is one of those Disney spots.
Yep — it’s a hideaway…that only the cool kids know about.
True, I love Disney Bars and Lounges. A lot. They’re some of my favorite spots on property, and they’re awesome for some many reasons. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax after a long day, meeting friends, or even grabbing a bite to eat without an Advance Dining Reservation.
Well, Belle Vue is a bit different than some of my other favorites, like Territory Lounge or Tambu Lounge. Belle Vue doesn’t serve food, except at breakfast, when they offer light continental options, coffee, and a few other beverages.
And if you happen to encounter a helpful bartender (and the long-time bartender here is always helpful), you may be able to enjoy a Belle Vue classic.
The Shadow at Belle Vue Lounge
You’ll mostly find the Standard Disney Bar Menu here. It’s a little sad…because this place could be even more awesome with an inspired drink menu. But there is one bright spot. And oddly, it’s called The Shadow. 🙂
This drink is Belle Vue’s claim to fame, even though it’s not officially on the menu anymore.
A mixture of Chambord, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Vanilla Vodka, and Heavy Cream, it’s as much dessert as it is a cocktail.
It’s not really my kind of drink. I don’t usually go in for sweet and creamy in the cocktail department. But I can see the appeal.
And honestly, it is just fun to take part in what has become a classic at this long-time favorite lounge.
So if Disney food and drink history is your thing, and you like a decadent nightcap, drop by Belle Vue for The Shadow the next time you get the chance.
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