Friday Happy Hour: Lava Flow at the Barefoot Pool Bar at Polynesian Village Resort

Well, wouldn’t you know it?

Right after I visited the Polynesian Village Resort’s Barefoot Pool Bar when it reopened along with the refurbished Lava Pool and I reported that the specialty drink menu hadn’t changed…

It changed.

Well, that’s not entirely true :). Everything you could previously purchase at the Barefoot Pool Bar is still available (that means the pool bar standards like the Captain’s Mai Tai and Banana Cabana). In fact, they’re all still prominently listed on the main menu.

Barefoot Pool Bar

Barefoot Pool Bar

Barefoot Pool Bar menu

Barefoot Pool Bar menu

But, lo and behold…. just days after my visit, I heard about some all-new (and if I understand correctly, mostly exclusive) drinks at the Barefoot Pool Bar!

You can spot the descriptions on a stand-up sign, and fans of the Polynesian will get a kick out of reading the well-themed drink names as much as the descriptions with titles like the Pago Pago Pain Killer, Niue Rita, Lava Flow, Tonga Tea, and Samoa Sunrise. Just click on the image below to enlarge and read the item descriptions. I love that the Samoa Sunrise features POG Juice!

Specialty Drink Menu

Specialty Drink Menu

I didn’t see this menu at all on my previous visit, but whether that’s because they were not being served yet since the pool bar had just reopened or I’d missed the roving sign, I’m honestly not sure.

Ah, well… it’s here now, and so are we! So, let’s have a drink, shall we? We’ll go with [Read more…]

News! Updated Disney Bar and Lounge Menu: New Drinks and Review

We all remember when, a couple of years back, Disney instituted a standard bar and lounge menu for most of the Disney-run restaurants and lounges in Disney World and Disneyland.

Standard Disney Bar Menu at Territory Lounge

While some unique options do still exist at some watering holes — our favorites being these Top 10 Disney World Bars and Lounges — what’s in this little standard menu is pretty much what you’ll have to choose from at several of Disney’s dining establishments.

Recently, several of the options were overhauled or replaced, and we’ve got the updated Disney Bar and Lounge Menu in full for you here, including beers and wines.

But I thought it would be helpful to show you a few of the newer pages from the book so that you can get an idea of what’s now available.

New Additions to the Menu

The updated standard Disney Bar and Lounge Menu starts out strong. I like the throwback to some classic drinks

Truffle Olive Martini and Rye Manhattan

…and Disney’s getting fancy with this Godiva flight!

Sweet Drinks and Flights

I personally enjoyed this new Pimm’s Punch addition, though I got very different versions the two times I ordered it! The first was fruity, but the second had a [Read more…]