Happy 2016!! What better way to celebrate than with a bunch of rum in a pineapple!?
The Lapu Lapu may not rank quite as high on the list as the Jumbo Turkey Leg or Dole Whip as far as iconic Disney World indulgences go. Nope — this gem is for the kids in the know, and once YOU know about it, you may just want to put it #OnTheList!
The Lapu Lapu isn’t the only specialty beverage you’ll find at Tambu Lounge. The Backscratcher, Tropical Macaw, and Island Sunset are all perfectly good tropical drinks unique to Tambu Lounge and befitting their Polynesian setting. However, the Lapu Lapu is the only drink served at Tambu Lounge — and, indeed, ALL of Disney World — IN A PINEAPPLE.
A blend of Myer’s Original Dark Rum and tropical fruit juices fill the hollow pineapple shell, and it’s all topped off with… wait for it… MORE RUM! Bacardi 151 Rum, to be precise.
Rum-topped-rum in a pineapple. Sometimes you’ll even get it with one of those teeny-tiny umbrellas and a couple of cherries for good measure. If this doesn’t scream, “VACATION”… well, then I don’t know what does.
It does it so well, in fact, that the Lapu Lapu is an integral part of my First Day Tradition for my Disney World vacations.
Oh! And if a member of your group isn’t of rum-topped-rum age yet, or if alcohol isn’t your thing right now, you can ask for a just-juice version. ‘Cuz that’s the thing with the Lapu Lapu… once other people lay their eyes on it, they get jelly and want one of their very own. Be sure to tell them to put it #OnTheList!
Is the Lapu Lapu #OnTheList for you? Please let us know with a comment!