Who says Disney World is just for kids? There are a slew of activities just for adults at Disney including having cocktails at various bars. While each resort offers their own bars and places to wind down or get the party started, the Magic Kingdom resorts are a great way to have a bar crawl with your family and friends. Why you ask? Because the monorail is your transpiration to get you from one bar to the next! You don’t even have to worry about getting on a bus or in your car to drink your way around the resorts! I’m going to give you the scoop on how to have a great monorail bar crawl on your next visit. Let’s start by hopping on the monorail at the Magic Kingdom. Next stop, the Contemporary Resort!
3. The Contemporary Resort
When you arrive at the Contemporary Resort, you can head in a few directions. The Cove Bar offers sandwiches and salads along with specialty cocktails, beer, and wine. The best part about this bar is that it is located right next to the pool and the boat deck, so you can take a dip to cool off or cruise around Bay Lake for a bit. Not in the mood to be in the sun? No problem. Head on over to The Wave Lounge. This modern bar, located inside The Wave of American Flavors restaurant, serves trendy cocktails, world wines, and even organic beer. This is a great place to ‘chill’ and unwind after a long day in the park. Its low lighting is also perfect to relax with your significant other. Another great evening bar at the Contemporary is Outer Rim. This bar is located at the top of the resort and it offers stunning views of Bay Lake. With a full bar menu available and some unique mixed drinks, you can’t go wrong checking this place out. If you are headed over to the California Grill for Dinner, you can also check out the California Grill Lounge for a drink. The lounge is located within the restaurant and offers the same menu that guests at the dinner tables are offered. The best part about this lounge and restaurant are the stunning sights to the Magic Kingdom. Try to arrive in the evening when the fireworks are set off for an even better view!
When you have finished your drinks at the Contemporary, board the monorail and get off at the next stop, The Polynesian Resort!
2. The Polynesian Village Resort
Ahh, the Polynesian Village Resort. What can I say? Its relaxing island feel makes me smile from ear to ear. The warm, lush tropical atmosphere is ideal to have some fun in the sun or relax and unwind after a long day. The spirit of Aloha is evident in its dining and bar areas as well. To start off, head on over to Barefoot Pool bar, which is located just off the resorts white sandy beach. Tiki drinks are served here for a unique experience. You can also head on over to Kona Island, a great sushi bar that offers cocktails, wine, beer and sake, or Capt. Cooks which offers salads and sandwiches along with various beers and wines. After visiting these areas, be sure to head over to the Tambu lounge. It is located just outside of the ‘Ohana restaurant, and it’s a great place to hang out and have a few drinks (especially in the evening). This island themed oasis offers specialty cocktails, a full bar menu, and Hawaiian inspired appetizers (which includes my all time favorite honey ginger chicken wings). When you’re ready for more action, hop back on that monorail and get off at the next stop, The Grand Floridian!
1. The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
You know the saying, ‘save the best for last’? Well, it’s true! Our last stop on our bar crawl is truly the best for enjoying a cocktail. The Grand Floridian offers Victorian classiness coupled with contemporary sophistication with lavish dining and rooming experiences. Luxury is an understatement at this resort, and its lounges are no exception. If you’re looking to have a sip by the pool, there are three bars available to check out. Gasparilla Island Grill offers breakfast and lunch, but you can grab a beer or wine inside. Then, head over to Beaches Pool Bar and Grill. Hosted in a white gazebo by the zero-entry pool and white sand beach, you can indulge in an assortment of wines, beers, and specialty cocktails. The Courtyard Pool Bar is another great place to drink and have fun in the sun. It is located next to the largest pool at the resort and offers a ping-pong table and two T.V’s for entertainment as well. Courtyard Pool Bar offers cocktails, beer, wine and sangria.
If you are doing your bar crawl in the evening hours or prefer to enjoy something a little more elegant, head on over to Citricos Lounge. Located inside the Citrico’s restaurant, this high-end lounge offers international (and award winning) wines, cocktails, artisanal beers, and seasonal tapas. Another great place to relax at is Mizner’s Lounge, which is located upstairs behind the bandstand where the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra plays live jazz music. Mizner’s Lounge menu includes top shelf liquors for classic cocktails, as well as port cognac and scotch.
After enjoying all of the amazing lounges and bars that the three Magic Kingdom Resorts have to offer, be sure to drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive. All of the front desk cast members can assist you with calling a taxi if needed.
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