UPDATE: As of September 4th, 2021, POG Juice is returning with a new distributor, Nestle, and is expected to return to all Disney World locations that previously served drinks with POG by the end of this week.
Have you had POG juice at Disney World before?
It’s made of Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava juices all mixed together to create a delicious, fruity drink. We usually find POG Juice (sometimes also referred to as Jungle Juice or potentially by other names) in places like Dawa Bar and Tusker House Restaurant in Animal Kingdom and ‘Ohana and Kona Café in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. But lately, we’ve been seeing some things with POG Juice have been changing! And many readers have been reaching out with concerns! So what’s really going on with this delicious drink?
We’ve been checking with various spots all around Disney World to find out what’s going on with POG Juice. Recently, we stopped by some of our favorite spots in Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, and the Polynesian to see if they still have any of this tasty drink available.
At Dawa Bar and Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, POG is typically called “Jungle Juice.” When we stopped by both spots today (August 20th), a Cast Member told us that Jungle Juice was currently unavailable due to a supply issue. They mentioned that they’re not sure if or when it will return to these spots.
This is a big change from back in mid-June where we got POG Juice with our breakfast at Tusker House. And it’s a big change even from more recently. As recently as this past Wednesday, we stopped by Dawa Bar and they still had POG Juice available. But, now it seems things have changed.
Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, we stopped by the newly reopened Boma. There, the Cast Member told us that they did NOT have POG Juice available. Based on our understanding, Disney typically obtains POG Juice from a supplier, and it seems there have been some issues in obtaining it recently.
Next, We stopped by The Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge. They also did NOT have POG/Jungle Juice. The Cast Member there said that they may have it when the hotel fully reopens next week.
This is truly an interesting situation because just yesterday (August 19th), we had stopped by Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in search of POG Juice. At that resort, we were able to actually able to grab a cocktail from Barefoot Pool Bar that contains POG Juice — the Niue Rita. The drink is made with Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila with Cointreau and lime, orange, guava, and passionfruit. The Cast Member there said that Barefoot still had POG Juice available and was able to utilize it in making this cocktail.
Based on our conversations with Cast Members at the Polynesian as recently as yesterday (August 19th), Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, Tambu Lounge, and ‘Ohana, all still had POG juice available, but note that it may ONLY be available as part of a cocktail. When we went to Tambu Lounge, the Cast Member there specifically told us it could not be purchased on its own — it had to be part of a cocktail drink.
Also, at Kona Café, non-alcoholic POG was still listed on the menu, called Liliko’i Juice. However, a Cast Member told us it was unavailable at that time.
We’ve also seen POG juice as part of the Pioneer Mimosa at Trail’s End Restaurant at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, which we had recently when we ate there in July. It’s still listed on the Trail’s End menu for now, but we spoke to a Cast Member told us they do not have it and it has been discontinued.
We also visited Topolino’s Terrace to check on the POG situation since it used to be on the menu. The manager explained that demand was super low for the POG juice during Disney World’s closures, so it began to phase out when Disney wasn’t buying it. So it is no longer on the menu here for now!
The Shimmering Sips booth at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival also offers a mimosa with POG juice, but it looks like it will stick around for a while. The Cast Member at the booth told us they were stocked up, and that they expect to have it for a while!
In general, it seems things are in flux with POG Juice around Disney World. Some Cast Members have told us there are supply issues and it may not be available for a while, but a few places were still serving it recently though it may only be part of a cocktail. So, if you’re heading to Disney World soon keep in mind that some spots that typically serve up POG/Jungle Juice might have this drink available while others may not.
Craving some POG Juice right now? No worries! You can make it on your own this recipe!
We’ll keep you updated with any more info we get on this mysterious situation, so keep following DFB.