The Christmas season is our absolute favorite time of the year. Growing up, one of the little things I loved most was getting an Advent calendar and counting down the days until Santa would be coming down the chimney. As I grew older, I had to leave Advent calendars in the rear view mirror,* but I still miss that daily countdown building anticipation to the big day. So, we’re going to start a virtual Advent calendar here at TouringPlans. For 2022, we are going to countdown our favorite drinks at Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort.
Criteria: Drinks can be alcoholic or nonalcoholic. Drinks can come from any venue on the property. Bonus points are awarded for the atmosphere where the drink is served. Any drink with glow cubes is immediately disqualified. Ready? Let’s go!
The Drink – Grown-Ups Lemonade
Location – Woody’s Lunchbox in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Grown-Ups Lemonade -Ingredients: Cherry vodka, Minute Maid premium lemonade, and black cherry purée.
Grown-Ups Lemonade is a straight up E-Ticket name in my book and reminds me of the fun names made for items for Fast Food Blvd. over at Universal’s Springfield USA (including “Mom’s Choice Fruit Cup” and “Heat Lamp Dog.”)
As of this writing, Woody’s Lunch Box is the only restaurant of any kind in Toy Story Land. It still seems impossible to believe Disney built an entire land themed to the mega-popular Toy Story franchise and decided to go without a gift shop and only offering two windows at Woody’s Lunchbox. As you can imagine, Woody’s Lunchbox gets BUSY. The good news is that the menu options are generally pretty solid and more seating is coming in the near future. Also in the future (we are seemingly in year 3 of a possible decade long build) is another restaurant for Toy Story Land called Roundup Rodeo BBQ. When the second restaurant finally opens it will hopefully alleviate at least some of the demand and congestion at Woody’s Lunchbox.
Here are some of the available options at Woody’s Lunchbox.
One of the signature items from Woody’s Lunchbox is their Lunch Box Tarts. There are daily Lunch Box Tarts available including the Raspberry, Chocolate-Hazelnut, and Lemon-Blueberry, but you will often find seasonal varieties available as well.
25 Drinks of Christmas TouringPlans Brought to Me…
- Day 1 – Duck Duck Razz at THE BOATHOUSE
- Day 2 – Grown-Ups Lemonade at Woody’s Lunchbox
See you tomorrow for the next entry into the 25 Drinks of Christmas Countdown, where we are going to head over Oga’s Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. If you had fun, be sure to check out any of our other fun series including Theme Park Hills to Die On, the adventures of David & Derek (theme park’s Goofus & Gallant,) or the famous (infamous?) Theme Park Turkeys of the Year awards. for your listening pleasure, check out the Parkscope Podcast. Your humble author can also be seen producing typos at an inhuman rate on Twitter: @derekburgan
The 25 Drinks of Christmas series couldn’t be done without an All Star team behind us including world class photographers Michael Carelli, Brandon Glover, Scott Sanders, and Hedghehog’s Corner. The drink listing came from a double-secret blue ribbon panel comprised of SAT SIX Fun Squaders including: Megan Stump, Nitro230,The Man Formerly Known as @DrunkAtDisney, Bethany Vinton, Parkscope Joe and Parkscope Nick. As always, Digital Maestro Scott Walker was the cherry on top of the sundae.
*That is an absolutely lie. I still buy an advent calendar every year with chocolates in it, and I also buy an annual box of Christmas Crunch, but we’ll keep that between us.