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25 Drinks of Christmas – Day 22 – CLASSIC MILKSHAKE at Shakes Malt Shoppe

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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 – Classic Milk Shake
Location – Shakes Malt Shoppe at Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Shakes Malt Shoppe.

CLASSIC SHAKE – Ingredients: Choice of vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry ice cream, whipped cream, and a cherry.

We already mentioned in our look at Swizzle Rum Punch that Cabana Bay is HANDS DOWN our favorite “value resort” in all of Orlando, and this past week it got even better with the opening of Shakes Malt Shoppe.

With the retro-theming of Cabana Bay, we went with a strawberry Classic Shake (also available in vanilla and chocolate.)

Classic Strawberry Shake. (photo by Hedgehogs Corner)

Not only are milkshakes available, but ice cream floats and smoothies!

Shakes Malt Shoppe. (photo by Hedgehogs Corner)
Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana. (photo by Hedgehogs Corner)
Branded cups. Pinch me, I’m dreaming.

Shakes is located in the same area as Bayliner Diner, on the opposite end of the seating area.

Shakes Malt Shoppe signage. (photo by Hedgehogs Corner)
Shakes Malt Shoppe. (photo by Hedgehogs Corner)
Ice cream options. (photo by Hedgehogs Corner)
Ice cream options. (photo by Hedgehogs Corner)

Cones and sundaes are also available.

Shakes Malt Shoppe.

Look at this murder’s row of toppings.

Shakes also has many grab & go items, including donuts, muffins, assorted pastries, fruit, chips, and various drinks.

Shakes Malt Shoppe. (photo by Hedgehogs Corner)
Shakes Malt Shoppe. (photo by Hedgehogs Corner)

I didn’t think it was possible, but somehow Cabana Bay got even better. Universal Creative may be replacing Santa himself on my personal Nice List.

25 Drinks of Christmas TouringPlans Brought to Me…

See you tomorrow for the next entry into the 25 Drinks of Christmas Countdown, where we are going to head across the street from Cabana over to Aventura Hotel. 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 absolute 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.

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