Before our last family trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, I’d been lurking on every imaginable Disney-related blog, Facebook page, and forum I could find. Two words kept appearing over and over: Lefou’s Brew.
By the name of it, I assumed it was an alcoholic beverage. This was before I learned that you cannot purchase alcohol at quick service locations around Magic Kingdom (as it turns out, you can only purchase alcohol during dinner hours at Be Our Guest). Once I realized this cult favorite, Lefou’s Brew, was for thirsty guests of all ages, I looked into it more and found a description something along these lines:
Sold! Sign me up!
Fast forward to the day of our arrival – we checked in at Pop Century, rode the bus to Magic Kingdom, and as the sun was beating down in the early afternoon, nothing sounded better than a cool, refreshing treat. We made a beeline through the castle and over to Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland. You can order your Brew in a disposable cup or 1 of 2 souvenir cups. A gold, plastic Belle goblet or a brown (also plastic) Gaston stein. We opted for one of each souvenir cup.
The drinks were even more delicious than described and we slurped them down as quick as humanly possible without giving ourselves brain freeze. We visited Magic Kingdom 3 times during that trip, and each time, we ordered more Lefou’s Brews. That hint of toasted marshmallow and passion-fruit mango foam is nothing short of …well, magical!
The kids loved them. The grown ups loved them. We were clinking our plastic cups all the way around the table. We didn’t try any food at Gaston’s Tavern last time but that’s on our to-do list for the next visit. The tavern is intricately themed and you truly feel as if you’ve stepped into a scene from Beauty and the Beast.
Do yourself a favor the next time you’re at the Magic Kingdom and enjoy this fruity, refreshing, frozen beverage. If you already have, what did you think?
Candice was raised in east Tennessee. While in college, her best friend dragged her to a Walt Disney World College Program recruiting session at the University of Tennessee and the rest is Disney history. In the Fall of 1999, Candice became a quick service food hostess for Sunset Ranch Market and Fantasmic at Disney-MGM Studios – or what is now known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While soaking up her time as a cast member, she met Ryan, a neighbor and a fellow college programmer who worked as a custodial host at Epcot. Four years later, Candice moved to the Midwest and married that boy from across the hall. They now live in Greenwood, Indiana with their two little boys. The Disney-loving foursome took their first family trip to The Happiest Place on Earth in 2013 and Candice is eagerly planning their return. Candice also works full-time at a community mental health center and enjoys taking photographs and blogging at Mommy in the Midwest.