Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World over St. Patrick’s Day? We did exactly this last year and it was a fantastic day! Read on for some fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Walt Disney World (or at home) and share your own tips below! This post contains affiliate links.
Whether or not your family is Irish, St. Patrick’s Day can be a lot of fun. I don’t know why we have latched on to this particular holiday, but for some reason, we really get into what some may call the luckiest day of the year. And if you get to spend it Disney-style? You may be the luckiest of all!
How to celebrate St. Patricks Day the Disney Way!
The boys wore these hilarious Star Wars Luck of the Jedi Yoda shirts, which I can no longer find in kids’ sizes. However, there is now a white version for adults and I love it. Spending a few bucks on a themed shirt is a surefire way to embrace some holiday fun.
I also grabbed a handful of shamrock necklaces from the Dollar Spot at Target. This was a fun way to be festive and not worry about spending a ton of money. FYI, these are super cheap so don’t freak out if you sweat a lot and your neck turns green. It comes right off in the shower!
We loved adding a festive touch to our day just for the fun of it. Walt Disney World is one of those places that is just begging us to relax, be silly and enjoy life’s little pleasures. You want shamrock beads? Shamrock beads, you shall have.
Green your Photo ops
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a holiday where the Characters wear special outfits in the parks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get into a green theme! Instead of hunting for hidden Mickeys, why not try to focus on green spaces for your photos?
St. Patrick’s Day falls right at the beginning of the International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot, so there will be many topiaries around with plenty of green for a festive backdrop. Not to mention “evergreen” Characters like Buzz Lightyear, Peter Pan and the Green Army Men!
I bet once you start looking for green in the parks you’ll find all kinds of fun photo ops.
St. Patrick’s Day at Disney Springs
If you don’t plan to be in the parks and you want the full St. Patrick’s Day experience, look no further than Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Disney Springs!
The Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Festival will keep you celebrating all week with music, delicious food, and face-painting. Check out all the festival details on the Disney Parks Blog.
Go Green at Epcot
As I mentioned above, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will be in full swing. Not only will you enjoy everything Epcot typically has to offer, there will also be tons of special exhibits and delicious food.
Last year, we sought out butterflies, play areas and lots of fun photo-ops along with tasty treats from the Outdoor Kitchens.
And don’t forget to stop by the United Kingdom Pavilion for a beer or Fish & Chips on your way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If the crowds are starting to gather, don’t fret! There are drinks to be had in Hollywood.
Check out the amazing Star Wars festivities at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and be sure to stick around for the fireworks show, Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular. They are not to be missed!
It’s true that last year we had an awesome trip to Walt Disney World over St. Patrick’s Day, but we can’t always be there, no matter how hard we try.
If you’re like us, this year you might just be staying home. That’s ok too! There are lots of fun ways to celebrate the Disney way without leaving your house.
Make some green Mickey waffles or other lucky snacks, rock your Shamrock beads and if you really want to amp up the treasure at the end of the rainbow, check out some of this adorable Disney gear with your phone on the Shop Disney Parks app or online at Shop Disney and get into it!
Whatever your plans are this St. Patrick’s Day, may the luck of the Irish be with you!
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