Bar Crawl: How to Successfully Drink Your Way Through Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Mickey ear taps at Big River Brews (Photo: Scott Smith/Flickr)
The Magic Kingdom may be the most sought-after park in the Walt Disney World Resort, but in terms of “mature” fun, you might think it is lacking. You would be wrong. EPCOT isn’t the only place you can bar crawl your way through at Disney World.
Let’s us tell you how you can successfully get a healthy buzz on in the Kingdom. Come on the journey with us.
The monorail (Photo: Scott Smith/Flickr)
The best part of this bar crawl: no designated driver necessary. Instead, we have a Monorail to shuttle us between the three resort hotels that surround the beautiful Seven Seas Lagoon. We’ll take a quick ride through all their bars before reaching Magic Kingdom.
PRO-TIP: Make Magic Kingdom your nighttime destination. If you are a guest of an official resort hotel, including Starwood’s Dolphin and Swan Resorts, you can gain park access during Extra Magic Hours. Even without that, Magic Kingdom routinely has the latest closing times — usually after midnight — so when the kiddies go to bed, you can enjoy shorter lines into the wee hours!
Glowing drinks (Photo: Leslie Kalohi)
The two bars in Disney’s Contemporary Resort open at 5 pm. Some of you will head downstairs for The Wave’s slick décor and chic Antioxidant Cocktail (berry vodka with pomegranate, lychee, and lemon), but I think Outer Rim is a wonderful place to perch and watch the Monorail sail through the hotel’s atrium. Outer Rim is also home to the Glow-tini, a sweet blue concoction of citrus vodka, peach schnapps, and pineapple served with a souvenir light-up “ice” cube. Walt himself once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Here, if can dream it, you can drink it. So don’t be afraid to order off-menu.