What to do in Disney World for Spring Break on St. Patrick’s Day

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Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downtown Disney &#169 The Walt Disney Company

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downtown Disney ©The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide to Spring Break on St. Patrick’s Day

Will ya be wearing’ green and celebratin’ St. Patrick’s Day on spring break in Disney this year? If that’d be the case, ya best be heading’ to Downtown Disney! More specifically, to the Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant.

Be entertained (for more than one day)

You’re on spring break to have fun so why should the St. Paddy’s Day festivities be limited to just March 17th? Clearly, they should not.

Head to Downtown Disney’s Raglan Road Irish Pub where the festivities get underway on the evenings of March 15 and 16 with Creel (the house band) taking to the main stage while Murphy’s Law and The Irish Rogues play out on the patio. On St. Patrick’s Day, the 17th,  it’s all about non-stop entertainment starting at noon with Creel and The Raglan Road Dancers. Outdoor entertainment continues with Elevation  – a fantastic U2 tribute band – and some other great Irish acts.

If the food at Raglan Road is a little too high class (expensive) for your tastes, you’ve got options.

Drink beer at The Rose and Crown

Have a pint or two of shamrock-topped beer at The Rose and Crown in Epcot’s UK Pavilion.  You can also get a pretty mean order of fish and chips here, or some tasty appetizers to munch on while you partake in a drink.

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It’s spring break so you’re supposed to be having fun. And nothing says fun like roller coasters! Check out Expedition Everest in the Animal Kingdom. Twist and turn through bamboo forests, past waterfalls and glacier fields. This old mountain train is headed to the snowy peaks of Everest for a high-speed coaster adventure promising a chance sighting of Bigfoot.

Signs warn of impending dangers but the train chugs along. The temperature actually drops as you reach the 200-ft summit with exceptional views of the Animal Kingdom. Descending the mountain the train tracks end suddenly in a twisted mess of metal. Winds howl, the train lurches back into the dark before plummeting 80 feet only to come face to face with a screaming, 20-ft tall Yeti.

Top Tip: ride the coasters *before* you start drinking.

Tell us…

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?