Polar Bears? Disney Springs? You might be wondering where the connection is, since most people think of Arctic climates (and not Central Florida, where February saw plenty of 80 degree days) when they envision these marine mammals. While it’s true that actual polar bears tend to live in colder weather, at Disney Springs, guests have the opportunity to meet one very special polar bear – The Coca-Cola Polar Bear!
This meet and greet experience debuted in October and has delighted countless guests over the last few months. If you haven’t had a chance to hug this loveable icon, make plans to meet him during your next visit to The Coca-Cola Store, located in the new Town Center neighborhood of Disney Springs. If you happen to fall in love with this cuddly cutie, there’s plenty of polar bear-themed merchandise to help you mark the memory.
The experience takes place on the second level of the store and is complimentary. My favorite itinerary? A meet and greet session with the seven-foot polar bear (cute selfie included, of course!) followed by a mini-shopping spree and a round of Coke floats on the roof.
National Polar Bear Day takes place on February 27th annually, but you can meet the Coca-Cola Polar bear 365 days a year from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily.
If you’ve posed with this popular polar bear, share your photos with us via Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #DisneySprings for your chance to be featured on our social media handles.