Fife and Drum Tavern
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Fife and Drum Tavern is located at the front of The American Adventure. Regal Eagle Barbecue now sits behind it. The new major quick service offers a ton of picnic tables or you can take your purchases into Regal Eagle itself for some air-conditioned seating.
Pull up the current Fife and Drum Tavern menu at DisneyWorld.com here.
This is the best place to get many Disney favorites in the World Showcase. That includes the Turkey Leg, Popcorn, and Mickey Pretzel. Disney no longer offers Turkey Legs at their own locations in Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Disney’s Animal Kingdom, so it is indeed a rare opportunity.
“The American Dream” is one of the more refreshing desserts available at Walt Disney World. Nothing says “The American Dream” quite like two flavors of Fanta Icee mixed with vanilla soft serve. You might be surprised by how well the soft serve and slushie mix. At about $6, the cost is the same as most other slushes, floats, or soft serve cones. If you’re looking for something cold and refreshing around The American Adventure, this is definitely on your short list.
The second most important item on the menu is the Red Stag Lemonade. The recipe changed late in 2012 and the portion size is now much larger. The previous Lemonade had less ice and was so strong that it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they received complaints about it. It didn’t quite taste like something I’d make (strong), but it was close. There’s probably a similar amount of bourbon in the new version, but it’s much less offensive because the sheer amount of slush helps dilute the flavor from the Jim Beam bourbon. In fact, there’s only a slight bourbon taste. I highly recommend it, as it’s quite refreshing and will help cool you off in the summer. It’s similar to the French Orange and Lemon Slushes, though probably a little more alcohol-forward.
Much like movie theater popcorn, Disney popcorn is addictive. The Pop Secret brand is extremely salty with that fake butter flavor. With the ability to pick up a refillable bucket, you can do some damage if you’re willing to carry it around and grab a fill-up for about $2 each. That’s less than half the cost of a regular carton.
The Mickey Pretzel is about as creepy as it is soft and satisfying. Being so popular here, the supply is constantly refreshed and you’re virtually guaranteed an oven-fresh pretzel. They’re particularly satisfying when dipped into the accompanying cheese sauce.
Here’s what you can expect from the Fanta Frozen Strawberry Slushie. Full of sugar and served at a freezing temperature, they’ll cool you down about 20 degrees during the heat of the day. They’re basically a 16 ounce Icee for a little more than five dollars.
Fife and Drum offers a couple of domestic beers and often a Festival addition as well. Most guests looking for something other than Bud Light or Yuengling will be best served by going to Block and Hans or the outdoor Regal Eagle Barbecue bar.