Fun Things To Do in Disney World on Saint Patrick's Day

United Kingdom street at Epcot
United Kingdom at Epcot.

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If you're visiting Disney World on Saint Patrick's Day, don your best green finery and head to some of these great destinations for holiday fun. You'll be able to find food, music, entertainment and merchandise with Saint Patrick's Day flair when you visit Disney World in March.

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.

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    Dancers at Raglan Road's "Great Irish Hooley"
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    Stop by Raglan Road, Disney World's ultimate Saint Patrick's Day destination. You'll enjoy authentic cuisine like soda bread, special creations like the Raglan Risotto and some of the best brews you'll find on tap anywhere. While this location in Downtown Disney offers fantastic Irish music and entertainment all year round, things really rev up here on Saint Patrick's Day, so plan on spending a while here simply enjoying the atmosphere.

    In 2018, the "Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival" welcomes international Celtic rockers the Young Dubliners to headline the annual event. Also featured on the lineup for 2018 are Great Irish Hooley: Elevation,​ the U2 tribute band. 

    You will need a reservation for Raglan Road, so call ahead to be sure you can secure a table. Even if you miss Saint Patrick's Day, Raglan Road's excellent food and welcoming atmosphere make it worth a visit any day of the year. Raglan Road accepts the Disney Dining Plan.

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    St Patrick's Day Mouse Ear Hats

    Stop by one of the hat shops in Disney World and pick up the perfect ears for Saint Patrick's Day. 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 Mickey Mouse ears.

    If you're a fan of Duffy the Bear, you can deck him out in some Irish finery as well and tour the parks with Saint Paddy's Day flair.

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    Special Saint Patrick's Day Collectibles

    Disney pins
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    Look at any merchandise location for special St. Patrick Day themed collectibles. You can find collectible Disney pins with shamrocks, Irish Mickey Mouse, and more "wearing of the green" by other famous Disney characters. Disney's Vinylmation Holiday collection features a Mickey Mouse leprechaun for Saint Patrick's Day—if you can find him.

    Add a pin or vinyl figure to your existing collection or start a new holiday-themed collection of different types of memorabilia by shopping for exclusive merchandise before and during the holiday season.

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    Visit the UK in Epcot

    United Kingdom street at Epcot
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    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 Saint 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.