Plus Women's History Month and more coming to Disney Parks and Resorts Spring 2022
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Walt Disney World is a whole lot of fun. How and where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, plus Women's History Month at Walt Disney World, Turning Red, Disney Junior Day and more of the latest Disney travel news.
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Don’t miss the Walt Disney World Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Festival: March 11-17, 2022
St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and the annual Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival is back this year from March 11-17, 2022 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs. Enjoy the best of Irish talent, a variety of beers and cocktails, classic Irish festival fare and much more.
Irish Fare & Brews
New on the menu this year is a locally crafted seltzer named “So Berry Les.” The name pays tribute to John Cooke’s (co-owner of Raglan Road Pub and Cooke’s of Dublin) father Les, who found himself in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a strawberry-buying record in 1977. So Berry Les was crafted in collaboration with Crooked Can Brewing Co. in Winter Garden, Florida, and is a light and refreshing hard seltzer infused with local Florida strawberry and Key Lime juice. There are also several Irish beer flights and, of course, the classic Guinness.
Raglan Road is bringing in some top talent from Ireland for the 2022 St. Patrick's Day festivities, including Jig Jam; the Lisa Canny Band; and Emerald Shore. Of course, the fan-favorite Raglan Road Irish Dancers will also be performing throughout the festival.
If you really want to get into the spirit, there will also be a face painter, plus giveaways, merchandise at the shop and more.
Note: On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, Raglan Road will open at 10 a.m., seating guests on a first-come, first-served basis, with a $20 cover charge for guests 18 and older. For those planning to celebrate during the other festival dates from March 11-16, reservations are encouraged.
St. Patrick's Day festivities at Walt Disney World aren't limited to Raglan Road. You'll find more to celebrate throughout Disney Springs and at select Disney Parks, including Disney's Hollywood Studios.
In Honor of Women's History Month: 'Celebrate HER Story' at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating Women’s History Month with “Celebrate HER Story” where they put the spotlight on cherished Disney character heroines and female Cast Members who are making positive impacts.
Special Selfie Backdrops across Walt Disney World Resort: Unique photo-silhouette backdrops showcase strong female Disney characters. You'll find them across the property – from Disney Springs to more than 20 Disney Resort hotels. Find them, snap a selfie with your favorite heroine, and share on social media using the hashtag #CelebrateHERStory.
At Disney Springs on Friday and Saturday nights a female DJ will lead a Disney sing-along for families on the AdventHealth Waterside Stage. The playlist will include songs by some of Disney’s most beloved female characters. Plus various female performers will be featured most nights throughout the month of March.
At Magic Kingdom Park special sweet offerings will pay tribute to female Disney Imagineers whose work has greatly influenced and impacted Walt Disney World Resort:
Two Walt Disney World Resort hotels will feature specialties inspired by the women of “Encanto.”
At Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, discover:
At Disney Springs
Select locations will showcase signature food and drinks.
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar will showcase inspired dishes created by female chefs:
Stories and Heroines
All month long the Play Disney Parks App will feature a special “Women of Imagineering” trivia game highlighting current and former female Disney Imagineers and the contributions they have made to The Walt Disney Company. The celebration even extends to Disney MobileMagic Service, where passes featuring exclusive new designs showcase favorite female characters like Edna Mode, Mrs. Incredible, Minnie Mouse and more. These special passes will be available throughout March.
Explore two exhibits spotlighting female trailblazers:
The First-Ever Disney Junior Fun Fest is Coming to Disney California Adventure Park for One Day Only
The first-ever Disney Junior Fun Fest is a one-day special event celebrating the entertaining and music-filled stories found on Disney Junior. It takes place at Disney California Adventure Park from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022.
The one-day event will include sneak peeks at upcoming Disney Junior series, special announcements, surprise appearances, a “Doc McStuffins” stage show highlighting 10 years of the beloved series, plus the “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party,” a hands-on cupcake decorating course inspired by the new Disney Junior series. This fun “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party” experience for junior chefs is also being offered throughout Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival March 4 – April 26.
And that's not all! In the morning there will be a cavalcade of Disney Junior characters and throughout the day there will be main stage attractions with games, trivia and music to keep preschoolers and their families singing and dancing.
Indulgent Spring Flavors: Sweet Treats at Disney's Hollywood Studios
As if Disney's Hollywood Studios didn't want EPCOT to get all the foodie crowds this spring, Disney’s Hollywood Studios chefs are getting into the spring spirit with some inspired and photo-worthy treats created especially for those with a sweet tooth.
At Hollywood Scoops, the Orange Blossom Shake has everything you need to stay cool. This orange and cream milkshake is beautiful (and tasty), topped with whipped cream and an orange-scented donut.
The Beauty and the Beast Rose isat Catalina Eddie’s. This dark chocolate mousse with a taste of black currant and Morello cherry sits atop a chocolate shortbread cookie, whipped cookies, and cream fluff, and is gorgeously topped with gilded chocolate covered cocoa nibs.
At Rosie’s All-American Café, the S’mores Cupcake features chocolate and marshmallows on a cupcake. This fudge-filled chocolate cupcake, is topped with graham cracker buttercream, toasted marshmallows, and even a mini chocolate bar.
The Trolley Car Café features a Chocolate-covered Apple, a dark chocolate and peanut butter crunch dipped Granny Smith apple with marshmallow ears.
ABC Commissary has not one but two delicious desserts – one minty and one tropical-tasting. First up, the Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, topped with dark chocolate ganache and whipped mint chocolate chip cream.
Also at ABC Commissary is the Tropical Tart. This is a mango passionfruit curd-filled graham cracker tart topped with whipped raspberry vanilla bean panna cotta, toasted coconut, and dehydrated strawberry and passionfruit.
PizzeRizzo is joining in on the spring fun with the Strawberry Cheesecake Cannoli. This white chocolate and rainbow sprinkled dipped cannoli shell filled with whipped strawberry cheesecake is a must-try.
And finally, Woody’s Lunch Box has the newest addition to their sweet selections – the Banana Fudge Lunch Box Tart. This peanut butter and chocolate fudge stuffed pastry is coated with banana fondant, banana chips, and rainbow sprinkles.
Disney and Pixar ‘Turning Red’ Special Treats at Walt Disney World
Amorette’s Patisserie (available March 11 through March 31; limited offering per day)
Amorette’s Turning Red Mini Dome Cake: Based off the classic Canadian dessert – the Nanaimo Bar – this dome cake has layers of chocolate brownie, coconut, nuts, vanilla custard, and semi-sweet chocolate.
Canada Popcorn Cart (available March 1 through May 31)
Pand-Ade: Coconut-Pomegranate Lemonade with Pomegranate Boba Pearls
Le Cellier Steakhouse (available March 1 through May 31)
Beef Stir Fry Poutine: Fresh-cut Fries, Canadian Cheddar, Stir-fry Beef, and Gravy with Asian Flavors
Shrimp & Pork Dumplings: Pickled Cucumber, Sesame-Soy Drizzle, and Crispy Noodles (available March 1 through May 31)
Turning Red Cake: Citrus and Vanilla Chiffon Cake with Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Strawberries (available March 1 through May 31)
Disney Cruise Line Masking Update
Masks are optional as of March 11on Disney Cruise Line in most indoor locations throughout the ships.
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