There’s a new souvenir cup at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and it’s something you just gotta see…
Actually, scratch that – this is something you just gotta hear, because this drink tumbler is MUSICAL!!
Found at various locations in Animal Kingdom, the Musical Tumbler is, first of all, eye-catching. These pictures show the mug at various angles so you can see every “side” of it.
The animals found all over the tumbler bring to mind the park’s icon, the Tree of Life.
But what makes this tumbler truly awesome is the handle. As the sign notes (pun alert!), the handle is an “Ocarina” (a wind flute).
You can see the holes in the handle, as well as the smaller hole in the mouthpiece that you blow into to create the sounds.
But wait — there’s more! The tumbler comes with instructions on how to play two Disney songs: “It’s a Small World,” and the Lion King’s “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”!
Here’s the thing… I immediately thought, “Wow, that’s cool.” And I definitely thought it looked great. But I assumed it would sound like one of those plastic flutes for kids. You know, like those toddler toys that come all in primary colors and when the kid starts to play it – bless their heart – it sounds like the world is coming to an end.
Then the guy next to me bought one. Now, I have no idea whether he was some sort of musical genius with an extensive history with woodwind instruments, but I was pretty impressed with what I heard. This thing actually sounds good.
What you get in your tumbler depends on where you make your purchase. At Harambe Popcorn, for instance, it’s filled with the Jungle Juice Slushie. I also saw it at Upcountry Beverages, where it’s filled with the Shangri-La Berry Cooler.
At Upcountry, there’s an additional tumbler for purchase: the Mask Tumbler. At $14.95, the Mask Tumbler is more expensive than the Musical Tumbler. That’s because it comes with your choice of Kali River Mango, Maharaja Lime, or Bali Hai Strawberry Margarita (or you can get all three available with the Triple Yeti Blast).
While it’s not musical, the level of detail on this tumbler – as with the musical one – is pretty fantastic. Here’s a look at all sides of it.
By the way, you can still purchase any of these beverages at their regular prices without the tumblers. That’s what I did with my Triple Yeti Blast. And now I’m sitting at my computer wondering why I’m drinking my water from a plain old cup that’s not also a FLUTE.
What do you think of the Musical and Mask Tumblers? Please let us know with a comment!