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Disney World is selling a $6 drink based on one of its most popular places to take a photo — and it's not worth the hype

Disney World is selling a drink based on one of its most popular places to take a photo — and it's not worth the hype

disney world purple wall slushy

  • Disney World is selling a drink based off of its popular purple wall in Magic Kingdom where guests flock to take photos. 
  • It’s called the Purple Wall Slushy and costs $6. 
  • For the hefty price, the presentation is beautiful. It’s perfect for a photo opp.
  • It also draws a lot of attention. People came up to me asking about the beverage and where they could find it.
  • Though refreshing at first, the drink isn’t what I expected at all.
  • Despite the name, it’s not actually a slushy. It’s essentially bubble tea with tapioca boba at the cup’s bottom.
  • The taro tea and bubble combo may be a bit too sweet for some.

One of Disney World’s most popular places to take photos is the purple wall in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland. It’s so popular the park recently released a slushy drink based on the wall

On a recent visit to the parks, I hunted down the Purple Wall Slushy to see if it was worth the hype. 

While it was definitely pretty to look at and made for a really good photo, I was surprised to find that it wasn’t a slushy at all. It’s probably not a treat I’d try again for the price tag. 

Where to get it 

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I was searching for lunch when I stumbled upon the Purple Wall Slushy at Tomorrowland Terrace. The entire park area is decked out in “Incredibles” style right now to celebrate the sequel to the 2004 movie. There’s some themed food and signs everywhere, so you probably wouldn’t think to look for a purple drink amid items like Dash Pizza (it’s just pizza) and an “Incredibles”-themed burger.

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But I saw a photo for this purple piece of paradise and thought I had to try it from the photo alone. 

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The sign didn’t tell me much about the drink. But I figured I like slushies, I like a calm lavender color, and you only live once, so why not? I opened up the Disney World app, tried out the mobile ordering option, and returned to pick up my drink shortly afterward. 

First impression: This is a very pretty drink. 

disney world purple wall slushy

The specialty Disney drink is very picturesque. The light lavender color combined with the whipped cream and matching purple sprinkles will make any Instagram user want to rush off to find the perfect wall or background to capture a photo before the cream begins to sink.

Naturally, that’s what I tried to do. 

Now, I’m not a theme park amateur, but I’m also not the most experienced when it comes to the art of taking the perfect food Instagram. I quickly learned where you should not take photos of the Purple Wall Slushy. 

Do not take your photo inside the Tomorrowland Terrace. As evidenced below, not only does it have poor lighting but it also doesn’t have the purple wall you’re looking for.

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If you want the perfect photo — or one with the purple wall above — you only need to head a few steps over to the drink’s namesake. I also recommend opting for a castle photo.

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What it tastes like — Not a slushy. ☹️

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After all of that, it had to taste amazing, right? 

Well, it tasted pretty good for the first 10 or so sips. But after that? I had enough.

The problem is that Disney markets the drink as a slushy and it’s not that at all. 


The drink is actually just bubble tea and that threw me off a lot. I thought I was getting a slushy. The name of the drink is a “slushy,” which is typically a frozen juice or liquid. The machine in which it’s stored says “gourmet ice.” However, that’s not what you get. 

Instead, the Purple Wall Slushy is a Taro tea with tapioca boba lining the bottom of the cup. If you’re a bubble tea lover, that’s great. But Disney should be marketing this drink as Purple Wall Bubble Tea, not a slushy.

The drink itself isn’t bad, but it gets to be very sweet after drinking about half of it. Usually I only drink water, coffee, green tea, and the occasional unsweetened iced tea. I also have a bit of a sensitive stomach and, though they’re fun to eat, I think the tapioca bits started to bother me after a while.

If you’re a fan of bubble tea then you’ll probably love it, but I had to ditch it after sipping through half of the drink. 

I stuck to water for the rest of the day. 

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