Cool Treats for the hot summer months at Disney! Magic Kingdom and EPCOT Edition

It’s the hottest summer on record and heat indexes have been over a 100 degrees at the Walt Disney World  Resort. There are a few hidden gems to help keep you cool. Here are some of the Mouze Kateerz writers’ favorites. All of the cool treats listed below are on the Disney Dining Plans as a snack credit or FREE!

Magic Kingdom

Dole Whip Soft Serve (Pineapple, vanilla, orange or swirl ice cream): $3.49 each Located at Aloha Isle in Adventure Land

Pineapple Float(Pineapple Dole Whip with pineapple juice): $4.49 each Located at Aloha Isle in Adventure Land

Cold Bottled Water or Coca Cola Product: $2.50 each Located at snack carts & restaurants throughout the park

Coca-Cola or Barq’s Root Beer Float (Served with vanilla Dole Whip): $4.19 each Located at Aloha Isle in Adventure Land

Citrus Swirl (Orange slush with vanilla soft serve ice cream): $3.19 each Located at the Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventure Land

Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar (Mickey shaped vanilla ice cream bar covered in a chocolate shell): $3.09 each Located at snack carts throughout the park

Frozen Lemonade: $4.19 each Located at snack carts throughout the park

EPCOT

Kaki Gori (Shaved ice topped with fruit syrups: choice of strawberry, melon, cherry, mikan- tangerine, or rainbow): $3.50 each Located at Kabuki Cafe in Japan

Cold Bottled Water or Coca Cola Product: $2.50 each Located at snack carts & restaurants throughout the park

Selection of Ice Cream ( Choose from Green Tea and Caramel Ginger ice cream): $2.99 each Located of Joy of Tea in China World Showcase

Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar (Mickey shaped vanilla ice cream bar covered in a chocolate shell): $3.09 each Located at snack carts throughout the park

Club Cool: Free samples of Coca Cola Products. Kids get the best reaction with the drink “Beverly”. Have your camera ready.

All pricing above was updated between May & June 2012.

Please let us know ways that you like to stay cool while your in the Orlando area.

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WDW Adventureland: Why You Need to Give the Disney Tikis a Closer Look

Adventureland, Imagineers, Tiki Room

Adventureland…home of the tropical Tikis

Every photo has a story.

Walking through Adventureland in Walt Disney World , you’re surrounded by plants and trees that make you feel like you’re deep in the jungle. Think about it; you don’t even notice most of the landscaping in Fantasyland, except maybe the elephant topiary by the Dumbo ride.  Here, there is wooden marimba music that evokes a feeling of being in the jungle – music you think you would hear the natives playing in the deep recesses somewhere in Africa or Asia. The Adventureland decorations are designed to complete what you think it would feel like to be immersed in a jungle adventure. Tropical plants, exotic wood, and the iconic tropical tikis… [Read more…]

Mouzin’ Around With the Imagineers in Adventureland

Life is an Adventure.

Every Photo has a story.

I love Adventureland.  The sounds, the smells, the colors, the rich tropical landscaping and the tribal-esque decorations all make me feel as if I’ve stepped into a land half a world away.  I’ll never go to the dark jungles of Africa, I know that with almost certainty, so I have a fine appreciation for being in the jungles of the Magic Kingdom. I love this clean Disney jungle, with water fountains and bathrooms close by, and there’s popcorn and churro stands so I won’t starve.  The natives are playing marimba songs to welcome me, and I’m here to start my jungle adventure.

How do you really define “adventure?”  What would adventure actually look like?  Is it a time, a place, or a feeling?  And whose job was it to determine what adventure would really be at Walt Disney World?  The Disney Imagineers, the design and development team for the Walt Disney Company, were tasked by Walt Disney himself early on to define what exactly adventure would be in the Adventureland section of his California theme park.

When you leave Main Street, U.S.A.  and turn to the left past the Crystal Palace restaurant, you have reached Adventureland.  In The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom, the Imagineers related how they played on several of the images called to mind when you hear the word adventure. “There are the deep, dark jungles of Africa, the islands of the Caribbean Sea, the South Seas tropics, and an Arabian bazaar.  It is a combination of all these locales that creates an overall sense of adventure to serve as a backdrop for the stories we want to tell.”

Picture this…the only three attractions that were operational in Adventureland on Opening Day in 1971 were the Swiss Family Treehouse, The Jungle Cruise, and the Tropical Serenade. I’m glad there’s Pirates now, because what would the deep tropics and the Carribean Sea be without some rogues to keep you company?

Welcome to Adventureland…get ready for your Disney adventure to begin.

Thanks for stopping by for a Disney photographical ride! 

 

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This article was originally published at Meet the Magic on January 5, 2012.