Get to Know Your Disney World Hotel Beverage Case

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All the Walt Disney World resort hotels have at least one location with a refrigerator case stocked with beverages. Sometimes this is located in the resort food court, sometimes in the hotel gift shop, and often both.

Animal Kingdom Lodge, Kidani Village gift shop

I recently covered the types of soda you’ll find sold at the Disney hotels (seriously, if you want to know about soda at Disney World, click that link), but there are many other packaged beverage options, both soft drinks and adult beverages with alcohol. The exact mix of beverage choices varies by resort and, of course, can change from time to time. There are, however, some general consistencies such as:

  • Milk (cow’s milk): half gallon jugs of nonfat milk, whole milk, 1% milk, 2% milk; single serving containers of whole milk
  • Milk (flavored): Nesquik strawberry, Nesquik chocolate
  • Milk (plant-based): single-serve containers of almond milk (Silk or Pacific brand), vanilla and chocolate soy milk (Silk or Pearl brand)
  • Water: Dasani in many different size containers, single-serve SmartWater, single-serve carbonated Pellegrino water
  • Coconut water: Zico brand plain and watermelon coconut water
  • Flavored non-juice, non-carbonated drinks: Powerade blue, red, and yellow; Vitamin Water red and orange
  • Iced tea: Gold Peak Sweet Tea, Gold Peak Unsweet Tea, Honest-T Green Tea, Honest-T Pomegranate Blueberry Tea
  • Juice: half gallon carton Minute Maid orange juice; single-serve bottles of Simply Orange OJ, Minute Maid grapefruit juice, Minute Maid apple juice, Minute Maid tomato juice or V-8, Minute Maid cran-apple, Odwalla mango tango, Odwalla blueberry monster
  • Energy drinks: Monster, Monster Ultra
  • Mixers: club soda, ginger ale
  • Wine: Single-serve, lidded glasses of Copa brand Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Mosacato, White Zinfandel; full bottles of white wine, the brands vary by hotel
  • Beer and hard cider: Corona, Coors, Coors Light, Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite, Heineken, Blue Moon, Schofferhofer Grapefruit, Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • Single-serve mixed drinks or similar: Smirnoff Ice, Seagram’s Escape Peach, Seagram’s Escape Wild Berries, Blue Marble Marble-rita, Malibu Pineapple Cocktail, Malibu Pink Lemonade Cocktail, White Claw (several flavors), Kahlua Mudslide, Jose Cuervo Mini Margarita
  • Coffee add-ins: pint cartons of half and half, Coffee Mate creamer

In addition to beverages in the refrigerator case, there are also some non-refrigerated drinks on shelves. There you can typically find bottles of red wine, multi-serving bottles of hard alcohol, and single-serve containers of Gerber baby formula.

If you’re looking for a niche beverage, it could be worth your time to walk over to a nearby sister resort (or have your hotel concierge call the gift shops and food courts of a few nearby hotels) to see if you can find it. For example, during a February 2020 research trip, I found that the beer and bottled mixed drink selections had several differences among the three All-Star resorts and among the two Port Orleans resorts.

And when all else fails, you can arrange a grocery delivery to your hotel via Amazon or a service like Garden Grocer.

The photos below will give you a visual idea of what to expect – all photos taken during February 2020.

Caribbean Beach Resort, Gift Shop
Caribbean Beach Resort, Gift Shop
Riviera Resort, Food Court
Pop Century, Food Court
Pop Century Resort, Food Court
Art of Animation, Food Court
Contemporary Resort, Gift Shop
Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House, Gift Shop
Old Key West, Gift Shop. One of the rare instances of multi-serving containers of soy milk and almond milk.
Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House, Food Court
Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House, Food Court
Coronado Springs, Gift Shop
All-Star Sports, Gift Shop
All-Star Sports, Gift Shop
All-Star Sports, Food Court
All-Star Music, Food Court
Wilderness Lodge, Gift Shop
Wilderness Lodge, Gift Shop
Beach Club, Gift Shop
Beach Club, Gift Shop
Grand Floridian, Gift Shop
Port Orleans French Quarter, Gift Shop
Port Orleans French Quarter, Food Court

Does this help you understand the packaged beverage options at Walt Disney World? Are there beverages you wished they carried, but don’t? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

First published March 2, 2020. Revised May 20, 2021.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

2 thoughts on “Get to Know Your Disney World Hotel Beverage Case

  • March 2, 2020 at 9:40 pm
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    Love that you can just wander into a Disney resort shop and get yourself a pound of butter.

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  • March 3, 2020 at 8:50 am
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    Oh lord- that “impulse-buy” cold beer at the end of a long day at the parks, drunk overlooking the courtyard at Wilderness Lodge. That’s a good ten minutes

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