Tambu Lounge at the Polynesian resort serves up several tropical cocktails, and we have long been fans of visiting before a trip to Magic Kingdom, taking a mid-day break, or grabbing a drink to watch Wishes from the resort’s beach. We’re no strangers to the Backscratcher, Blue Hawaii and Tropical Macaw, but one cocktail I’ve recently wanted to try that I surprisingly had not was the Lapu Lapu.
The Lapu Lapu features Myer’s Original Dark Rum and Tropical Fruit Juices served in a fresh pineapple topped with Bacardi 151 Rum. Much like we order our Backscratchers without the actual backscratcher, I really didn’t need the drink to served in the shrink-wrapped pineapple. As fun as it is, I was interested in the cocktail, so I requested a regular glass. But even that regular glass is still fun!
This week on Eating WDW:
Tandoori Portuguese Sausage from Landscape of Flavors
We checked out Car Masters Weekend, especially for the food trucks! We grabbed a Luther burger from Tree House Truck and pork tacos and a Cuban sandwich from Twisted Cuban.
We picked up a box of Mickeyroni & Cheese to sample at home.
We’ve been exploring the new Art of Animation resort, including Landscape of Flavors. We tried some entrees as well as desserts, and checked out The Drop Off pool bar.
Macaroon Cupcake from Landscape of Flavors
And now for your Grand Circle Tour around the Disney Blogosphere!
Chilled Summer Roll at Animal Kingdom
Ryan at Main Street Gazette tries a Chilled Summer Roll at Animal Kingdom.
Disney Hipster Blog‘s Andrew and Adam adorn their fridge with fun photobooth photo strips. What a fun idea!
Susan at Disney Food Report get a gluten-free Royal Treatment at Rose and Crown Pub, EPCOT.
At This Happy Place Blog, Estelle rediscovers a book from her childhood in her post Baby-sitters on Board (& in Disney!).
Kat lets us in on a few specialty drinks from Petals pool bar at Pop Century over at Drinking Disney.
Melissa Sue at Mouse on the Mind chooses Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes over Tonga Toast at Kona Cafe.
At Walt Disney World for Grown Ups, Kristen visits the pool bars of the Grand Floridian. Melissa lets you know where you can find coconuts to mail to your friends and family from WDW.
Scott of Beers and Ears tries out Asahi Super Dry which can be found in Japan at Epcot .
Eating (and Drinking) around the World‘s Andy visits Sundowner Celebration at Animal Kingdom.
Is Wild Africa Trek worth the food alone? Melissa thinks so in her guest review at Everything Walt Disney World!
Rounding out the tour are these posts from Disney Parks Blog:
Posted in Animal Kingdom, California Adventure, Dining, Disneyland, Downtown Disney, Drinks, Epcot, Food, Resorts, Restaurants, Snacks
Tagged Asahi Super Dry, Carthay Circle, Chilled Summer Roll, Coffe Mugs, Ghirardelli Soda Fountain, Gluten-Free, Grand Floridian, Japan, Kona Cafe, Macadami Pineapple Pancakes, Petals Pool Bar, Polynesian, Pop Century, Rose & Crown, Sundowner Celebration, Wild Africa Trek
With most of the parks hitting capacity recently, I decided it would be a great time to explore the resorts. I did a monorail and boat tour (for Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness) to get some photos. One of my stops along the monorail was the Polynesian. I headed downstairs to Capt. Cook’s and spotted a couple “gourmet” cupcakes at $3.99 each. The options were Chocolate-Macadamia Nut and Lemon Ginger. Not being big on sweets, the Lemon Ginger Cupcake sounded appealing; more like a muffin that a cupcake. Since they are packaged in sturdy plastic, the worst that could happen was that I’d bring the remainder home for Matt to try.