If you’re from the South, you know that there’s a big difference between sweetened tea and “real” sweet tea; and if you have been to Disney World, you also know that it can be quite a challenge to find this Southern staple.
Now for those of you who don’t know, “real” sweet tea is Black Tea that is brewed with sugar while it’s still hot, as opposed to adding the sugar later. This process creates a smooth, blended sweet taste and consistency that can’t even compare to fruit flavored tea or the Gold Peak Tea found throughout the parks and resorts.
But if you’re like me, and sweet tea is your go-to refreshment after spending the day trekking through the parks, I have uncovered a few places at Disney World where you can enjoy a Southern-style Sweet Tea!
Starbucks – Starbucks locations have been opening up all throughout Disney World this past year, beginning with the Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom, then Fountain View at Epcot, followed by two locations at Downtown Disney, and soon, a new location at Hollywood Studios. Now I know that Starbucks is all about coffee; but for me, it’s also a go-to for a sweet tea fix. Each Starbucks at Disney World now serves a Shaken Sweet Tea, which has all the flavor of real, Southern Sweet Tea. Plus, the variety of Starbucks locations means that I can grab a sweet tea almost anywhere at Disney World now with prices ranging from the smallest size at $1.99 to the largest at $3.29. Check out the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Bakery’s menu here!
Trails End – The Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is one of my favorite corners at Disney World; and I always try to stop by the resort’s restaurant, Trails End, at least once during my vacation for the cozy, rustic setting, a home-cooked style meal, and, of course, sweet tea. Trails End is not just one of the only restaurants at Disney World to have real sweet tea, but it goes the extra mile in serving the beverage in old fashioned canning jars! Trails End is a buffet at breakfast at $20 per adult and $11 per child, and then $25 per adult and $14 per child at dinner. However, for lunch, Trails End has been offering an a la carte menu with dishes ranging from $12 to $20 with sweet tea at $2.99.
Trails End To Go – Fort Wilderness’ Trails End Restaurant has a to-go section if you’re looking to bring a meal back to your cabin or are in the mood for something to take with you. I personally like to drop by Trails End To Go to grab a Sweet Tea after spending an afternoon at the Fort Wilderness Resort. It costs about $2.99 and is so nice to sip when I’m ready to cool down or when hopping aboard a boat heading for the Magic Kingdom.
So now you know where you can go to find “real” Sweet Tea at Disney World. Are you a sweet tea fan? Do you know of any places to get a Sweet Tea while at Disney World?