Review: Cretaceous Cooler at Restaurantosaurus in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Picture it: it’s a hot day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

(OK, that’s not the case right this minute, but LOTS of the time it’s a hot day in Animal Kingdom. ;-D) You need a beverage. Preferably one that is cold, sweet, and good for 5 o’clock somewhere. Even better if it has a groovy name.

We got your back. The Cretaceous Cooler found at the crowd-pleasing Restaurantosaurus may just check all of those boxes for you.

Aside from serving up consistently good Disney Counter Service classics like Chicken Nuggets and Bacon Cheeseburgers, Restaurantosaurus is also funky, fun, and kitschy enough to fit right in with its kitsch-central home, DinoLand U.S.A. (We say this with nothin’ but love.)

Restaurantosaurus

Restaurantosaurus

The paleontology students who — as the story goes — are responsible for the humorous décor all over the restaurant must’ve also felt the need for a cool drink to kick back with after a long week of study (well, those 21-and-over, that is).

So even though Chicken Nuggets are always a good excuse to stop into this place, we love that they’ve got their own signature cocktail to try as well. The Cretaceous Cooler features Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Midori, and pineapple juice.

Restaurantosaurus Cretaceous Cooler

Restaurantosaurus Cretaceous Cooler

The Midori gives it that vivid hue that’s actually a great fit for the quirky locale.

Like most quick service cocktails at the Parks, this one definitely errs on the side of sweet. But we were happy to discover a tart hint that worked really well and helped to make it more of a refresher.

Restaurantosaurus Cretaceous Cooler

Restaurantosaurus Cretaceous Cooler

If you’re looking for a strong drink, this will also fit the bill. The pre-mixed cocktails are often surprisingly potent, so consider yourself warned (or goaded ;) ).

Restaurantosaurus Cretaceous Cooler

Restaurantosaurus Cretaceous Cooler

At $9.75, the Cretaceous Cooler is priced on par with other Disney in-park cocktails, and pairs quite well with a plate of Chicken Breast Nuggets or, you know, a walk amongst kaleidoscope-hued dinosaurs. And while you may not be enjoying the refined atmosphere of, say, Nomad Lounge for this particular punch, we think Restaurantosaurs carries a charm all its own, and remains well worth a visit.

Do you prefer to sip your Disney cocktails in the A/C or on-the-go? Let us know! 

Comments

  1. Rebecca B says

    I tried this for the first time when I was there in January. It was surprisingly good. my husband and I had ordered it with the idea we would split it, but we both liked it so much, we kind of wished we’d each gotten one. However, as you mentioned, it was strong enough that we decided to just stick with one. I definitely agree with your recommendation!

  2. Sarah says

    Just in case anyone wants to know where to find it outside of AK – Jellyrolls on the Boardwalk serves the exact same drink, but they call it a “Leg spreader.”

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