flavor. While you’re here, make sure you wander around and explore the three fabulously-themed rooms that make up the “tropical headquarters” of the skippers from the Jungle Cruise attraction!
8. Pineapple Dole Whip Float
Is it ice cream? Is it a beverage? Both?! One thing most guests can agree on is that the Pineapple Dole Whip Float is amazing. In fact, it’s one of the most popular treats in Walt Disney World. Whether you choose the Pineapple Dole Whip, Vanilla Dole Whip, or swirl them together, this concoction drenched in pineapple juice just can’t be beat. And, as if you needed another reason to indulge, it’s dairy-free, so vegans, dig in!
Even if you aren’t consuming alcohol, you can still Drink Around the World at Disney’s Epcot! We recommend starting with Kakigori, otherwise known as Japanese shaved ice, at Kabuki Cafe in the Japan pavilion. You can get these delicious concoctions with or without sweet milk topping, and there’s an array of flavors including tangerine, melon, blue raspberry and rainbow.
10. Sea Salt Caramel Hot Cocoa
We couldn’t conclude a list of best non-alcoholic specialty beverages in Walt Disney World without a shout-out to the Sea Salt Caramel Hot Cocoa at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop. It’s always one of our first stops at Disney Springs, and there’s nothing like the sweet, rich, chocolate-y goodness of this heavenly drink. It’s topped with loads of whipped cream, sea salt and caramel, and there’s nothing else like it on property!