Just outside of Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there is a humble little kiosk called Harambe Popcorn. [Editor’s note: Harambe Popcorn has received a name change since the writing of this post; this kiosk is now named Mahindi.] I estimate that I’ve passed right by it about a million times, give or take ten thousand or so.
The addition of Jungle Juice — that glorious stuff that includes passion fruit, guava, and orange juice into one yummo glass — to the kiosk is relatively new, and I’d been looking forward to getting some here.
But when I finally headed over to get myself a glass a week or so ago, I was pretty intrigued by what I was given.
When the nice cast member handed over a hefty serving, I realized…it was FROZEN!
Well, not completely frozen, but slushy…the texture was a cross between a slush puppie and Disney’s frozen lemonade.
Now, I have no idea if this is what regularly happens here at this kiosk. But I CAN tell you that the Jungle Juice was in one of those frozen drink tumbly things. You know, the ones that look like little washing machines?
So my guess is that they do serve it frozen as a general rule. How about that?! Have you seen frozen jungle juice anywhere else?
And this stuff is ah-mazing! I loved it! I would definitely be in line for more if I didn’t have to eat everything else in the Disney Parks.
My Great Idea That You Have To Try: Jungle Juice Float!
So, I downed my frozen jungle juice and continued on my snack trek of Animal Kingdom…stopping next at the ice cream kiosk on the other side of Harambe Bridge. My choice here was a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
As I was indulging, I got thinking. Wouldn’t this be a great addition to that frozen jungle juice?!?
Picture it: grab some ice cream. Get a frozen Jungle Juice. Drop the ice cream into the Jungle Juice. Enjoy.
So, dear readers, now that I’m no longer in Disney World and can’t act upon this awesome idea on my own, I hope that one of you will try it out! If you do, send me a pic and we’ll put your story on the blog!
It could be the next best thing, an Animal Kingdom icon. The Jungle Juice Float! Who’s with me?
Have you experienced frozen Jungle Juice? Why didn’t you tell me? Leave a comment and let us know which way you like it best!