March 16, 2020 Update: Disney announced that Disney Springs is closing March 17, 2020. It will not be open for St. Patrick’s Day 2020.
BREAKING NEWS: DISNEY WORLD IS CLOSING DUE TO COVID-19!
March 12, 2020: Thursday evening, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida released the following statement saying:
“In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15th, through the end of the month,” a Disney spokesperson said.
The Walt Disney Company will pay its cast members during that closure period. The hotel at Walt Disney World resort will remain open until further notice.
The retail and dining establishments at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World will remain open for now.
Domestic Walt Disney Company employees who are able to work from home are being asked to do so, including those at The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Direct-to-Consumer, and Parks, Experiences and Products. We will continue to stay in close contact with appropriate officials and health experts.”
Disney World resort employs more than 75,000 people, making it the largest single-site employer in the United States.
March 12, 2020 announcement: Disney World is closing March 15, 2020.
March 2020: Raglan Road at Disney Springs
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2020 at Disney Springs
The mightiest of mighty Irish festivals, Raglan Road’s Mighty Festival, kicks off on Friday, March 13, 2020 and runs thru Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Experience a rollicking party in March during a uniquely Disney and authentically Irish tribute to St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy festive encounters of all kinds with entertainment and merchandise inspired by the Emerald Isle.
Raglan Road at Disney Springs
They’re after me Lucky Charms!
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the biggest leprechaun of all!
Irish Sights, Shopping and More: Just follow the shamrocks as they take you on an Irish history lesson—from the Cliffs of Moher and Blarney Castle to the Rock of Cashel. It’s a perfect opportunity to pick up fun facts about several famous landmarks!
Free Nightly Entertainment
Catch talented singer-songwriters and energetic bands belting out Irish tunes, popular ballads and pub classics on multiple stages.
- Main Stage: 4:30 PM to 1:00 AM
- Patio Stage: 8:00 PM to 12:30 AM
- The Rhythms of Raglan Dance Show (Main Stage):4:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Sunday—and noon to 3:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday during The Rollicking Raglan Brunch
- Live Music and Dance Shows: 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
- Live Bands: 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM
The Rollicking Raglan Brunch
Join us for this high-spirited weekend event—Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Anticipate a menu packed with lip-smacking Irish entrées, sides and specialty morning cocktails. Plus, the all-new Rhythms of Raglan Dance Show hits the Main Stage from noon to 3:00 PM.
Live music throughout the weekend sets the high-energy scene
- And, of course, The Raglan Road Dancers
You can find the full performance schedule by visiting the Raglan Road website.
As always, the Festival is a family-friendly event, and your young one might even enjoy a dance lesson onstage!
Raglan Road’s brunch, lunch, dinner, and bar menus will all be available to diners — including some new dishes like Guinness-infused Bangin’ Bangers and Mighty Mash as well as In Cod’s Way.
March 17, 2019: Minnie showed up at Old Key West in her new outfit! Looking so pretty in green!
Perfect Mickey Ears for celebrating being Irish. 🙂
Be sure to stop by Raglan Road’s Shop which will have a wide selection of St. Patrick’s Day merchandise available, including Raglan Road t-shirts and souvenirs, Celtic jewelry and much more.
Irish Mickey and Minnie celebrating at Disney World.
Mickey and Minnie get to wear their Irish costumes only 1 day a year….
Music and Merriment: Kick up your heels for family-friendly festivities filled with singing, dancing and more! Whether you’re looking for high-energy sets showcasing authentic live music or a step-by-step workshop teaching you how to dance like the Irish, you’ll find it all during the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Disney Springs’ Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant.
Try the lamb and potatoes!
Irish Food & Beverage: Savor traditional Irish fare and refreshment, from the flavors of the countryside to classic pub favorites. You’re invited to sink your teeth into some corned beef specials and quench your thirst with specialty drinks at a variety of locations.
Try the fish and chips!
Make your St. Patrick’s Day reservations now! To make reservations for March 16th or 18th, call (407) 938-0300.
Irish Mickey & Minnie celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Disneyland Paris last year. Unfortunately, Disneyland Paris is closing for the rest of the month.
Mickey cupcakes for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
March 16, 2020 Update: Disney announced that all Disney Stores in North America are closing March 17, 2020.
Check out this new Disney gift card that Elly got!
We traded for this green Mickey pin with its Hidden Mickey!
New green Starbucks mug.
I traded for this Irish Mickey at Disney Springs! He’s a cutie!
HOW TO BE IRISH FOR A DAY
The team at Raglan Road Irish Pub takes the holiday seriously and recently shared their top tips on how to “Celebrate like the Irish”:
- Please don’t call the holiday “St. Patty’s.” It’s either “St. Patrick’s Day” or “St. Paddy’s.”
- A shamrock has three leaves…not four – that would be a clover.
- Americans invented the St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1737 in Boston.
- Most Irish pubs do a full month’s business on St. Patrick’s Day.
- Guinness sells 13 million pints on St. Patrick’s Day versus the usual 5 million daily.
- Green beer is an American invention. Raglan Road does not serve green beer, that would be sacrilege!
Though green beer isn’t on the menu, a full line-up of entertainment is on tap, along with a mighty selection of beers, spirits and craft cocktails served alongside exceptional Irish fare.
Try a flight of Irish beers during the celebration.
March 17, 2020
Everyone is Irish on March 17th!
We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale
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Have a magical day!
Two Disney Sisters
Don’t forget to wear a bit of the green on March 17th!