Disneyland has some amazing drinks for the 21 and over crowd! They are fabulous to enjoy whether you are a child-free couple or a couple trying to keep up with the tots you have in tow. We found drinks at the Festival of Holidays, at the Cove Bar, in the back-lot of the Hollywood Studios section of Disney’s California Adventure (DCA), and throughout the Disney resort and their hotels.
Note: Disney does change out their menus often, so these drinks may change over time.
(We enjoy our drinks in moderation and we do not condone underage drinking.)
Festival of Holidays (DCA)
This was our first time experiencing the Festival of Holidays at DCA. Our understanding is that it started in 2016 and they brought it back this year.
Almost every booth has holiday food items and an adult beverage. One of the booths is entirely alcoholic beverages. Here are the ones we were able to try, and let me say we thoroughly enjoyed them!
Our first taste at the Festival of Holidays. The flight comes with three mini drinks and has the following mimosoas:
- White Cranberry: Chandon Brut Sparkling Wine and White Cranberry Juice
- Pear: Chandon Brut Sparkling Wine and Pear Puree
- Blood Orange: Chandon Brut Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Puree
Red Wine Flight
The red wine flight has the following wines:
- Castle Rock Pinot Noir, Reserve, Russian River Valley
- Joel Gott Zinfandel, California
- Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
Holiday Eggnog Cocktail
If you want a stronger drink, and can handle the sweetness, this one might be for you. The drink is a wonderful mixture of eggnog and rum. It comes topped with whipped cream and nutmeg.
Pumpkin Spice Float Cocktail
This tantalizing float comes with cream liqueur, vanilla ice cream and pumpkin seed brittle. This one is perfect if you are looking for a drinkable dessert.
A very festive drink! You can taste the pomegranate and the Chipotle-smoked Sea Salt rim gives it the added extra flare!
My husband loves beer, so this was his go-to drink while I was trying the other cocktails. He isn’t a fan of the rim, though, so this picture doesn’t really do it justice.
The drink comes with Modelo Negra and a Brown Sugar Rim.
Cove Bar (DCA)
We decided to try the Cove Bar the first day of our trip. Unfortunately, it was a very windy day. All the seating is outside, so the staff was serving beverages in plastic cups since broken glass on the patio was not an option. Thus, the drinks do not look as fantastic as they would in the standard glasses.
The Fun Wheel
This drink is on their “secret menu.” Much like Starbucks having a secret menu, this is the same concept. Everyone knows about the drinks but they are not on the main menu.
Hollywood Studios Backlot (DCA)
I admit, we did not actually purchase drinks at the backlot bar. However, we noticed that many of the drinks available at the Festival of Holidays could be purchased back there. If you are more into avoiding crowds, this would be the perfect place to try some of the drinks mentioned in this post.
The Disneyland Hotel has multiple restaurants where you can taste their libations. We made it to the Steakhouse 55 Lounge this trip.
Steakhouse 55 Lounge
We fell in love with this lounge! We enjoyed both the food and the drinks. It is a perfect place to rest after a day at the park. The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful.
Magical Star Cocktail
In all its brilliance, lights, and flavor, this was one of my favorite drinks at the resort.
The drink is made of X-Fusion Organic Mango and Passion Fruit Liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, and pineapple juice. To make it Disney worthy, they place an LED, light-changing ice cube in the drink for flare.
Blood Orange Margarita
A sweet blend of margarita and blood orange. Definitely worth a try.
Trader Sam’s Tiki Bar
Unfortunately, even though we attempted to get a seat here, it is very small. We were bumped by two younger generation gals who came in after us and didn’t think twice about nabbing the seats that had just cleared. It is a very busy bar and appears to be a “grab it or lose it” seating policy. So, we did not get to try the Uh Oa!. It is supposed to be good, though. You can read more about the drink on these blogger’s websites:
Disneyland Resort has numerous options when it comes to drinks. If you want a drink inside one of the parks, DCA is where you will need to go, as Disneyland is pretty much alcohol free (except maybe the Blue Bayou). There are also plenty of options in Downtown Disney as well as within the hotels. Enjoy!