Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary is firmly underway. And it’s been pretty exciting to explore all the eats and drinks they’ve created to mark the celebration.
After spending a whirlwind kickoff weekend at Disneyland earlier this year, I still have stuff to share with you! And here’s the good news — we’ll be celebrating the 60th Anni for a whole year, so you have plenty of time to check these treats out for yourself!
We’ve already reviewed the 60th Anniversary Mickey Mouse Cake Pop. Today, let’s take a closer look at a couple of drinks that mark the celebration — and see what makes them so special.
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Drinks
Every corner of both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure is celebrating the 60th Anniversary milestone. But I always make Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe one of my first stops. I love the pastries here, but today, I’m all about the drinks.
Throughout Disneyland this year, you can get special diamond-shaped glow cubes to liven up your drinks. These are some of my favorite souvenirs because you can take them home and reuse them!
Heather and I decided that we needed to try both special drinks — the Very Berry Diamond Tea and the Frozen Pomegranate Silver Sparkler.
And the best part? We were the FIRST ones to try these during the kickoff — the 24-hour day! Yes, we made the cast members pose for a picture. ;-D You can see it on my instagram.
Let’s take a look at these drinks individually. The tea is served “on the rocks” — over ice. It’s an even combo of tea and berry flavor. I’m not a huge iced tea fan, so the tea flavor was a little overwhelming for me; but it was refreshing.
You can’t really tell it in the bright Cali sunshine, but the Diamond Glow Cube imparts a rosy glow and makes the whole drink light up. It’s very effective, since the liquid isn’t frozen; the light diffuses nicely.
The Frozen Pomegranate Silver Sparkler, while very similar-looking at first glance, is a completely different experience. To begin, this one is frozen. So rather than being served over ice, it’s the consistency of a slushie.
In addition, it comes topped with a substantial head of foam. The sour flavor of the foam is a good counterbalance to the sweet pomegranate.
While the density of both foam and frozen drink render the glow from the Diamond Cube a little less showy, it still looks pretty cool — and a bit otherworldly — peeping out from the surrounding fluff.
Wanna see that diamond up close? Here you go! See the little Mickeys that are imprinted all around the top? And don’t forget that you can set these to several different colors, or to rotate between several.
I liked them both, but I give a slight edge to the Pomegranate Silver Sparkler.
But you won’t go wrong with either one!
Now I’d love to hear your opinion. Which 60th Anniversary Special Drink tempts you? Tell us your preference in comments below!