Epcot’s Club Cool is to HOT to pass up
If you have ever been walking though Epcot on your way around the World Showcase and as you walked by or even stopped in Innoventions you probably noticed this sign above right next to the Character Meet & Greet. No its not some special Disney Club like Club 33. I believe it is one of the most overlooked FREE things you can sample at the Walt Disney World Resort. Also we like to play a fun game each time we stop by, you will have to keep reading to hear more about it..Come along for our tour..
Upon walking in you are greeted to an eye full of Coca Cola Products, now I may offend some people in this next statement so if you are a huge Coca Cola person skip to the next paragraph. I am a Pepsi person. There I said it..Whew. My wife is the Coke person while I drink more Mtn Dew when I do have pop so i guess that makes me a Pepsi fan. While there is no regular Coke to sample for free I still love this place none the less. Now back to the review
Inside Club Cool it is usually pretty busy. Fortunately there are enough Coke Stations throughout the area for your drinking pleasure. So walk up to an non busy one and grab a Coke cup or shot glass.
Here is where the fun begins. I like to go through and sample each one separately. There are ones your gonna like and then ones that are going to taste quite interesting. Mind you at this point you have spent nothing and as far as the Cast Members care you can drink till you are full. Here is a breakdown of the flavors
Smart Watermelon – China
The Chinese name for watermelon, his-kua [pronounced she-gua] means melon from the west, which introduced it to china nearly 1200 years ago. Today, the Chinese produce 40% of the world’s watermelon crop and consume millions of watermelons each summer.
Kinley Lemon – Israel
Invading Mongols were probably the first to introduce lemonade to the Middle East. Historical records from the 12th century reveal that a drink made of lemons, water and honey was popular among Genghis Khan’s thirsty warriors.
Lychee Mello – Thailand
This unique beverage is very popular in its home country of Thailand. It contains the essence of lychee, a very sweet and juicy grape-like fruit.
Vegitabeta – Japan
The Japanese have long recognized the importance of beverages for both nutrition and health benefits. In modern Japan, this interest in healthy consumption finds its ultimate expression in “health” vending machines that dispense vitamin drinks like Vegitabeta.
Fanta Kolita – Costa Rica
The sweet quality of this fruity flavor from Costa Rica makes it very popular with children of all ages.
Mezzo Mix – Germany
The best known German beverage is beer. Germans often mix their beer with other beverages to weaken the alcohol content and enhance the flavor. Mixing flavors has also become popular in non-alcoholic beverages like Mezzo Mix.
Beverly – Italy
Drinking an aperitif before dinner to stimulate the appetite is a traditional part of Italian refreshment culture. Beverly, with its bitter flavor, is a popular non-alcoholic aperitif.
What I like to do after a quick round of all the drinks is I will play a drinking game and start mixing them. A shot of Costa Rica with a splash of Mexico. Some Italy with a little China.. The combination are endless and it’s a lot of fun!
*Warning some of the flavors mixed can be quite gross!
When I was little my friends and I used to make a drink of a little bit of everything at the pop machines they were called suicides. While it is impossible to do here cause I don’t think the Cast Members would like you to whip out your travel mug and start mixing, mixing a few flavors together is just plain fun.
Take as long as you like after you have had your fill be sure to stop and grab yourself a Coke Product to go. I like to get a water to flush out all that pop I just drank otherwise I feel bloated throughout my walk around the World Showcase.
Club Cool is one Hot spot that you’ll want to make it a point to visit in Epcot. Be sure to try the mix and match game or just sample and see what flavor you like the best. On a hot day this is a perfect place to stop. They keep it pretty cold inside and it’s a great way to get out of the hot Florida sun and the free drinks is pretty cool too.
Flavor breakdowns from allears.net website
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