By Pink Diva
There are many exciting things to do in the World Showcase at Epcot in Disney World. Doing something in each country is a challenge of sorts. It is a fun way to go through all the countries. One of those ways is to Drink around the World.
The legal drinking age in Florida is 21. If you choose to consume alcoholic beverages please be responsible. The World Showcase is not a bar or a club. Respect yourself and those around you by making good choices. You do not want your vacation cut short because you need to be escorted out of the park.
Drinking around the World Showcase has been something my husband and I have wanted to do for a while now. But, we knew there would have to be a lot of planning for it to happen. We wanted to stay on property and take advantage of Disney Transportation so neither one of us would have to drive. We had a few friends that wanted to do it as well, so we needed to find a weekend that we could all make it work. This would be a kid-free trip as well.
We lucked out and found a date in November that worked for all of us. Coincidentally, it happened to fall during Wine and Dine Marathon weekend. We were excited because there would be lots of drink and food options. We even all lucked out and were able to get rooms on property.
Saturday was finally here and we would be Drinking around the World Showcase. We decided to start in Mexico and work our way through to Canada. We discussed the rules we wanted to follow. I am not a big drinker and did not expect to have a drink in every country. There are 11 countries and I am a huge lightweight. But, I was going to give it my best. We decided it counted as a drink as long as you had a decent amount in that country. Nothing specific, but more than a sip or two.
One person from our group decided to drink a beer in every country. The other seven went with mixed drinks. I’m not sure which is better. I don’t care for beer, so the choice was easy for me.
The first drink of the day was a sangria from Mexico. I was slightly worried I wouldn’t have many options in Mexico since I don’t care for tequila. The sangria was perfect as it did not contain any tequila. We then headed off to Norway. After recommendations, most of us went with hard cider and a snack.
Next up was China. I went with a peach rum drink from the festival booth. I enjoyed this one a lot. The drinks from the Wine and Dine booths generally come in smaller sizes than you would get from a restaurant. This worked to my advantage.
Country number four was the Outpost. The Outpost does not have a lot of food or drink options. Luckily, there was a giant alcoholic lemonade that the ladies in the group shared. It was big enough that all three of us had a full glass. This wasn’t my favorite, but it was not the worst.
We were cruising right along and headed to Germany. One of our friends bought apple shots for the group. These were good but strong. We took a seat in Germany and drank some water and had another quick snack.
We were now in Italy and we were all feeling pretty good. The majority ordered a Champaign slushy. It looked good, but it did not taste great. I’m not a big Champaign or wine drinker, so I drank this one fast to finish it.
We were now halfway around the World Showcase at America. This was my favorite drink-Arendelle Aqua Lemonade. It was a beautiful shade of aqua and tasted delicious. My second favorite drink was next up in Japan.
Even though we stopped for Mickey pretzels in America, I was feeling like I needed to skip the next country. I was doing fine and planned to keep it that way. Then we came across the violet sake in Japan. It was so pretty. I had heard good reviews and wanted to try it. I am so glad I did. It was almost as good as the Arendelle Aqua Lemonade.
That is where our luck ran out with the delicious, pretty drinks. Morocco was limited on drink choices. Most of us went with the same drink. I’m not sure which one is was, but no one liked it. Everyone had a very hard time finishing it.
We finished the Morocco drink and headed over to France. Flutes of Champaign were ordered. I wish I liked Champaign, but I just don’t. Luckily, I was able to get the sandwich I wanted from the small bistro and that made me a lot happier.
Crossing over the bridge and heading to the U.K. was next. I went with another hard cider. There was nothing memorable about this drink.
The last stop on the World Showcase was Canada. I believe we all finished with a beer. We found some tables outside and relaxed. For some reason, we raced around the World Showcase. I’m not sure why we decided we needed to get it done as fast as possible. It did allow for us to hang out together in Canada. We ate, enjoyed each other’s company and had a very fun day.
Drinking around the World Showcase is not for everyone or every trip. It is not something I would recommend doing if you are on a family vacation. It does take quite a bit of time to safely have a drink in each of the 11 countries. As we were all Passholders, we did not browse through the countries and see all that they have to offer.
Looking back at my adventure in drinking around the Epcot World Showcase it was something I’m glad I did. It was fun to do with a group of responsible friends. I found some delicious drinks that I probably would not have tried if not for this adventure. There is no need for me to do it again. However, if I find myself thirsty near America or Japan I may have to grab a drink.