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OFT - blog 3-5-14

Downtown Disney ® is going Irish this St. Patrick’s Day with all of the food, drinks, dancing and fun you’ve come to expect from the Irish holiday. Whether you’re looking to drink like an Irishman or party with your family here are some of Downtown Disney’s ® top St. Patrick’s Day festivities:

St. Patrick’s Day may not be until March 17 but you can kick things off early at the popular Irish restaurant and pub Raglan Road on March 7! The Irish and those who wish they were Irish can celebrate the day with a myriad of Raglan Road’s food, drink and festivities including authentic Irish fare from Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon; performances by such acts as The Willis Clan, 3 Dollar Band, We Banjo 3, Goitse, The Raglan Rebels, The Brayzen Heads and popular Raglan Road house band Creel; the Raglan Road dancers; Irish Dance workshops taught by renowned Irish dancer and choreographer Ronan McCormack of the original Riverdance cast; Ceili traditional music and much more.

The celebration will begin at 5 p.m. each night and run until 1 am. From March 15 to 17 the start time moves to noon.

In addition to the Irish fun at Raglan Road, several of Downtown Disney’s ® other restaurants will be serving up their own Irish fare and libations that will turn you Irish in no time! Paradiso 37 will be serving up popular treats and Irish cocktails, like the large-and-in-charge specialty beverage known as The Giant Leprechaun. Meanwhile Planet Hollywood will add some glitz and glam to your St. Patrick’s Day with Irish egg rolls and festive drinks including The Crazy Leperchaun, Planet Shamrock Jell-O Shots and the non-alcoholic Young Lad Irish Sour Apple. Bongo’s will put a Cuban spin on the day with Havana-inspired offerings like the Cuban Leprechaun Mojito and Wolfgang Puck Café will keep things festive with Shamrock Martinis.

If you’re planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the entire family make sure you stop by the Mighty Family Fun Zone Presented by Disney’s “Muppet’s Most Wanted” at Downtown Disney ®. Here families can capture the Irish moment during a photo opportunity with a Muppets-themed backdrop, as well as learn how to draw some of your favorite Muppets characters and play games, take part in giveaways and dance the day away at DJ dance parties. The area will also include roaming stilt walkers, living statues, face painters, tattoo artists and much more!