Are you planning to visit Disney on St. Patrick’s Day? Celebrate the Luck of the Irish with special activities and delicious treats to commemorate the Spring holiday.
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St. Patrick’s Day Treats
Just like for Valentine’s day and other holidays, St. Patrick’s themed treats can be found in the parks and resorts. Some examples of treats from years past include Leprechaun cupcakes, Shamrock cookies, mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches, Irish coffee cupcakes, and the Irish Stout Poutine with corned beef and Guinness cheddar cheese sauce.
Food & Garden Festival in Epcot
This year’s St. Patrick’s day celebrations will coincide with the Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival which begins on March 2nd and runs through July 4, 2022. The Flower and Garden festival is a beautiful and tasty celebration with gorgeous topiaries and special outdoor kitchens set up around the park. You can read more about the festival here.
St, Patty’s Day at Disney Springs
Have you always wanted to attend a traditional Irish Ceili but never had the opportunity? If you are going to be in Orlando for St. Patrick’s day then now is your chance. Head on over to Raglan Road Irish Pub in Disney Springs, for the Mighty St. Patrick’s day Festival. The festival offers face painting, dancing, and live entertainment along with traditional Irish food and drink. There are no reservations allowed at Raglan Road in the days immediately before or after St. Patrick’s day as it is first come first serve, and in years past there has been a $10 cover charge for guests who are 18 and up.
If you are looking for some quick service traditional Irish fare like fish and chips, an amazing burger with an Irish twist, or Dubliner Irish Cheese and Bacon dip then make sure that you stop by Cookes of Dublin in Disney Springs. You can even choose mobile ordering here and pick up your order when you are ready.
STK, also located in Disney Springs, plans to offer all-day ½ price appetizers and specialty drinks in the days surrounding and including St. Patrick’s day on the 17th, with a featured appetizer of corned beef sliders.
If you are going to be at Epcot for all of the amazing food and flowers during the Taste of Epcot International Food and Garden Festival, on Saint Patrick’s day pop over to the Rose and Crown Pub in the United Kingdom pavilion for some refreshing green beer or cider.
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Spring in Walt Disney World
The beginning of March is typically not very busy at Disney World, but the temperatures can be on the cooler side. Typically during the middle and end of March, which would include St. Patrick’s day, attendance can pick-up due to schools being closed for their spring breaks. This year, however, Easter, which is the date many schools schedule their spring break’s around is not until April 4th.
There are not any other special events besides the Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival scheduled at any of the Disney parks during the month of March this year. Typically there would be sports events and marathons which have all either been canceled or made virtual for this year.
As you can see, Disney’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities are the place to be! If you aren’t able to travel for St. Patrick’s day this year be sure to check back here for some great recipes like this Mickey shamrock wafer cookie, crafts, and more!