Epcot is a fun place for adults to do Disney. With restaurants, food kiosks and open air the world is literally your oyster. One of the most fun things to do is drink around the world at Epcot.
This is best done with adult friends who like to drink, however, there are many non-alcoholic options if there are members of your group who just like to see the sights…of their friends being silly at the World Showcase.
Let’s get down to how to drink around the world at Epcot.
We’ll start with a drinking budget. Keeping in mind that in your planning you must add in the cost of your daily ticket, currently one day/single park tickets are $109. On average the cost to drink around the world at Epcot is $8-15 per beverage.
Depending on the size of your group you could get away with spending $10-$25 all day if you share with each other. To drink around the world Epcot on your own, going to each country is going to easily cost $100 on the low end.
Be sure to plan out your budget before you go, so you have expectations in place.
Drink around the world at Epcot: Where to Start.
Most often you will be directed to begin in Mexico and end in Canada. May we suggest starting off light with beers and ciders in Canada and UK then ending with your big margaritas in Mexico this just might be the best way to go.
If you start with the larger, more filling drinks, you may miss out on some of the tastiest drinks in the world showcase.
If you have a plan and know exactly what you want – get out there and enjoy! Remember the Disney Cast members are there to give you recommendations as well. Perhaps a twist on how to drink around the world at Epcot could be to save your money and purchase only drinks recommended to you by cast members in each country. The Nerds may have to try this.
Drink around the world at Epcot: The Countries.
Canada – great way to start off your day. Try the Moosehead Draft a light beer for $9.25 it can be found at the cart outside the Canada pavilion. It’s always good option to kick things off with a snack, head to the Popcorn stop and get the Crown Royal Maple Whiskey for $10 and pair it with the specialty popcorn.
United Kingdom – The Strongbow Cider at $10 is definitely a top contender. If you are looking for a souvenir cup filled with goodness, take a long sip of the Welsh Dragon, this drink is $11.25 and is made of peach schnapps, melon liquer, Crème de Menthe, orange juice and pineapple. Drool.
France – The number one recommended drink is the Orange Grand Marinier Slushie for $11.50 at Les Vins Des Chefs de France. There are plenty of sweet treats throughout France as well, be sure to grab a macaron or croissant to pair with your slushie.
Morocco – The Habibi Daiquiri for $12.95 is a frozen daiquiri made of rum, strawberries and orange blossom water you can find it at the Oasis kiosk as you are about to leave Morocco. If you want something a little lighter the Pomegranate Mimosa is delicious.
Japan – Be adventurous with the Blackberry Sake Mist for $9 in the Kabuki Café. If you don’t like blackberry you can choose another flavor, it is served over shaved ice. You can also stop in the Sake Bar and try all they have to offer.
America – If you find yourself halfway through the showcase and wanting something light, try Angry Orchard Rose Hard Cider for $9.25 at Block and Hans in the America pavilion. If you need a refresher, try the Red Stag Lemonade, a frozen lemonade with Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon for $11.00.
Italy – The ever so delicious Peach Bellini for $11 is the drink that goes down smooth, be prepared and drink it slowly. Peach puree and prosescco, cannot go wrong.
Germany – The Schofferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen is a light, fruity beer and is $10. It will pair nicely with the Peach Bellini if you can hold off drinking it on your way to Germany. Save room in your stomach for a giant pretzel too.
China – Plum wine $5.50, it is refreshing and doesn’t break the budget. You can also head to the Joy of Tea specialty cart and get Kung Fu Punch or the Canto Loopy. If you need a jolt of caffeine, grab a Tipsy Ducks in Love drink that consists of bourbon, whisky, coffee, black tea, cream and chocolate syrup all for $8.95.
Norway – Einstok White Ale is $10.75, it is a very typical Scandinavian beer or be daring and try the LINIE Aquavit Glacier Shot. This is a potato based spirit that is distilled in pots with a blend of Nordic herbs and spices.
Mexico – When I drink TEQUILA….Mexico offers So. Much. Tequila. Try the Mango Loco Margarita for $12 – this drink will end the day magnificently. Plan on sitting, eating some chips and salsa or guacamole with this one. Then you can continue to sip as you walk off the days drinks and eats. One of our favorite restaurants in Epcot is in Mexico, be sure to check out San Angel Inn.
Drink around the world at Epcot: Things to Think About.
A few tips we think are important to mention for when you drink around the world at Epcot. Even if you are the heaviest of drinker, the portions can be quite large, so pace yourself. This can often mean skipping a country or two along the way. Going in a larger group can be a great asset, you can share drinks and be able to try more beverages without spending or drinking too much. Remember to drink lots of water as you go along, sometimes the walking and the heat (depending on when you visit) can cause issues if you are only drinking alcohol. Don’t forget to take advantage of being in Epcot, make sure you taste the delicious food the world showcase has to offer.
Now that you know what’s available, the next necessary step is to choose your around the world squad. You want this group to be fun, energetic and ready to rule the day. 11 friends for 11 countries is a great option for thrifty drinking and staying on your feet 😉. Or perhaps you have 5-7 solid Disney pals you want to travel with. If you were headed to Epcot who would you bring along to drink around the world?
If you are just at the beginning phases of planning a trip to Disney World, here are some great tips for you to start with.
For now, the Nerd is off to plan which drinks to add to the list.