Since Disney World’s reopening, we’ve started to see more of our favorite food and drink locations (like the Flavors from Fire booth at the Taste of EPCOT Food and Wine Festival) opening back up at Disney World.
And now we can add one more location to the list — the Uzima Springs Pool Bar at Jambo House at Animal Kingdom Lodge.
The Uzima Springs Pool Bar is an African oasis, and the bar itself even has a thatched roof! The bar is known for its African beers, South African wines, and specialty cocktails.
The pool bar reopened on Labor Day, but it’s only open on weekends, Friday through Sunday. As you can see, tables are spread out, and there are markers on the ground for social distancing.
So what did we do? WE HAD A DRINK, THAT’S WHAT WE DID! We decided to have one of our favorites, the African Sunset, which is Mango Rum, African Starr Rum, and mango and strawberry puree. The $15 drink was so vibrant and colorful!
It’s a lot prettier than the last time we tried it! And instead of a strawberry garnish, it now has a pineapple section on it! It’s still delicious and super fruity, like a fresh fruit smoothie. And although it’s overwhelmingly not strong, we still definitely tasted the rum. The mango and strawberry really blend well together. Because uhhh when do they not?
A Cast Member also told us you can request a virgin version of the drink for kids, too! They ring it up as a virgin strawberry daiquiri, so you have to make sure to ask for strawberry and mango to get the same flavors as the African Sunset.
Considering that everything else that serves food and drinks at Jambo House is still closed, it’s about the only place to really get anything to eat or drink from Friday-Sunday.
Jambo!! UZIMA SPRINGS POOL BAR IS OPEN!! pic.twitter.com/6ccJdDmzVF
— AJ Wolfe (@DisneyFoodBlog) September 18, 2020
Also, don’t forget that if you have a craving for Zebra Domes, an Animal Kingdom Lodge dessert staple, you can run over to Kidani to find those! But for now, at least we can grab a drink and a snack at Jambo House on weekends!
We’ll keep an eye out for other bar and restaurant reopenings at Disney World. We’ll let you know what we find!
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Have you had a drink at Uzima Springs Pool Bar? Let us know in the comments!