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August 20, 2017

REVIEW: Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs


I've visited the Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs a handful of times since it opened just over a year ago (on July 2, 2016, to be precise). I've gone to gawk at the treasure trove of Coca-Cola merchandise sprawled across two floors in the shop - clothing, accessories, home decor, kitchenwares, polar bear gear - and, speaking of polar bears... I may have popped in just for photo shoots a couple times with a furry friend who resides on the second floor - don't judge.



It took me long enough, but I finally made my way to the third floor recently to check out the open-air rooftop bar. This time around, I had one very specific mission in mind... I had set my sights on a Combo Tray. The Combo Tray offers 16 assorted sparkling and still beverages from around the world, along with eight floats, for a grand total of three full trays - priced at $15.00.

Of course, if you're not feeling particularly gluttonous, you don't necessarily have to go whole hog. I'll admit that I did not realize just what I was getting into with my order! I was expecting little shot glasses similar to the self-serve cups you find at Epcot's Club Cool. Not quite the case, and this was reiterated by the number of people who stopped to ask me what I had ordered. My suggestion... if you're going to place this order, make sure that your friends or family are willing to chip in and help with conquering it. I was in this as a solo mission. Ambitious, and perhaps a bit foolish, but I was eager to try! Let's take a peek at what I got myself into...


Take note - this is only TWO of the trays! Stay tuned for the floats...


In my twenties, I went to parties that looked something like this - but not quite as colorful, or as sweet. (Which reminds me - the rooftop bar does have alcohol-infused beverage options on the menu as well!) On a hot day, you'll be racing against the sun to down these drinks before they lose their cool... especially the floats, which contain a scoop of vanilla ice cream in each cup. Though the bar is open-air, there is a roof with fans hanging from it, but don't kid yourself - this will do little to preserve your beverages at the peak of summertime. 


But I digress... let's get back to those drinks! The Combo Tray merges the International Tray (separately priced at $8.50) and the Float Tray (separately priced at $10.00). The two trays that make up the International Tray feature sixteen beverages. Each cup is placed on a numbered space that coordinates with a tiny "menu", explaining what each drink is and where it is from. 

The International Tray includes the following: 

  • Stoney Tangawizi (Tanzania)
  • Fanta Exotic Fruit Punch (Uganda)
  • Bon Bon Anglais (Madagascar)
  • Sunfill Mint (Djibouti)
  • Minute Maid Joy Apple (Korea)
  • Fanta Apple Kiwi (Thailand)
  • Smart Watermelon (China)
  • Thums Up (India)
  • The Beverly (Italy)... yes, THAT Beverly!
  • Aquarius Libre (Spain)
  • Bonaqua Fruits Apple Pear (Germany)
  • Lift Manzana (Chile)
  • Fanta Kolita (Costa Rica)
  • Inca Cola (Peru)
  • Delaware Punch (Honduras)

The Float Tray features the standard flavors like Coca-Cola Float and Barq's Root Beer Float, as well as some creative tastes, such as Sprite Float, Fanta Grape Float, Cherry Coke Float, Barq’s Red Creme Float, Fanta Orange Float, and Pibb Xtra Float. Surprisingly enough, even the flavors that sound questionable really are good! It was hard to decide on a favorite float, but I'd probably narrow it down to Fanta Grape or Cherry Coke.

The Coca-Cola Store is a lot like Club Cool maximized - but it's got its own special flair that makes it worthy of a visit. In addition to the expanded merchandise and absolutely rockin' views, you'll enjoy a larger variety of International beverages and even more drink options beyond that. Aside from the trays, you can choose from cocktails, mocktails, juices, smoothies, Icees, and the Freestyle experience - which  includes five free refills within an hour of purchase from 100+ beverage options.

This is the third Coca-Cola Store in the United States (along with Las Vegas and Atlanta). For more information, visit  https://www.disneysprings.com/shops/coca-cola-store/.