Boozy Push Pops Are Our New Favorite Disney Springs Grown-Up Treat

Amy Pilkington 6 Feb 2019

Disney resorts may seem like kids' stuff, but where there are kids, there are parents. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that adults outnumber kids two-to-one on any given day. So of course the resort restaurants would want to cater to that large audience.

This is especially true as the Millennial generation becomes parents.

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If you're a Millennial, you were likely the perfect age to grow up during what's considered the Disney Renaissance era, which spans from The Little Mermaid's release in 1989 through to the end of 1999.

Pew Research Center recently released their generational guidelines, confirming that Millennials are those born between 1981-1996.

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With Millennials all over 21 now, it's no wonder that Disney decided to loosen the rules in their resorts and parks.

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In 2018, they even ended the no-alcohol policy in the Magic Kingdom, where it hadn't been allowed since the park opened in 1971.

While alcohol was allowed in other parks and resorts, the Magic Kingdom change marks a turning point.

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Of course, Disney parks are famous for their food.

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Whether it's their Mickey-shaped waffles and pretzels, their regular treats, or the special creations for events like Halloween, Disney has always gone above and beyond your standard fairground food.

I mean, there's nothing wrong with a funnel cake (or three...) but Disney food is extra special.

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Not only do the food and drinks taste incredible, but they look incredible too.

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It's actually pretty genius on a marketing level. Disney and the restaurants within the parks just need to make sure their offerings look great on social media. Then everyone will share with their friends. It's free marketing!

So it's no surprise that outside brands are happy to partner with those same restaurants.

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One of my recent favorites is Buzz Pop Cocktails, now available at Disney Springs.

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Specifically, you can find them at the Paddlefish restaurant.

They come in 10 flavors, from Moscow mule and White Russian to mango passionfruit and grasshopper sorbet. Personally, I am dying to try the blueberry pomegranate flavor.

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On the scale of Disney park treats, these boozy pops are on the low end.

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They are fat-free, vegan, and contain fewer than 100 calories, though at $12-14 each, they aren't a cheap option. They have a similar buzz to a standard cocktail, with 15% ABV.

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Of course, it's important to drink responsibly.

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It can be harder to keep track of your consumption when the booze is in a dessert or frozen treat. It barely feels like drinking.

Maybe the price tag is a good thing, then, since you'll be less likely to go through the Buzz Pops the same way I do a cheap box of Freezies.

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It's even more important to be careful if you're enjoying the resort with kiddies.

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Everyone is different, of course, but I can barely trust myself to keep track of my dogs after a single glass of wine, and that's in my own house.

Then again, I also get motion sick just looking at a rollercoaster, so theme park booze might just be beyond me.

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The blueberry pomegranate sounds so good, though...

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Clearly, I just need to have a Buzz Pop Cocktail after stuffing myself full of Mickey Mouse waffles... and churos... and funnel cakes... If I'm totally honest, I mostly go to theme parks for the food. Don't you?

Which flavor do you want to try the most?

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