If you'll be visiting Disney World on Saint Patrick's Day, don your best green finery and check out Raglan Road at Disney Springs and other locales for some great holiday fun. You'll be able to find food, music, entertainment, and merchandise with St. Patty’s Day flair when you visit Disney World in March.
By the way, if you love all things Irish but can't visit during March, be sure to mark your calendar for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival each fall. The Ireland booth is always a big hit and a great place to get authentic Irish fare.
Every day is St. Patrick’s ’s Day at Raglan Road, the Irish pub and restaurant at Disney Springs. But on and around the holiday, it really pulls out the stops and embraces its heritage. In addition to the Raglan Road Irish Dancers, musical performers, including soloists, duos, and bands, are scheduled on two stages. There is also face painting (four-leaf clovers are especially popular).
The menu is filled with Irish favorites such as Bangin’ Bangers and Mighty Mash, Fish & Chips, and Shepherd’s Pie. Of course Guinness is available on draft along with Irish stout, Irish whiskey, Bailey’s-infused cocktails, and a full range of other libations. Make reservations in advance as Raglan Road is especially popular around St. Patty’s Day (as you would imagine). The 2020 dates for The Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road is March 13 to 17.
No reservations? No problem! If you can’t score a table at Raglan Road, than bop over next door at Cookes of Dublin, the quick-service eatery run by the restaurant. You could enjoy dishes such as The Incredible, a burger slathered in Jameson Irish Whiskey barbecue sauce and topped with Dubliner cheese, or the house specialty, fish and chips. If you can nab an outdoor table, you could even enjoy some of the entertainment on Raglan Road‘s patio stage.
Raglan Road has a shop featuring Irish gifts and souvenirs such as Celtic jewelry, clothing, native fragrances, family crests, and more. There are also sauces from the restaurant available as well as cookbooks.
You’ll find special St. Patrick's Day goodies throughout Disney World. At Magic Kingdom Park’s Main Street Bakery, for example, look for the St. Pat’s cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting and four-leaf clover sprinkles. Up Main Street U.S.A., Casey’s Corner celebrates the holiday with a hot dog topped with corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut. The Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort has its own Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold Cupcake. And the Rose & Crown Pub in Epcot serves green beer.
How about Some St. Patty’s Day Collectibles?
Scour merchandise locations for special St. Patrick Day themed collectibles. For example, you could find collectible Disney pins with shamrocks, Irish Mickey Mouse, and more “wearing o’ the green” by other Disney characters. Disney's Vinylmation Holiday collection features a Mickey Mouse leprechaun—if you can find him.
Stop by one of the hat shops in Disney World and pick up St. Patrick's Day mouse ears for. Visit Le Chapeau in the Magic Kingdom or hat shops in Downtown Disney or Disney's Hollywood Studios to pick up a festive pair of the signature caps.
You'll find a selection of all things Irish at the United Kingdom in Epcot—look for the Ireland kiosk between the United Kingdom and Canada. Pick up a Minnie Mouse plush decked out in Irish garb or grab some pub coasters, pint glasses, or even an embellishment or two for your car. No matter which you choose, you'll find plenty of activity in the United Kingdom area on St. Patrick's Day.
Remember though, if you pick up something fragile or heavy, you can use the package delivery service perk offered to guests staying at Disney World resorts to send it home so you don't have to worry about it in your luggage.