The American Adventure Pavilion provides the fewest options for Drinking Around the World Showcase, if you’re looking strictly for alcoholic beverages. This is surprising because you probably expect this to be an excellent spot if you’re enjoying a beer-centric DAWS excursion. However, this is definitely not the case. Don’t expect to get more than mildly nutty at this pavilion.
The best spot to grab an alcoholic beverage is going to be the Fife & Drum Tavern located in the front left of the pavilion, directly behind the American Gardens Theater (it’s a good spot to score a drink while watching a show). The only unique alcoholic beverage that they carry is the Frozen Red Stag Lemonade ($9.00) which is a frozen lemonade made with Jim Beam Bourbon. The frozen beverages are terrific for hot Florida summers, and you have the option to purchase non-alcoholic versions including the Frozen Slushes (Fanta Blue Raspberry or Fanta Strawberry, both $4.25), Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade Slush ($4.25), and the American Dream made with Frozen Strawberry, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Frozen Blue Raspberry Slush ($4.50). The good news is that many of these are listed as snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan.
Beer choices are rather limited considering. You can choose from Bud Light ($6.50), Yuengling ($7.25), and Sam Adams Seasonal ($7.25). The Sam Adams seasonals are your best bet for beer. If you are a wine drinker, just avoid this location all together. The only wine option is Sutter Home for $7.50 a glass. Considering you can buy an entire bottle of Sutter Home for this price at home, save your money and DAWS points and head to another location that has more unique options (Italy anyone?).
When it comes to snacks, you can load up on your DAWS excursion here, though like the drinks none are particularly unique. Grab a turkey leg, popcorn, or a soft pretzel. They have some really cute Fineas & Pherb kids options at the Fife & Drum Tavern right now, including a really cool non-alcoholic beverage called the Doofenslurper made with the blue raspberry topped with a passion fruit sorbet foam served in a beaker. This might actually be the coolest thing served here!
The American Adventure only has one restaurant, and it is a quick service location. Liberty Inn offers mostly hot dogs, burgers, and fries. Try the 1/3 pound Angus Smokehouse Burger ($9.99). It’s served with BBQ pulled pork, fried onion rings and American cheese. If you’re looking for additional alcoholic beverages, you’ll be sorely disappointed. The only options here are Bud Light & Sam Adams beer.
The only other kiosk worth visiting here on your DAWS experience is the Funnel Cake Kiosk. This goes perfectly with a cold beer, and it’s the best thing this pavilion has to offer snack-wise. Get yours plain with powdered sugar ($6.50), add ice cream (+$2.50), or apples (+$2.25) or chocolate sauce (+$1.25). They even have Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cakes ($7.50) which are terrific for the fall or winter season.
Overall, the American Adventure Pavilion is not a great place to score DAWS points on your excursion. However, if you’re stopping in for a show at the American Gardens Theater, it’s the perfect pavilion to grab a beer and a funnel cake while enjoying a show. For die-hard DAWS goers, head to the other pavilions to gain most of your points.
When Sarah isn’t sharing planning tips about the Walt Disney World Resort, you can find her at Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW where she writes dining reviews and shares tips and tricks about dining at Disney with a special diet.