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Review: Blue Raspberry Slush at Pinocchio Village Haus in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

For all the attention that the extremely well-themed dining spots in New Fantasyland receive, Pinocchio Village Haus in Magic Kingdom’s original Fantasyland is certainly not short of its own charms.

There are even a few special surprises to know about if you pop in here for lunch or a snack! We’ll tell you about those later!

But even if you don’t intend to partake in one of the flatbreads – this spot’s main entrée – it’s worth a stop to at least pop in and take a look at some of the artwork that covers the walls, especially for fans of classic Disney animation.

A similar Pinocchio restaurant is included in several of the Disney parks around the world, and all of them feature incredible themeing like this!

Geppetto Mural

Geppetto Mural

"Give a little whistle"

“Give a little whistle”

One small touch that I appreciate at Pinocchio’s is how characters from the film are often incorporated into a few of the offerings; in particular, it’s the slushes as of late.

Previously home to Pinocchio’s Punch and Jiminy Cricket’s Slush, the menu currently features Lemonade Slush, “a favorite of Pinocchio’s,” and Blue Raspberry Slush, “a favorite of the Blue Fairy.” (By the way, it’s not designated on the menu, but these slushes are good for a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan.)

 

Lemonade and Blue Raspberry Slush

Lemonade and Blue Raspberry Slush

Being nothing if not a complete sucker for stuff like this, I placed my order for the Blue Fairy’s favorite, the Blue Raspberry Slush! And, WOW… is this thing ever BLUE! It is every bit as blue as Jiminy Cricket’s Slush was so very, VERY green.

Blue Raspberry Slush

Blue Raspberry Slush

You’ll find a frozen Blue Raspberry beverage over at The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland, as well as a few other spots all over the Parks (think Drinkwallah in Animal Kingdom, or Peevy’s Polar Pipeline in Hollywood Studios). However, their hue is closer to an icee-style slush that you may be familiar with, like this…

Blue Raspberry Frozen Beverage at The Lunching Pad

Blue Raspberry Frozen Beverage at The Lunching Pad

The Blue Fairy’s Slush is a decidedly bold and nearly cobalt blue, and it comes topped with whipped cream drizzled with raspberry syrup. It’s actually sort of pretty if you can get past the un-naturalness of the whole thing ;) .

Blue Raspberry Slush

Blue Raspberry Slush

Whipped cream and raspberry drizzle

Whipped cream and raspberry drizzle

The flavor of the raspberry drizzle is a lighter flavor much like blue cotton candy. Once you get beyond the whipped cream, though, there is not one thing subtle about this beverage: the flavor is very intense, very sweet, and very… well, BLUE ;) . If you need something for a sweet tooth, this’ll do it… times two or three!

For little ones who love the look of it, this might be one to share – the serving is pretty large. And be warned: the evidence that you’ve consumed something blue is going to stick with you for a while ;) — you may want to grab a glass of water to go with it.

While it’s still a little bit difficult to imagine the Blue Fairy slurping away at a Blue Raspberry Slush, it’s nice to see this overlooked character get a nod. My favorite tribute to her, though, remains on the wall for everyone to enjoy

Blue Fairy Mural

Blue Fairy Mural

Thanks, Blue Fairy :) .

Now remember when we said we had a few surprises for you? When you’re headed to get a seat to enjoy your goodies, either choose to grab a spot next to the giant picture window so you can wave goodbye to your fellow park-goers heading out on the Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed over at it’s a small world; or head up the stairs to the balcony — a hidden spot with outdoor seating that only the most dedicated Disney food fans know about!

And if the Blue Fairy is your favorite, too, be sure to ask a cast member where you can write your very own wishes in the Blue Fairy’s wish book!

Enjoy!

Would you like to try the Blue Fairy’s favorite Slush? Please let us know with a comment!

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7 Comments

  1. Steph G says:

    Wish they’d bring back the Figaro fries!

  2. Karen says:

    Looks Yummy! When we get these types of drinks for the kids we split one. Just ask the CM to split it into 2 cups! Sometimes you end up with a bit more since they fill one cup halfway than the other!!

  3. Rebecca says:

    We tried the Blue Raspberry Slush and the Lemonaide Slush last weekend and I have to say I’ll sit with the Dole Whip. At $4.99 plus tax it was exceedingly syrupy, gave us tummy aches.

  4. kay says:

    This looks like… it’s radioactive. I’m not sure I could get past the artificial dye, but this post was amusing.

  5. Mike Venere says:

    I see that you write that it is a snack option, but can it be a dessert option with a meal?
    Or even qualify for a drink option?

    The once had the shakes here at the Haus that did qualify for the dessert part of a dining plan meal.

  6. Wendy says:

    Steph – I know what you mean… the Village Haus recently reopened after a refurbishment and I was secretly hoping those would make it back to the menu once they reopened.

    Karen – Smart idea! This drink gets especially rich with the whipped cream on top, too, so it’s a great one to share…

    Rebecca – the Dole Whip remains my favorite frozen snack, too. Nothing beats it on a hot day!

    Kay – Ha! I was surprised by the sight of it, too…

    Mike – I’m not 100% sure, but I do believe they can qualify as a dessert on the dining plan (not sure about them counting for a beverage with the meal). I’ll be returning to MK in the not-too-distant future and will see what I can find out. :)

  7. Kelly says:

    Anyone know if the upstairs deck has been open recently? On my last trip to MK in April I was very disappointed to find it closed to guests. That is one of my favorite spots in all of WDW.

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