Disney's Animal Kingdom is one of the best parks to wander and enjoy the scenery with a cold beer - which you'll need because this is one hot park. With so many nooks, crannys, hidden paths and more to explore, you'll run out of time before you run out of entertainment.

*While there are two full-service bars in Animal Kingdon (Dawa Bar and Yak & Yeti), the Pour Quality will also apply to mixed slushes, margaritas, etc.

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Saturday
Apr162011

Rainforest Cafe

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Right outside the entrance gates to Animal Kingdom you'll find a Rainforest Cafe restaurant. There is also a Rainforest Cafe at Downtown Disney in the Marketplace section. This post will cover both since offerings are the same. Look out, we've heard it's "A Wild Place to Shop & Eat". Between the yelling monkeys and the thunderstorms, this is a very unique yet loud place to stop for a bite or a drink.

Souvenir Drinks

Firefly Pomegranate Tea - Firefly Sweet Tea vodka with pomegranate schnapps, fresh squeezed lemon juice and brewed iced tea.

Firefly Sweet Tea - Firefly Sweet Tea vodka with fresh squeezed lemon juice and brewed iced tea.

Firefly Peach Tea - Firefly Sweet Tea vodka with a touch of peach schnapps, fresh squeezed lemon juice and brewed iced tea.

Pink Parrot Lemonade - Skyy Infusions Citrus vodka, with X-Rated Fusion liqueur, pomegranate syrup, sweet & sour and topped with Sprite.

Tropical Toucan - Malibu Coconut rum and 99 Bananas liqueur mixed with orange and pineapple juices and a splash of grenadine served over ice.

Monkey Business - You'll go crazy over this drink! A mango daiquiri with Bacardi light rum and wild berry flavors.

Panama Punch - A cool drink with Bacardi 151, Myers's Original Dark rum, peach schnapps and 99 Bananas liqueur. Accented with creme de cassis and orange & pineapple juices.

Caribbean Cooler - Bacardi Light rum mixed with banana, strawberry and mango flavors.

Rainbow Colada - A chilling combination of Captain Morgan Original Spiced rum, strawberries and bananas, pina colada mix and pineapple juice blended together.

Island Daiquiri - Bacardi light rum with a choice of strawberry, pina colada, mango, raspberry, wildberry or banan flavors.

Mongoose Mai Tai - Snakes beware! This version of the famous Mai Tai attacks with Malibu Coconut rum, and Myers's Original Dark rum, creme de almond, orange and pineapple juices.

Green Python - Putting the squeeze on you, this one constricts with Skyy Citrus vodka, Midori Melon liqueur, Malibu Coconut rum, 99 Bananas liqueur, sweet & sour and pineapple juice.

Cheetah Rita - Our premium margarita mixed up "fast & furiously" with Jose Cuervo Gold tequila, Patron Citronge and lime juice.

Beer
Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite, LandShark Lager, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Corona, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Stella Artois, Heineken, Guinness

Pour Quality
 
Just Ok

Food
 
They've got a little bit of everything here to satisy everyone, from burgers to salads to steaks. Our long-time favorite is Bamba's Bar-B-Que Wrap. If it's too long of a wait to get a table, you can order food at the bar as well.

Atmosphere
 
A crazy mad-house of a rainforest - but in a fun way. Monkeys, elephants, live aquariums and more all in a lush tropical environment. Not a place to have a conversation, just have fun with the experience. Given the rather dark environment of the restaurant, our camera just can't do it justice, so we won't be including any interior shots at this time. To learn more about the restaurant and view the full menu, visit RainforestCafe.com.

Review
 
They have a decent list of some unique and refreshing cocktails here. They are slightly more expensive than your typical specialty drink inside a theme park. If the drink says it comes in a souvenir glass, ask for it without and you'll save yourself a couple bucks. It is a full-service bar, so you can order nearly any drink of your liking.

Firefly Pomegranate Tea (left) is a great twist on a southern favorite. If it wasn't for the elephant roaring, you could picture yourself sipping it on a porch in the summer. Nevertheless, this slightly sweet, thirst-quenching drink does just that - almost too well because it's gone before you know it. And at around $10 a pop, it's hard to justify getting more than one. A worthy splurge for one.

Pink Parrot Lemonade (right) is a similarly refreshing cocktail for a hot Florida afternoon with flavors of orange, mango and passion fruit topped off with lemonade. Again, recommended for a splurge.

If you are more of a fan of sour, melon & banana flavored drinks, try the Green Python. A refreshing, citrusy-sour punch that wakes up your tastebuds. But don't worry, it's not so sour that it's undrinkable.