DrinkWallah is a rather discrete beverage and snack stand along the water in Asia. Though its offerings are meager (coke products, chips, and fruit…) the theming is no less spectacular than what you would expect at Animal Kingdom.
The theme here is decidedly ramshackle and run down…much like the rest of Asia. I mean this in the best possible way. The signs are rusted and worn down, and the pan-Asian knick knacks are placed in perfect disarray. Even the use of Coca-Cola paraphernalia throughout lends an air of authenticity. Though I usually don't enjoy sponsors littering their logo everywhere, here it just works. Drinkwallah reappropriates the corporate symbol as folk art. Very cool.
The garden sits directly on the water, and though it only has a few tables, is worth visiting for the view alone. Along the shore you can get a closer look of the little trade boat. (I've always called this a "chinese junk" but I think I'm using that incorrectly. If someone knows what kind of boat this is…please write in.) The detail of the boat is amazing…and I love that it appears to be trading pumpkins, among other things.
view of the Discovery Island bridge from the lower garden...
This just goes to show, that no matter how big a space is it can really pack a thematic punch. The small space adds so much aesthetic value to Asia, regardless of how popular it is. Its these nooks and crannies that really make the park special, and Drinkwallah (and its lower garden…) are among the best.