Recently, we rode Na’vi River Journey and found that the Shaman of Songs animatronic was missing. Now, we’re heading around Animal Kingdom to check out what else is new around the park.
Not too long ago, we investigated a major Disney World mystery: where had all the POG juice gone? Drinks with POG, which stands for Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava, had been disappearing all over Disney World, with restaurants uncertain when they’d have this delicious elixir again.
Today, we have some good news about the mysterious disappearance of POG juice!
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?
Restaurant reopenings are so exciting — we’re so happy to see some of our favorites finally returning after being closed for over a year!
Recently, we’ve had a chance to eat at several newly-reopened locations, including dinner at Chef Mickey’s and Cape May Cafe! But today, we went ALL out and had both breakfast AND lunch at the newly-reopened Tusker House Restaurant, because that’s just the way we roll (also, we are SO full).
Not to long ago, we told you guys about Kona Island Brewing Co’s Spiked Seltzer featuring one of Disney World’s most iconic beverages, POG JUICE!
For those of you who haven’t discovered this mystical elixir of the tiki gods, its a tropical mix of passion fruit, orange, and guava juices that we ADORE and sometimes it goes by other names such as Jungle Juice or Liliko’ i Juice, as well!
One of our favorite Disney World beverages is the delicious and refreshing POG Juice found around Disney World. It goes by many names (Jungle Juice, Liliko’i Juice, and more!), but it’s made with a mixture of passion fruit, orange, and guava juices we just love.
We’ve seen spiked versions at locations around Disney World including the Ngumu Jungle Juice at Dawa Bar in Animal Kingdom, and the POG Wine Slushie at Kona Cafe in the Polynesian Resort. With the current closure of Disney World, we’ve been missing our fix — so we were SO EXCITED when we learned that we could snag a POG beverage to enjoy at home!
Hey, all you POG-aholics! If you can’t get enough of the tasty passion fruit, orange, and guava juice concoction that can be found at places like ‘Ohana and Tusker House… You may be happy to know that we just discovered a new tasty incarnation of this glass of liquid sunshine!
Get ready to meet POG juice’s slightly more sophisticated, (but just as yummy!) cousin, the Frozen POG Wine Slushie!
The Rivers of Light Dessert Party is a new offering in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
Dessert Parties such as the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party and the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Parties offer guests the chance to enjoy a dessert buffet before taking in a park’s nighttime spectacular in a reserved viewing area.
Rivers of Light is Animal Kingdom’s nighttime spectacular, and while Rivers of Light Dining Packages have been available for some time now (which pairs a meal at a select Table Service restaurant with reserved seating), the Dessert Party is new to the scene! The experience starts with checking at the Rivers of Light Viewing Area directly across from the Expedition Everest attraction. (Your arrival time is set with your reservation — an hour and 15 minutes before the evening’s showtime.) [Read more…]
So, if you pull up a bar stool at the Dawa Bar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom (as you should), and you order a new Ngumu specialty cocktail, can you guess what you’ll receive?
You’ll be getting JUNGLE JUICE, spiked with Meyer’s Dark Rum: it’s the new Ngumu Jungle Juice!
Now, you may know Jungle Juice — served around Animal Kingdom and also Animal Kingdom Lodge in spots like Boma — by one or more of its other names. It’s know as Moonshine for breakfast at Trail’s End, and Liliko’i Juice at ‘Ohana’s Best Friend’s Breakfast and Kona Cafe. Of course, it’s also known as POG Juice at those locations, which stand for the ingredients used in the drink no matter the name: Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava juices! [Read more…]
Boy, do I have a fun list for you today!
We’re taking on a few Must-Eat Snacks at The Mara in Animal Kingdom Lodge! This counter service restaurant serves up several classic dishes as you might expect (like Chicken Breast Nuggets and Burgers). But in keeping with the wonderfully immersive theming of the Lodge, you’ll also find unique African-inspired dishes like the tasty African Potjie Stew and Soups of the Day (I love it when the Coconut Curry Chicken Soup comes up on the rotation!).
Even in addition to some of those items, though, there are still a few nearly-unique-to-Mara finds (you’ll see what I mean by that soon) that aren’t necessarily African-inspired, but equally as tasty. And those land on our Mara Must-Eat Snacks list! Plus, they are all available for a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan!
So let’s start with with a VERY special item that just made its Mara debut!
Frozen Jungle Juice
Oh, joy!! We feared we’d lost the Jungle Juice Slushy for good when it disappeared from the menu at Animal Kingdom’s Mahindi, but a few weeks ago it made a surprise return. Better yet, it’s now available in TWO spots, since it’s at The Mara now, too!
Even though it’s called the Jungle Juice Frozen Beverage, it’s still that same awesome mix of Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava juices that is also known as POG Juice or Liliko’i Juice for breakfast in the Polynesian’s ‘Ohana and Kona Cafe.