So, you are going to be in Walt Disney World® Resort for St. Patrick’s Day, no problem. We have some ideas mapped out for you to slap on your green gear and have some fun, Irish style!
The Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival
The ever-popular Irish restaurant and bar in Disney Springs pulls out all the stops for this holiday. The celebration starts at noon on Friday, the 16th and goes through Sunday the 18th. A troupe of Irish Dancers, an immense amount of Irish food, an enormous range of craft beers and cocktails, a dedicated Irish store, face painting and much more are in store for party goers. A $10 cover charge will be will apply to each guest 18 and over on March 17 only.
The entertainers are subject to change but currently slated to be;
• Young Dubliners
• Elevation (a U2 tribute band)
• The Maguires
• The Byrne Brothers
• Reel Republic
• The Raglan Road Irish Dancers
• The Raglan Roots Coalition (House Band)
• Out the Gap (House Band)
Cookes of Dublin at Disney Springs
Adjacent to Raglan Road is the counter-service Cooke’s of Dublin. If you are looking for some quick Irish fare to work into your day of shopping and experiencing all Disney Springs has to offer, stop here where you can get “The Original One & One” , fish & chips fried to perfection. Or try Beef & Lamb Pie.
The Daily Poutine in Disney Springs
For a unique twist on Irish food, check out the Daily Poutine’s Irish Stout Poutine.
Rose and Crown in Epcot’s World Showcase-United Kingdom Pavilion
Rose and Crown pours some of the freshest Guinness in the U.S., shipped directly from a brewery in Dublin every day of the week. On St. Patty’s Day, Rose & Crown Pub adds a special shamrock twist to its most famous beer. The Guinness is served using the traditional “double-pour” system and every pint has a shamrock outlined in the foam. Looking for something else? You can try some of the pub blends such as the Half & Half (Harp Irish Lager and Guinness) or the Golden Fox (Boddington’s and Bass Ale). You can order food from a limited menu in the pub area, or get a table in the dining room for such favorite dishes as fish and chips or bangers and mash.
Quick tips for packing for the holiday and photo ops.
You can get cute Shamrock necklaces at places like Target. Grab a fun shirt while there to wear in the parks. A quick search on Amazon came with some cute options. One is below. https://www.amazon.com/Disney-Mickey-Shamrock-Patricks-T-Shirt/dp/B0798XJ96Q?th=1&psc=1
Once pictures are taken, edit to add a green hue to them to remember your time in the parks on this day. Great backgrounds are the Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival.
Whatever you do, I am sure you will have a spring in your step and a little luck o’ the Irish while visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth.Tweet