REVIEW: 50th Anniversary EARidescent Firefly Mocktail and Smoked Meatloaf from Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World has begun and celebrations are taking place across the resort. Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom after a showing of the new Disney KiteTails, we stopped by Flame Tree Barbecue for dinner to try some of the special offerings.


Smoked Meatloaf Platter – $13.99

Barbecue-glazed House-smoked Meatloaf served with Garlic Bread, French Fries, Baked Beans, and Coleslaw


The only thing that distinguishes this dish as part of the celebrations is the barbecue sauce “50” on the meatloaf.


We were torn on this dish. While it’s a solid quality meatloaf, it’s quite a heavy meal for a hot day in the parks. Nothing too fancy about it, but decent fare all around. The BBQ smoked meatloaf is on the tame side as seasonings go and all of the side dishes are the classic versions found across property. Overall, nothing to write home about, but not too shabby. If you’re looking for decent comfort food, this is a solid option.

EARidescent Firefly with Glow – $8.49

Pineapple Juice, POWERADE® Mountain Berry Blast, topped with a splash of Sprite®, and garnished with Pineapple “Ears” with Glow Cube


This drink is definitely one for pineapple lovers! Although it’s advertised as a mix of Pineapple, Mountain Berry Blast, and Sprite, the pineapple is overpowering. After mixing the drink, we were able to taste tiny hints of the Powerade, but the pineapple was still the predominant flavor. The presentation is adorable, and with so many of the 50th drinks containing alcohol, it was nice to have a non-alcoholic option.

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