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Help Bring EPCOT’s Maelstrom Margarita Back – Here’s How!

They come and they go! There are many Disney attractions that have ended up in the Disney graveyard. Favorites like The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios closed in August 2017 and was taken over by the new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway which opened in March 2020. Remember Ellen’s Energy Adventure at EPCOT? It too closed in August 2017. Disney is still working to replace that attraction with the new highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction. And yes, Maelstrom was an EPCOT favorite that also made it to the chopping block in October 2014. This former Norway Pavilion attraction was replaced with the Frozen Ever After attraction which opened in June 2016 featuring the popular Frozen characters. Well, did you know one of EPCOT’s most popular lounges paid homage to the former attraction with a special “Maelstrom Margarita”? The ride may be long gone, but you can still help bring the delicious margarita BACK!

The popular La Cava del Tequila located in EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion (neighboring Norway Pavilion) has put out a challenge for all of us margarita lovers. As shared via La Cava del Tequila Instagram: “How bad do you want the #maelstrom #margarita back? 3,000 likes and we will make this happen.”

Credit: La Cava del Tequila Instagram

So, what exactly is the Maelstrom Margarita? The Maelstrom Margarita paid homage to the former attraction in the Norway Pavilion. The margarita packs the punch of Tequila Blanco, Mango Puree, Habanero Peppers, Blueberries, and Basil and is served on the rocks with a Tajin Chili Powder rim for an extra kick! All together into one margarita glass… it’s delicious! At the time of writing this, the Instagram post has 2,071 likes.

Are you ready to help to bring the Maelstrom Margarita back? Like La Cava’s post here. But wait, there’s more news coming out of La Cava! If you’re interested in the stunning beverage above, La Cava has shared a new drink is in the works for the incoming Harmonious nighttime spectacular debuting October 1. Get on over to La Cava’s Instagram to like their Maelstrom Margarita post… then be prepared to also enjoy this new Harmonious beverage soon enough!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and runDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. There isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 18 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family, we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.