Saturday, February 22, 2014

Guide to Disney World's 2014 St. Patrick's Day events

St. Patrick's Day at Disney World is more like St. Patrick's week in 2014.

Disney publicity photo.
From March 7-17 at Downtown Disney in Disney World St. Patrick's Day takes center stage with music, food and family events.

Musical performances start nightly March 7-14 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and March 15-17 on stages indoors and out, guests can don their finest green duds and join in a jig or two.

Here's the breakdown of the events:

MUSIC

Daily March 7-17: daily: The Raglan Rebels, The Raglan Road house band; The Brayzen Heads, this  duo puts a spin on traditional Irish and modern music; Creel, an off shoot from Raglan Road’s resident house band; and West Coast Trio, who hail from Ireland’s West Coast, Authentic Irish songs, all hail from performing daily throughout the festival.

March 7 - 9 and March 15 - 17: We Banjo 3, an Irish quarter with old-time American and Bluegrass tunes.

March 11 – 17: Goitse,  A  5-piece old-fashioned band performing Irish melodies.

March 14 - 17: 3 Dollar Band performs folk songs inspired by Irish and Appalachian influences, with just a dash of French and Bulgarian rhythm.

March 15 and March 17: Elevation, U2 tribute band.

Dancing

March 7-17: The Raglan Road Dancers perform.

March 15-17: Irish Dance Workshops will take place, taught by Ronan McCormack and the Ragland Road Dancers.

Food

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant: Special Irish, European and American beers to go with a menu of modern cuisine from Master Chef Kevin Dundon.

Paradiso 37:  Irish cocktails, speciality like the The Giant Leprechaun.

T-Rex:  Travel back in time for a prehistoric celebration of all things Gaelic, with featured food items and specialty beverages like the Candy Apple Cotton-Tini.

Fulton’s Crab House: Features the Limey Leprechaun, which includes Cuervo Gold, Midori, pineapple juice, sour mix and ice.

Wolfgang Puck Café: Featured cocktail include Shamrock Martinis, mixed with Midori, green crème de mint, ice cream and a chocolate swirl.

Entertainment

  • The shamrocks around Downtown Disney will give an Irish history lesson.
  • Roaming stilt walkers, living statues, face painters and tattoo artists will be around the areas.
  • Irish storyteller has a trio of tales: the story of St. Patrick, “The Salmon of Knowledge” and “Tír na nÓg.”
  • Celebrate being green with a Muppets Family Zone on the West Side where it's possible take a photo with Kermit, learn how to draw the famous front and take part in games and DJ dance parties.




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