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Disney Pool Bar Series: Leaping Horse Libations

Leaping Horse Libations

Welcome to Disney’s Boardwalk Inn! We’re here at one of my favorite spots, Leaping Horse Libations, at what I fondly refer to as the “clown pool.” :)

The Clown Pool

The Clown Pool

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is themed after the vintage northeastern boardwalk resorts popular in the early 1900s. “The Clown Pool” is its carnival pool, with Leaping Horse Libations serving as the centerpiece carousel. You can clearly see in the structure that it’s made to represent a carousel, and the “leaping horses” in the name are the carousel horses, of course!

Leaping Horse Libations Carousel

Leaping Horse Libations Carousel

The Counter Seating at Leaping Horse Libations

The Counter Seating at Leaping Horse Libations

While Leaping Horse Libations doesn’t have an extensive grill or food menu like you’d find over at the Yacht and Beach Clubs’ Hurricane Hanna’s, it does have a yummy drink menu, and you can purchase snacks.

Drink Menu

Drink Menu

Non-Alcoholic Drink and Snack menu

Non-Alcoholic Drink and Snack menu

And don’t forget that you’re not far from some delicious dining options on the Boardwalk. Straight from the pool, you can always head over to Kouzzina, Flying Fish, ESPN Club, the Boardwalk Bakery, or just over to the hot dog cart (a chili dog always sounds good to me after a long afternoon in the pool…how about you?).

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4 Comments

  1. [...] AJ at The Disney Food Blog continues her series on Disney pool bars with a look at the Boardwalk Inn’s Leaping Horse Libations. [...]

  2. Susie says:

    I believe the Leaping Horse in the name actually refers to a stunt show that used to be featured in many shore towns of the time period. There would be a show girl on a horse and together they would climb to the top of a sort of diving board. they would then leap off into a pool of water below. Very dangerous and very exhilarating! It was called “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken.” Which would also explain the picture of the girl on the horse that appear to be diving!
    As a young girl of 11 when the movie came out, I found it so exciting and it really touched on the heart of the 1900 Atlantic Coast shore towns!

  3. AJ says:

    Susie, I remember the film “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken.” What a sad movie! :-( I think you’re right that that type of “horse-diving” show is exactly what the name implies. :-)

  4. Jennifer says:

    In the late 1990s, this bar served alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of a drink called the Pink Pony Lemonade. Does anyone remember what was in it?

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