The latest drink waiting to wrap its tentacles around Walt Disney World (WDW) guests is the Squid’s Revenge, a michelada rimmed with blue salt and garnished with a gigantic charred octopus tentacle.
If a Disney trip is in your future, get those cameras ready because it’s totally Instagram-worthy.
A Mexican beverage made with beer, lime, salt, tomato juice and spices, Disney’s colorful and aquatic take on the michelada debuts at Be Our Guest restaurant inside Magic Kingdom Park as part of WDW’s 50th anniversary celebration, which starts October 1 and continues for 18 months.
And the creative sip isn’t just there to squeeze its way into guests' social media feeds: It also pays a watery tribute to Magic Kingdom’s past.
Fio Casteel, a sous chef at Walt Disney World, tells Yahoo Life that the Squid’s Revenge was designed as a nod to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage, a submarine ride through a lagoon filled with sea life and mermaids that opened at Magic Kingdom in 1971 and ran for more than 20 years.
“Where Be Our Guest is now, that’s where the attraction used to be before,” said Casteel. “So [serving this drink there] is a perfect match.”
Casteel shared that in addition to a giant tentacle and blue salt rim, the drink is garnished with olives and cucumber. And, while WDW representatives were unable to reveal pricing for the new beverage, they did confirm it will be priced comparably to other Disney cocktails.
“It’s a party in your mouth,” Casteel said of the drink. “And, it’s picture-perfect. It’s going to be everywhere because it’s amazing looking. The colors are so vibrant. They just pop.”