Ice Station Cool By Corey Tucker


There are many eateries that I consider “must do’s” when I head south to visit the world. Among them are the Earl of Sandwich, a Nutella and fruit waffle sandwich from Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, a dole whip at Aloha Isle, Tonga Toast at the Polynesian. But there is one that I enjoy going to and is pretty much free. That’s Club Cool at EPCOT Future World.

Ice Station Cool opened in June of 1998 and was sponsored by Coca-Cola. It was located in the same spot as Club Cool outside of Innoventions. The entry way made to resemble a polar expedition with a big snowmobile outside the entryway. Once inside the exhibit you were greeted with a sign welcoming you to Ice Station Cool. It read:

This is a recreation of the most recent Refreshus Maximus expedition site where we made one of our “coolest” discoveries yet. You’ll discover him just around the corner.

Further ahead, you can also discover some of the exciting flavors Coca-Cola Coolologists have brought back from around the world. Join other Coolologists and explore refreshment culture old and new.

You would then come up upon “Refreshus Maximus” which was a man stuck in the ice reaching for a bottle of Coke. Below him a sign read:

This early human ancestor frozen in his hunt for refreshment was discovered in the sub-arctic. The Coca-Cola coolologists named him “Thirst Man” for obvious reasons. The object found frozen just beyond his grasp leads us to ask: What came first: Man or refreshment?

After departing from the frozen man who only wanted his bottle of Coke you would come into a large room with drink machines and loads of Coca-Cola merchandise. On the wall was a globe showing where Coke products could be found. On the ceiling were flags of several different nations of the drinks that were represented in Ice Station Cool.

Ice Station Cool was closed on June 6, 2005 and re-opened in November of 2005 as Club Cool, which is what we have today.

The flavors represented are:

China – Smart Watermelon

Israel – Kinley Lemon

Thailand – Lynchee Mello

Japan – Vegitabeta

Costa Rica – Fanta Kolita

Germany – Mezzo Mix

Italy – Beverly

Mozambique – Krest Ginger Ale

So tell us in the comments, which is your favorite drink? Mine is Vegitabeta from Japan.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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