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How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Walt Disney World Resort

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Spending St. Patrick’s Day at Walt Disney World? There are plenty of ways to celebrate around Disney Parks and resorts, whether you are looking for traditional Irish eats, beer flights, live music, and more.

Irish Dinner

Raglan Road, Credit: Disney

For a traditional Irish table-service dinner, look no further than Raglan Road at Disney Springs. Disney’s resident Irish pub is hosting its annual Mighty St. Patrick’s Day festival for the entire week leading up to the holiday with live music, new menu items, cocktails and beer flights, and of course, Irish dancers. The festival runs March 11-17, 2022, and is running on a first-come, first-served basis with reservations required for dinner on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, 2022.

In EPCOT, you can find some Irish fare at Rose and Crown Dining Room in the United Kingdom pavilion. Some St. Patrick’s Day staples you’ll find on the year-round menu include Shepherd’s Pie and Fish and Chips. For a plant-based option, Rose and Crown Dining Room also serves a Savory Impossible Hot Pot dish, which is essentially a vegan Shepherd’s Pie made with seasonal vegetables in a plant-based meat casserole baked with a mashed potato topping. And, for something quick, you can always grab fish and chips to-go at the Yorkshire County Fish Shop.

Beer (Green, Flights, and more!)

Raglan Road, Credit: Disney

For the most extensive beer lists straight out of Ireland, you’ll want to start with Raglan Road and The Rose and Crown Pub, however, you will find beer in the form of flights, unique craft selections, and more all-around Disney Parks and resorts.

For another beer flight in EPCOT, head over to Biergarten. Sure, you will have a decidedly German lunch or dinner as the restaurant hosts live Oktoberfest style music and authentic German cuisine, but if beer flights are the priority this restaurant is another fun place to spend some time in this Disney Park.

Many quick-service restaurants and carts at EPCOT will have green beer available for St. Patrick’s Day, too. They do not often advertise them in advance, but we are sure you will stumble upon even more green drinks during a walk around World Showcase.

Pongu Pongu, Credit: Disney

In Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Baseline Tap House is a favorite spot for beer flights. If you are looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the go with beer and quick eats, you could always stop by for a flight and a pretzel or to snack on the charcuterie board.

Did you know you can find green beer all year long in Pandora: World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? The Hawkes Grog Ale, served on draft has lots of hopes and notes of peach and apricot, and it just so happens to be green! You can find this ale at Satu’li Canteen and Pongu Pongu.

Live Music

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For traditional Irish music and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers, Disney Springs is the place to be this St. Patrick’s Day. If you aren’t able to get into Raglan Road however or are looking to visit different bars around Disney Springs, you will likely full music on the waterfront stage, and at various other restaurants including the patio at Splitsville.

Around Walt Disney World, you can find live music with popular bands at the Garden Rocks Concert Series in EPCOT as part of the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Head over to the America Gardens Theatre to catch their sets, or book a dining package if you are looking for guaranteed seats.

And later on, you can head over to Disney’s BoardWalk to cap off St. Patrick’s Day at Jellyrolls, the resort’s dueling piano bar. If you are ending the day at EPCOT, it will be just a short walk or boat ride away.

Each theme park will also roll out a selection of themed snacks for the occasion, with everything from white chocolate cookies with green frosting to themed cupcakes with shamrock sprinkles.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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