The ULTIMATE Alcoholic Beverage at Walt Disney World

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Whoever said that Disney World is just for kids needs to go back to Disney World.

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Unless you are someone who hates stories, incredible theming, immersive rides, thrilling attractions, Broadway-level performances, fireworks, mouth-watering food, and the ability to feel an overwhelming sense of magic, Disney World is for you, no matter what age you are.

The new Magic Kingdom Central Plaza area between Main Street, U.S.A. and Cinderella Castle is now open to guests. The new landscaping is the first milestone of a multi-phase project that features sculpted gardens, charming fountains and winding pathways. This area is designed to be reminiscent of castle gardens and offers extraordinary viewing locations for parades and fireworks. Magic Kingdom is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
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And if the fantastic theme parks don’t have you convinced, what if we told you that their alcoholic beverages are some of the best you will ever taste? As long as you are 21 years of age, the world is your oyster (literally, you can drink around the world at EPCOT). The vast amount of alcoholic beverages that are not only available but incredibly unique and handcrafted is immense that you will surely have a tough time deciding.

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Aside from Magic Kingdom — EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs all sell alcoholic beverages that you can sip on throughout the Park. At Magic Kingdom, the only way to have an alcoholic drink is inside a table service restaurant.

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With so many options to pick from, you may be wondering where to start. EPCOT is often the fan-favorite when it comes to eating and drinking at Disney World, as the World Showcase offers an insane variety for Guests to choose from. I personally enjoy EPCOT’s offerings as well, as they are often themed to the country you are in, and at times you may be trying a drink that you wouldn’t typically pick up at a bar.

Japanese pavilion at Epcot
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Although there are many delicious options, if I were to recommend one drink to you on your next Walt Disney World vacation, it is the Violet Sake in Japan. Served at the Garden House, the drink is a stunning purple color which is great for Instagram and comes topped with a sliced lemon. The drink tastes like a sweet juice and compliments the sake perfectly. I am someone who believes that if you drink something, you should not have the look of disgust on your face, and the Violet Sake will definitely not do that. The drink comes in at $9.00, which is actually much cheaper than many other drinks at Walt Disney World Resort.

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I have never met anyone who doesn’t like the drink, so please note it is highly regarded if you choose to give it a shot. That being said, nothing is for everyone, so there is a chance you will not enjoy it. Luckily, I have been able to get samples at Garden House before, so if you ask the Cast Members for a small sample, they may be able to let you try it before purchasing.

Have you ever had the Violet Sake in Japan at EPCOT? What is your favorite Walt Disney World drink?

Editors Note: This article does not reflect the opinion of all at Inside the Magic.

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