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St. Patrick's Day 2023

Get festive in one of Orlando's magical theme parks

St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day at Universal CityWalk
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Orlando may not be known for jaw-dropping downtown parades or Paddy-inspired green canals, but they have something better prepared for St. Patrick’s Day. The city is jam-packed with gigantic theme parks, offering many festive options for both kids and adults. Let’s explore some of them.

Universal Studios (March 17, 2023)

The Universal Studios park offers a bunch of thematic shops and restaurants, which are especially awesome to visit on St. Patrick’s Day. First, we suggest heading to Finnegan’s Bar and Grill for authentic Irish dishes, like shepherd’s pie and the traditional Guinness beef stew. Of course, you can also complement your meals with a glass of beer or Irish whiskey. After that, don’t hesitate to visit Rosie’s Irish shop, which presents a variety of thematic souvenirs and Guinness merch. And if this isn’t enough, go over to Pat O’Brien’s Bar for some green cocktails and live piano music.

Walt Disney World (March 17, 2023)

DisneyWorld is a dream destination for people of all ages, and on St. Patrick’s Day, it turns into a real fairytale. One of the most popular spots for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Disneyworld is Raglan Road Irish Pub, located in Disney Springs. The place is known for its St. Pat’s festivals with live Irish music, dances, and authentic food. The event begins at around 11 am, so wake up early and don’t forget to grab your green hat.

SeaWorld Orlando (March 10-19, 2023)

SeaWorld park gets super fancy on St. Patrick’s Day. All shops and cafes are expected to turn green for the holiday, and their Glacier Bar will serve the “Luck of the Irish” drink—partially made with Irish whiskey. But if you’re in a mood for something sweeter, be sure to visit Edy’s Ice Cream Parlor and try their delicious green mint ice cream.

Remember: Orlando’s thematic parks are bustling on holidays, so book your accommodation in advance and always check their official pages to stay tuned about any possible updates. But most importantly—have fun!

Last updated: by Nataliia Chaika