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Review: Yak Attack at Quality Beverages in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you’re in need of serious refreshment pre- or post-Maharajah Jungle Trek, then I have the perfect adult beverage for you!

It’s one of our Top 10 Frozen Drinks in Disney World, so you know it’s gotta be good!

Maharajah Jungle Trek Sign

Hang a right at Anandapur Local Food Cafes (Yak and Yeti’s counter service spot), and you’ll find Quality Beverages.

Quality Beverages Serving Window

Through the little walk-up window, you see walls that are “antiqued” to give them character. Since this is basically a beverage stop, most of the counter space inside is taken up with frozen drink machines and beer taps. There are a few chips and snacks that are displayed, too.

Inside Quality Beverages

I can’t resist pictures of beer taps, guys. I know there’s nothing super special here, but the Safari Amber giraffe always makes me smile, as does the Kirin Ichiban samurai guy.

Quality Beverages Beer Taps

The menu is decidedly drink-heavy. But, after all, this is Quality Beverages, right?

There are a couple of entrees and chips available if you’re hungry and you don’t want to visit a separate window for dining. You can see our review of the Asian Chicken sandwich here.

Quality Beverages Menu -- Click to Enlarge

Once you receive your selections, you can have a seat under this adjacent covered pavilion. I was visiting at lunch time, so it was a little busy.

Covered Seating Pavilion Adjacent to Quality Beverages

Yak Attack

But I was here for the drinks, kids! And I planned to sip and stroll. I’ve had some pretty good margaritas in Animal Kingdom, like the Triple Yeti Blast and the Maharaja Margarita, so I was definitely ready to try the Yak Attack! (You can also find the Yak Attack at the Yak and Yeti table service restaurant. But it’s nice to know that you can get it to go when the mood strikes.)

The first thing that I must say about this drink is that it’s completely gorgeous. No, seriously. People were stopping me to ask where it came from.

Yak Attack -- Up Close

You can see that it’s mostly a mango daiquiri, with a bit of wildberry floated on top for contrast.

Yak Attack

And don’t forget the cherry! Ah, how I love garnishes. :-)

Yak Attack -- Side View

As for the taste — it was incredible. It’s a little on the sweet side, but it was so good I couldn’t stop drinking. Mango always reminds me of an exotic peach, and that’s exactly how I’d describe this drink — like a peach frozen drink on steroids.

Interestingly, I didn’t taste much rum, and mistakenly thought there wasn’t much alcohol in the drink. That is, until I stood up! It packed a bit of a wallop, so I would recommend that you enjoy your Yak Attack with a bite to eat!

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8 Comments

  1. Alicia says:

    I had one at Yak and Yeti table service. It was very strong. I went over to DinoLand after and the area was making my head spin so I had to leave. Went back to my room and had a rum nap. It was very delicious and worth it!

    My Yak Attack is pictured on the right. My son had his own specialty drink, I wish I could remember the cute name it had.
    http://s18.photobucket.com/user/fizbobunny/media/yakattack2012_zps27e89a26.jpg.html

  2. Cindi says:

    I had the same experience with this little beverage. It was delicious and the texture of an Icee but the power of a Yak. It did attack and we had to leave the park and go back to the room so I could lay down. Eating did not help me. Next time I will share as this is just too much for me.

  3. Alan says:

    You’ve got to love this drink! First you get a brain freeze and then you fall asleep. There’s nothing like rum in the jungles of Asia.

  4. Ashley says:

    Love the photo of the gurus over the paper towel dispenser. Very authentic!

  5. This looks and sounds heavenly. I must try it on our next WDW trip.

  6. Nate G. says:

    Can you take this into the Jungle Trek? That would be nice. :)

  7. AJ says:

    Nate G. — Ha ha, I don’t think so, but that WOULD be nice!

  8. NancyB says:

    One of my all time favorites! And a review on my birthday!!

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