Drinking Around the World at EPCOT – Must Try Drinks!

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EPCOT is known for thrill rides, unique attractions, and of course, World Showcase, which is filled with different country pavilions, each unique to their roots. From Canada to Mexico to France to The American Adventure, Guests visiting EPCOT’s World Showcase can feel as though they are really traveling the world, without leaving Florida!

And if you are a Disney fanatic, we are sure you’ve heard about the famous Disney World challenge that takes place at World Showcase — Drinking Around the World.

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If you’ve been wanting to complete this challenge but have been contemplating which drinks to try, where to start your adventure, and how to accomplish it (by also being responsible), well Inside the Magic has you covered! We made a complete guide to Drinking Around the World that will help you get started while also staying responsible at Walt Disney World.

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We suggest starting at Canada and working your way around EPCOT’s World Showcase counterclockwise, based on drink choices, food offerings, and the fact that most people often choose to go left when entering a park, so why not try to avoid crowds and go right instead!

As a reminder, please make sure throughout the day you drink a lot of water to stay hydrated as well as eat nutritious meals. Even though this is a drinking guide, we did include some great food choices at each pavilion to ensure you know where the best spots are! Please drink responsibly. 

Canada Pavilion

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The Popcorn Cart: Yes, the popcorn cart in Canada does, indeed, sell adult beverages. In fact, you can find a wide variety of different Canadian beers including Labatt Blue, Moosehead, La Fin Du Monde, and St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout and Apricot Wheat. Personally, I suggest the Moosehead as it is very light and a great first drink to begin Drinking Around the World.

United Kingdom Pavilion

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Rose and Crown Pub: Rose and Crown Pub has a wide variety of beers on tap and by the bottle. From IPAs to craft beers to ciders, Rose and Crown Pub is the place to be. My personal favorite beverage is an ice-cold Strongbow Cider. It’s not too filling, and on a hot day, the cool crisp apple flavors are extremely refreshing.

France Pavilion

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Les Vins des Chefs de France: Here, I suggested the Orange Slush, which is Grand Marnier, Rum, Grey Goose Orange and Orange Juice, however, they also offer wine and champagne to sip on as well if that is more your speed.

This is one of the pavilions that we recommend grabbing a bite to eat before continuing on the Drinking Around the World challenge. Stop into Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie and grab anything from a savory sandwich or salad to a sweet croissant, delicious Créme Brûlée, Macaron or other sweets!

Morocco Pavilion

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Spice Road Table: This lounge offers a wide variety of beer or wine. Depending on what you are in the mood for or what you prefer, we suggest a few different drinks. The pomegranate mimosa (pictured above) is one of my personal favorites as well as the Sahara Spritz, which consists of Ketel One Botanical Cucumber and Mint Vodka, Soda Water, and Lime.

If you want to snack on a small plate while here, be sure to try the Naan Spreads or Hummus Fries — Perfect for splitting with friends and family!

Japan Pavilion

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The Sake Bar: Sake is one of the drinks Japan is most known for — And if you are up for trying a glass, check out the Sake Bar, located in the Japan Pavilion outside across from the Mitsukoshi Department Store. However, if Sake isn’t your thing, you can also order a mixed drink such as a Green Tea Colada or a Tokyo Sunset.

Japan is also one of my favorite pavilions to grab a bit to eat. Over at Katsura Grill Guests can grab Japanese favorites such as sushi, udon and delicious teriyaki.

The American Adventure Pavilion

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Block & Hans: Over inside The American Adventure, I highly suggest the Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Hard Cider at Block & Hans. Light, refreshing, and tasty! Another great choice, also very light, is the Orlando Brewing Blonde Ale.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Additionally, Regal Eagle Smokehouse offers some draft beers including Angry Orchard, Samuel Adams, and wines by the glass. This is also another great place to grab some food, especially if you are into BBQ. Regal Eagle Smokehouse has some great choices including BBQ ribs, cheeseburgers, smoked chicken, and beef brisket as well as draft beers!

Italy Pavilion

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Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar: As a huge wine lover, I highly suggest trying one of the wine flights here. My personal favorite is the Crisp Italian Whites, which is Sauvignon Terre di Bacco 2018, Pecorino Il Feuduccio 2018, and Gavi Batasiolo 2018.

Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar also offers a wide selection of food, but it can get a bit pricey. So if you are looking to stay on a budget, but still want something to pair with your wine, opt for a cannoli, tiramisu, or another dessert!

Germany Pavilion

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Sommerfest: Another one of my all-time favorite beverages in World Showcase is located over in Germany. Similar to the Strongbow, the Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen is a light, refreshing, and fruity beer that will go down easy, especially on a hot day.

Looking for a bite to eat? Sommerfest has the perfect snack for pairing with your beer — A giant pretzel!

China Pavilion

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Joy of Tea: This adorable cart offers specialty cocktails, all of which are really good. I tend to opt for the Kung Fu Punch or the Canto Loopy, both pretty light and refreshing, but also very flavorful.

And for a snack, you can try the Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls, which is a great afternoon snack to munch on while trying to complete the Drinking Around the World challenge.

Norway Pavilion

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Norway Beer Stand: Here, I suggest sticking with beer, such as a Bud Light, or even grabbing a glass of wine, but if you are feeling daring, you could opt for the LINIE Aquavit Glacier shot. Some say that you are not apart of the official “Drinking Around the World at EPCOT” club until you have conquered the LINIE Aquavit Glacier shot.

According to the official website, LINIE is a potato-based spirit and is distilled in pot stills with a special blend of Nordic herbs and spices — This is what makes it unique and gives it its distinct flavor!

Mexico Pavilion

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Choza de Margarita: And last but certainly not least — It’s time for some tequila! If you are feeling up for it, you can try the Tequila Flight located inside the Mexico Pavilion, but please be responsible.

If a Tequila Flight isn’t for you, then be sure to try one of the several margaritas this tequila bar has to offer — I recommend the Spicy Blackberry Margarita, which has Mezcal Gracia a Dios Blanco, Lime Juice, Blackberry Puree with a hint of Jalapeño and Black Ant Salt Rim (my favorite drink from the Mexico pavilion!)

Or, for something a bit more refreshing, try a Frozen Margarita, which comes in Classic Lime, Wild Strawberry, Mango Loco or Fiesta (a combination of our 3 Flavors of Frozen Margaritas!)

End the evening with a delicious bowl of chips and guacamole or Tostada de Pollo!

Planning a Trip to Disney World?

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If you want to try and complete the Drinking Around the World challenge on your next Walt Disney World vacation, be sure to start planning today! If you need help, be sure to get in touch with our friends at Academy Travel who will be with you every step of the way when navigating your Walt Disney World vacation.

Please drink responsibly. 

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