December 29, 2013

Fun Stuff: The Disney Monorail Pub Crawl

The Disney Monorail Pub Crawl

Yes, another crawl and drinking game. Based on the all time favorite and extremely popular EPCOT "Drink Around the World" game. This version of the games takes you around the Monorail between three beautiful Disney resorts: The Grand Floridian, The Contemporary, and the The Polynesian Resort.

It may not seem like much of a challenge compared to the EPCOT DATW game because it's only three stops. However, each resort offers a lounge type experience with an array of cocktails and mixers with plenty of food at your disposal.

Just sitting in one of the fancy lounges can make you forget you're on a CRAWL! The atmosphere of each location can also get you caught up by, socializing with your friends or family, and forgetting where you are at the moment. In essence, this crawl is a bit more difficult than at first sight.

A review from the ALT Disney World, 

Outer Rim, Contemporary

First - the Outer Rim, a small lounge on the Contemporary’s fourth floor concourse, overlooking Bay Lake. The Outer Rim serves the standard WDW cocktail menu, the Jetsons-style standby, the Blue Glow-tini, is all perfectly appropriate. Admittedly it’s over-priced at about $10, but we wanted to set the mood for our pub crawl, so the Glow-tini was the order of the day. If you haven’t experienced one, the Glow-tini is a concoction of Skyy Infusions Citrus Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao and pineapple juice, lit from within by a souvenir glow cube. 
The Disney Monorail Pub Crawl Glow-tini
Glow-tini Cocktails

The Outer Rim (open 4:30-10:30 p.m.) isn’t the most memorable stop on the Pub Crawl, so feel free to make it a quick stop. If you’re meeting friends, it’s a handy meeting place.

The Contemporary has two other options for pub crawling: the Wave bar and the California Grill lounge. The Wave bar is nice and quiet. The California grill can be just the opposite. It’s a madhouse for at least an hour before the fireworks and 30 minutes or so after. If you miss that window, though, you can still enjoy the beautiful view -- and you may even get a seat to rest your weary feet. If you got an early start and you can fit in a fourth stop before 10, when both these places close, you can end your night with a fourth stop back at the Contemporary and get a taste of a second bar. 

Tambu Lounge, Polynesian

We timed our trip so we could catch the fireworks from the Polynesian. If you wander down to the beach, there’s a beautiful view from there.

The lounge is bustling and crowded, but in a festive way. It may be hard to find a seat, but it will be worth the wait. 

The Disney Monorail Pub Crawl Lapu Lapu
The Lapu Lapu Drink
Tambu is the rare Disney lounge that actually does have a signature drink: the lapu lapu - made with Myers’s Original Dark rum and tropical fruit juices topped with Bacardi 151 rum and served in a flamboyant fresh pineapple, complete with cocktail umbrella. This is a serious drink and worth the money.

I ordered another drink that isn’t exclusive to the Tambu Lounge but seemed suitable to the environment: The Eco-tini. Made of VeeV Acai Liquor, Triple Sec, Agave Nectar, ginger and lemon juice, this sexy martini is served with a souvenir Acai seed bracelet. Very cute.

If you want to linger, the Tambu Lounge can be the last stop on the Monorail crawl with the last call at midnight.

Mizner’s Lounge, the Grand Floridian 

The Disney Monorail Pub Crawl Mizners Lounge

It would be easy to sink into one of the plush chairs at Mizner’s and stay all night, so it’s a good thing we made this our last stop.

Mizner’s demands old-fashioned libations, like Old-Fashioned, bourbon or scotch on the rocks. It’s also a fabulous place for a brandy or a spiked coffee. Mizner’s also has a great wine list, if that’s your thing. So forget the canned cocktail menu and let the spirits move you.

If you get there by 10pm, you also can enjoy the Grand Floridian’s jazz band or take in the fireworks from the beach.

You can linger at Mizner’s late into the evening -- until about 11 p.m. closing time -- The bar at Citrico's is also a great alternative option.

All these locations has view of Wishes at the end of the night.



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