Review: Flavor Boosted Beverages at Magic Kingdom’s Columbia Harbour House

We’re back in Liberty Square for a visit to one of our readers’ favorite quick service spots — Columbia Harbour House!

But we’re not back for the tried-and-true items that make this spot a top choice — dishes like the Anchors Aweigh and Lighthouse Sandwiches, Vegetarian Chili, and the beloved Lobster Roll.

In fact, we’re actually here for something you can find pretty much everywhere in Disney World: fountain beverages. Oh, and tea and Slushes.

But Columbia Harbour House is the first counter service location in a park we’ve seen to introduce the chance to spruce up your regular ol’ soda pop with an extra flavor boost. You can add a Monin Premium Flavored Syrup to your drink or slush of choice to the tune of 50 pennies.

The six flavor choices include Blackberry, Mango, Passion Fruit, Peach, Watermelon, and Wildberry for your Slush, iced or hot tea, or fountain drink.

Columbia Harbour House drink menu

Columbia Harbour House drink menu

My customized combos were a Watermelon Sprite and a Wildberry Lemonade Slush.

Watermelon Sprite and Wildberry Lemonade Slush

Watermelon Sprite and Wildberry Lemonade Slush

Your 50 cents will buy you three “pumps” of syrup for your beverage. The Watermelon Sprite was, as expected, a simple melon boost to the regular lemon-lime soda, which worked well.

Watermelon Sprite

Watermelon Sprite

And thanks to the generous amount of syrup, there wasn’t just a hint of watermelon — the flavor was really pronounced.

Watermelon Sprite

Watermelon Sprite

But I especially enjoyed changing up my Lemonade Slush with the Wildberry.

Wildberry Lemonade Slush

Wildberry Lemonade Slush

You can find a variety of ice cold frozen Slushes around Disney World. In fact, Columbia harbor House has its very own Iced Tea Lemonade Slush (which, come to think of it, might be really nice with some Passion Fruit…). But the opportunity to come up with your very own “signature” combo is kind of — pardon the pun — extra cool.

Wildberry Lemonade Slush

Wildberry Lemonade Slush

Life-changing? Nope. But a fun little twist for the heck of it? Sure! Essentially it’s like a little build-your-own Coke Freestyle Machine at the Harbour House ;) . I wonder if this trend will be hitting other Counter Service spots? If you see it around, please give us a shout here!

Will you be sprucing up your soda with an added syrup? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Gigi says

    I’m pretty sure we saw this option at Boardwalk Bakery a couple weeks ago. Love the idea of adding a flavor shot to a slush!

  2. Lee & Robin says

    Looks great! We love Columbia Harbor House. However, if you think that the Vegetarian Chili at CHH is one of the things that make it great, I’d have to say you’ve never had good veggie chili. Or even edible veggie chili. Then again, I’m a chili snob lol.

  3. Essie says

    It’s funny. Before I read your choices I thought to myself, “Hmm, I think a watermelon sprite sounds good!” I’d be glad to try one on a hot day.

  4. elizabeth says

    We order bottles of flavorings and syrups from Monin regularly for our own use and it is a good quality product. The company is located in Florida so it is great Disney is giving a local company their business !!!

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