We sat down at The Oasis Beach Bar to try one of their cocktails named after the slides at Wet ‘n Wild, the popular water park that closed in 2016. But really, we were there for a tub.
Any of the bar’s non-frozen cocktails can be served in a 32-ounce Bubba Tub, named after another Wet ‘n Wild slide which was open from 1992 to 2014.
We decided to go with the Disco H2O, made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Skittles syrup, lime and soda.
We were disappointed to find out that contrary to the pictures Universal was promoting, the buckets weren’t really themed, with only a sticker to make it special. Still, on opening day, it’s rare to see everything go perfectly.
Our drink also came with a vial of Skittles, adding a pop of color to a muddled, brown drink.
The ever-faithful bucket also comes with a handle to help you carry it around the pool. (Just be very careful when it’s really full. A few sips before moving would probably help reduce spillage.)
As far as taste goes, we noticed that it should be mixed a bit before drinking, as initially, all we tasted was soda water and lime.
Eventually, we got to the Skittles syrup, which definitely enhanced the flavor.
Surprisingly, it has a flavor profile similar to Fruity Pebbles. (And being theme park geeks, it reminded us of The Flintstones and when The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera was at Universal Studios Florida.)
As we continued to drink it, it tasted more and more like Skittles.
Overall, it takes a little work to enjoy it, but once you get into it, this is a pretty refreshing drink worthy of the laid back vibes of the resort.
The tube of Skittles comes sealed, so there’s no worries about them unexpectedly spilling into the drink. It’s a beverage that comes with its own snack!
We also wanted to point out that the Skittles syrup is actually made in-house. Unsurprisingly, it’s made with simple syrup and Skittles, but it does add a nice touch to make this bar a unique offering at the resort.
The Bubba Tub sells for $18.00, regardless of what cocktail you put in it, while the Disco H2O costs $10.00 on its own.
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