REVIEW: New 50th Anniversary Shimmer Over the Moon and Magical Beacon Cocktail at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is celebrating Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary with several special drinks and treats. Two 50th anniversary cocktails are available at Sunshine Day Bar on Sunset Boulevard.


We tried the bar’s Sweet Poison cocktail this summer. The Shimmer Over the Moon is also available at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge, Oasis Canteen, and Animation Bar. The Magical Beacon Cocktail is available at select table-service restaurants, lounges, and pool bars throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

Magical Beacon Cocktail – $17

Gin, blue curaçao, Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, orgeat (almond) syrup, lemon, hibiscus grenadine, and a souvenir glow cube


This cocktail is named for the Beacons of Magic that each park icon will turn into at night. It tastes like a refreshing lemonade with syrup.


There’s no notable gin taste. So how much you like this may vary depending on how much you like to taste the alcohol in your drinks.

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Shimmer over the Moon – $14

Ole Smokey apple pie moonshine, amaretto, falernum, pineapple juice, and club soda served with a souvenir glow cube


This is like an apple pie in a cup, which is to say we only tasted the apple pie moonshine. There was no taste of pineapple or club soda.


There was a shimmering cinnamon and sugar rim, which was a nice touch, but it was only on a quarter of the cup.

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