Though it’s not quite a major holiday, St. Patrick’s Day is still a good enough cause for celebration — especially when it comes to Florida’s entertainment capital. This year, finding things to do on St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando is easier than ever, with multiple venues fighting to provide the most fun, authentic experience possible.
Still, one location arguably succeeds more than any other during this holiday: Disney World! From the Irish restaurant in Disney Springs to the themed decorations gracing the location, you’re bound to have a fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day 2022 in Orlando by making Disney your primary location.
So, what will you find beyond the gates? Here’s everything you need to know.
What to Eat
For starters, Disney World already has a foot ahead of most amusement parks thanks to its dedicated Irish pub and restaurant located in Disney Springs. This award-winning dining experience promises a complete Irish environment that goes all-out during St. Patrick’s Day.
Some of the main reasons to visit the Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant this year include:
- Authentic Irish Cuisine: From mouth-watering Shepherd’s Pie to fish & chips with a unique spin, you’ll find all the Irish classics you’ve been dying to try. With a lunch menu available from 11-3 and dinner cuisine available from 3-10, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the flavorful creativity provided by the Celtic culture.
- Free Live Entertainment: This restaurant isn’t solely one of the best things to do on St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando, but virtually any day thanks to its consistent line-up of nightly entertainment. Listen to singers belting classic Irish songs as you enjoy your meal or watch as professional performers dance the night away with The Rhythms of Raglan show. Dancers will even invite kids to join the display alongside them!
- Limitless Immersion: Of course, all of this creates an atmosphere that makes visitors feel as if they’re truly experiencing St. Patrick’s Day 2022 not in Orlando, but across the sea in the very heart of Ireland. What better way to spend the holiday?
What to Do
Next, the Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Raglan Road will also present ample opportunity to try new foods and experience live music at the main stage (official dates have yet to be announced).
Finally, though characters won’t be dressing up in special holiday attire inside Disney World itself, you can still capture all the green-covered photo-ops you’ve been hoping for.
Since St. Patrick’s Day occurs at the start of the park’s International Flower & Garden Festival, you can head on over to EPCOT to see various displays and gardens dripping in green. Paired with your favorite St. Patty’s-day outfits, these decorations are guaranteed to look great on any social media feed.