What’s frozen, made of guava, passion fruit, and orange juices, and is #OnTheList?
Jungle Juice (aka Lilikoi Juice at the Polynesian, aka POG Juice at other spots) has long been a breakfast favorite of mine. And I was over-the-moon excited when I first found it in slushy form a while back at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It’s the perfect refreshing treat as you’re taking in the exotic sights, sounds, and flavors of this special park.
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.
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Disney Food News
Let’s take a look at a few of the big news items this week…
- Sanaa at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World has unveiled a new lunch menu!
- The Garden Grove at the Disney World Swan and Dolphin will offer a Mother’s Day Brunch this year!
- The California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will re-open late summer/early fall 2013 with a new look and a new menu. Here are even more pics from the new California Grill menu!
- Read our FULL review of the Grand Re-opening of Disney’s BoardWalk Bakery!
- L’Artisan des Glaces will open in June as the place to stop in Epcot’s France pavilion for ice cream and sorbet. Find out what flavors will be offered!
- Check out the Jungle Juice at Harambe Popcorn in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World — and the brand new treat that I dreamed up!!
And there’s more! Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including Mother’s Day Dining at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen and the CHOC Walk at Disneyland.
And a huge thanks to Andy Jackson from Eating (and Drinking) Around the World for this FUN find. The DFB Team LOVES this new t-shirt at Disney World!
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On to the Round-Up!
DisneyCaribbeanBeach.com enjoys s’mores on the beach!
Disney Postcards shared this fun 1965 Pepsi commercial from Disneyland. Yep! Pepsi used to sponsor the Golden Horseshoe in Disneyland!
Disney Parks Blog gives delicious ideas for Mother’s Day in Disneyland!
Eating (and Drinking) Around the World noshes around World Showcase at Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival.
Changing Latitudes drinks around World Showcase in Epcot.
Main Street Gazette shares an awesome photo from the 1986 campaign for the cookbook “Cooking with Mickey“!
The Press-Enterprise announces a Mother’s Day brunch with Cinderella at the Disneyland Hotel.
Just outside of Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there is a humble little kiosk called Harambe Popcorn. [Editor’s note: Harambe Popcorn has received a name change since the writing of this post; this kiosk is now named Mahindi.] I estimate that I’ve passed right by it about a million times, give or take ten thousand or so.
The addition of Jungle Juice — that glorious stuff that includes passion fruit, guava, and orange juice into one yummo glass — to the kiosk is relatively new, and I’d been looking forward to getting some here.
But when I finally headed over to get myself a glass a week or so ago, I was pretty intrigued by what I was given.
When the nice cast member handed over a hefty serving, I realized…it was FROZEN!
Well, not completely frozen, but slushy…the texture was a cross between a slush puppie and Disney’s frozen lemonade.
Now, I have no idea if this is what regularly happens here at this kiosk. But I CAN tell you that the Jungle Juice was in one of those frozen drink tumbly things. You know, the ones that look like little washing machines?
So my guess is that they do serve it frozen as a general rule. How about that?! Have you seen frozen jungle juice anywhere else?
And this stuff is ah-mazing! I loved it! I would definitely be in line for more if I didn’t have to eat everything else in the Disney Parks.