Just off of Hollywood Boulevard at Disney's Hollywood Studios is Peevy's Polar Pipeline. This is a very small, pretty indiscrete beverage booth serving fun mix and match frozen beverages, for both kids AND adults. Like I mentioned in our last blog post about cocktails at Animal Kingdom, this trip was brutally hot, so frozen drinks didn't sound all that bad. So I figured it was time to FINALLY TRY PEEVY'S.
The "Peevy" of "Peevy's" is the airplane mechanic from the 1991 film The Rocketeer, played by the always charming Alan Arkin. Since the film came out just as this park was finding its groove, and the themes matched perfectly, they promoted it here pretty extensively. (for the record, I LOVE The Rocketeer.) What does Peevy has to do with boozy frozen drinks? I have no idea...but whatever.
Like I said, this is very small walk up booth. Theming is restricted to a couple of random gas tanks and a very loose vaguely steam punk motif. It really could be much more extensive, and since its so little I doubt it would cost all that much. Its not as if they're doing anything major at this park right now...
You can find an assortment of snacks and beverages here, but the real reason to stop by Peevy's is the fun frozen drinks. There are usually six bases to choose from: Coca-Cola, Blue Raspberry, Raspberry Lemonade, Lemonade, Wild Cherry, Strawberry. HOWEVER, your options are not complete until you mix in a little booze. Either Bacardi Silver Rum, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, or Three Olives Cherry Vodka will complete your order. Fun, right?
I went with frozen Coca Cola and cherry vodka. The taste was that of frozen cherry coke, which is obviously quite delicious, and definitely did the job on such a hot day. However, my problem with frozen drinks is HOW LITTLE you actually get. I mean, its mostly air when you think about it. This is why 7-11 has ENOURMOUS Slurpee cups. Were I to let this frozen goodness melt down to a liquid, I doubt it would be more than a few ounces. At $10.99 I'm not entirely won over by Peevy's.