Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday's Tip: Water from a Soda Gun

image from foodservicewarehouse.com
I've shared in the past how you can get free water in all of the parks.  Just head to a counter service restaurant and ask for a cup of water.  They'll gladly hand it over to you... but sometimes it tastes like "Florida Water."  You know what I mean!  Florida water has higher levels of sulfur than the water I'm used to drinking at home.  Even if I add flavor packets to the "Florida water," it still tastes funky to me!

But, I learned something new on my last trip!  We were there in the middle of July AND I was 32 weeks pregnant with "Big E!"  I was very thirsty and didn't want to drink bottled water that costs half of my paycheck.  While we were in Epcot touring the World Showcase, I asked the bartender in the Mexico Pavilion for a cup of water.  I was so thirsty at the time, I was willing to drink the "Florida water!"  But, to my surprise, this water didn't taste sulfury at all!  The only difference was it came out of a soda gun rather than a soda fountain or a water faucet.  I thought it was a fluke at first.  But, we continued to ask for cups of water at the bars around the World Showcase.  None of them had a sulfur taste!  But, the soda fountain water did.  Interesting!
delicious water from Rose and Crown Pub in the UK Pavilion
So, if you want free water that doesn't taste weird, try asking for water from a bar that serves it out of a soda gun rather than a water fountain!


  1. I'll add to the confusion here. Not all counter service has the sulfur taste either. Casey's Corner - sulfur. Auntie Gravitie's (tomorrowland) - no sulfur. Same goes for even the water fountain. I know that the fountain next to Tower of Terror tastes just fine. So I have just started mapping out the good water.

  2. Interesting! Looks like we need to go down for an experiment so we can map it all out correctly!! ;)