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25 Drinks of Christmas – Day Fourteen: Schweitzer Slush at Skipper Canteen

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We’re back with everyone’s favorite theme park advent calendar: a daily countdown of our favorite drinks at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld building anticipation to the Big Day. 

Criteria: Drinks can be alcoholic or nonalcoholic. Drinks can come from any venue on property. Bonus points awarded for atmosphere where the drink is served. Any drink with glow cubes is immediately disqualified. Ready? Let’s go!

DAY FOURTEEN: at Schweitzer Slush Skipper Canteen (Magic Kingdom)

First concocted by the noted explorer and humanitarian, Albert Slush.

Sweitzer Slush at Skipper Canteen. (photo by Brandon Glover)


Fresh off the opening of Thirsty River Bar late last week, Walt Disney World saw a new table service restaurant soft open yesterday with the Jungle Navigation Co LTD Skipper Canteen. The first new table service at the Magic Kingdom since Be Our Guest Restaurant, Skipper Canteen continues the trend of being magnificently themed inside with a ton of references for Disney fans. Skipper Canteen does not feature any alcohol, but it does have two signature drinks, including the one we are going to spotlight today: Schweitzer Slush. Cleverly referencing one of the longtime gags in the Jungle Cruise (Schweitzer Falls), the Schweitzer Slush is visually interesting as it is one of the only drinks featuring boba balls that puts the balls on top of the drink. Most drinks featuring boba balls have them at the bottom, such as Fishy Green Ale in Diagon Alley.

As big fans of good Disney souvenir cups, we recommend getting the Schweitzer Slush served in the great Jungle Skipper Canteen souvenir mug. While not technically a Moscow Mule mug (because – while metal – it is not made out of copper), it has the look and feel of one and includes the Skipper Canteen logo and Adventureland. It’s the little things we love.

Ingredients: Frozen apple juice and passion fruit topping with bursting green apple boba balls.

Schweitzer Slush and #StoryCoasters at Skipper Canteen. (photo by Brandon Glover)
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD. Skipper Canteen. (photo by Brandon Glover)

Punch Line Punch. Ingredients: Tropical Fruit Juices and Mango puree. (photo by Brandon Glover)
Another table service in the Magic Kingdom? Time to celebrate! (photo by Brandon Glover)
Unique seating available at the Skipper Canteen. (photo by Brandon Glover)


S.E.A. Shu Mai appetizer. (photo by Brandon Glover)
Falls Family Falafel. (photo by Brandon Glover)
Char Siu Pork. (photo by Brandon Glover)
Trader Sam’s Head-On Shrimp. (photo by Brandon Glover)
Skip’s Mac and Cheese. (photo by Brandon Glover)
KUNGALOOSH! dessert. (photo by Brandon Glover)
Volcano dessert off kid’s menu. (photo by Brandon Glover)
The best “mule mug” in the theme parks. Huzzah! (photo by Brandon Glover)

Previous Drinks of Christmas:

DAY ONE: Polynesian Pearl at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

DAY TWO: Dufftoberfest at Duff Brewery

DAY THREE: Godiva Chocolate Martini at Mizner’s Lounge

DAY FOUR: Blood Orange Side Car at Swizzle Lounge

DAY FIVE: Imperial Pilsner at Morimoto Asia

DAY SIX: Smoking Gun at Emeril’s Orlando


DAY EIGHT: Bees Knees at The Cowfish

DAY NINE: Cool-headed Monkey at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

DAY TEN: 5 O’Clock Somewhere at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

DAY ELEVEN: Key West Kiss at Shark’s Underwater Grill

DAY TWELVE: LeFou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern

DAY THIRTEEN: Himalayan Ghost at Thirsty River Bar

Interested in theme park drinks? Then do we have a eBook for you! The Walt Disney World Bars and Lounges eGuide by Brian McNichols. Over 250 pages and containing well over 400 photos, this eGuide takes you through EVERY bar and lounge on WDW property (trust me, Brian has the kidneys problems to prove it!) Also included? Recipes for some of your favorite WDW drinks. Ratings, descriptions, and photos for each of the 70+ bars and lounges. Talk about the perfect Christmas present!

Special thanks to crack staff photographer Brandon Glover and Fred Weasley’s widow Megan Stump for their invaluable assistance with this article. Be sure to also check out Brandon on The Park Blogger podcast with co-hosts Aengus Mackenzie and Brian Carey.

You can always find Your Humble Author each week on the SATURDAY SIX, each month with the Disney Outlet Store Photo Report, and on Twitter (@derekburgan) producing original pieces of Burgan Fine Art

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5 thoughts on “25 Drinks of Christmas – Day Fourteen: Schweitzer Slush at Skipper Canteen

  • Oh, wow that does look good. I’m not normally a fan of “specialty” drinks, but this seems pretty basic and is a slush which is a favorite form of mine. lol My next hopeful trip is next year, so Skipper Canteen should be open when I finally make it there.


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