Drink Around the World at Epcot

Have you ever wanted to drink in 11 different countries? How about all in one day? Here is our full guide on how to drink around the world at Epcot’s World Showcase, with prices, tips, and our favorite drinks.

Epcot’s World Showcase

The World’s Showcase was created upon Epcot’s opening with 9 countries: Canada, United Kingdom, France, Japan, USA, Italy, Germany, China, and Mexico. The Morocco Pavilion was added in 1984, and the Norway Pavilion was added in 1988. Each pavilion is themed to their respective country, with architecture, shopping, food, and drink. Disney also staffs each pavilion with citizens of that country.

What is drinking around the world?

The concept is simple: have a drink (or a few) at each of the 11 countries featured in Epcot’s World Showcase. The drinks and food in each country are themed, so it truly feels like you’re having a drink in that country! Mitchell and I have done it twice now, and it is the reason that Epcot is my favorite park. 

Drinking around the world has become a selling point for Disney for many adults, and it was the inspiration behind celebrating my 21st birthday at Walt Disney World. You can buy shirts and “passports” on Etsy, that allow you to cross off each country as you get your drink there.

Quick Tips

Before we get into each country, here are a few quick trips that made drinking around the world easy and super fun!

  1. If you have a significant other, friend, or family member that you don’t mind sharing a drink with, do it. You can expect each drink to cost anywhere from $6-$16, meaning you are potentially spending $175 on alcohol for one day. Plus, 11 drinks in 10 hours could go south very quickly (especially when you’re trying different liquors, beers and wines) so splitting a drink helped our wallets and stomachs.
  2. If you have a meal plan, now is the time to use it! The first time Mitchell and I went to Disney, we had a very strict budget, park hopper passes, and a quick service meal plan. We hopped to Epcot for dinner two different nights while we spent our day at other parks, to use our dinner/drink at the World Showcase. We had food and drinks in both the United Kingdom and Morocco before our big Epcot park day! It’s not a traditional drink around the world, but it was much more budget friendly.
  3. Speaking of a meal plan, split your meals too! In the Quick Service meal plan, we each got two meals a day, with an alcoholic drink. For breakfast, we split a croissant and a mimosa in France. For lunch, we split a German sausage and beer. For dinner, we paid for a table service dinner in Mexico, which left us with two meals that we used at the resort for a bedtime snack later that night. Looking back, we could have done four different meals/drinks in Epcot that day using the Quick Service meal plan, and saved ourselves money on two more drinks! Ya live and ya learn, right?
  4. Water, water, water! With each drink you get, ask for a cup of water as well. They are free at each food stand, and you will need the water for how much alcohol you are drinking. Plus, if it is 90 degrees out, ya need to stay hydrated anyways!
  5. If at all possible, drink around the world during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. This runs from August to November every year, and there are many more countries added in the form of stands around the World Showcase! We got additional snacks in Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.

Now, for the countries. I’ll talk about our experiences during our drink around the world at each country, including our favorite drinks!

Canada

In our first Disney trip, we drank in each country except the two countries that we have actually had drinks in together (Canada and America). On our second trip, we had a drink in every country! So our experience in Canada is limited. We visited Canada last, and went to the Popcorn in Canada stand. It’s a quick popcorn stand right in front of the pathway that leads back to Canada Far and Wide. We ordered an Ottawa Apple, which is a whisky cocktail. It tasted like apples and cranberry. I am not a huge whisky fan, but I thought it was pretty good! It definitely was the drink I expected for Canada. Mitchell thought it was good, but a little sweet for a whisky drink. 

We drank it while waiting for Canada Far and Wide, which was an awesome visual show narrated by Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara (Where my Schitt’s Creek fans at?!). 

Canada Pavilion @ Epcot | Walt Disney World, FL
Megan with the Ottawa Apple from Popcorn in Canada

Drink: Ottawa Apple

Mitchell’s Rating: 8.7

Megan’s Rating: 8.5

United Kingdom

The UK pavillion holds a special place in our heart. In our first Disney trip together, we found a quiet place by the water that is pretty empty and love to sit there and enjoy some fish and chips and beer. We order from the Yorkshire County Fish Shop, a quick service stand next to the Rose and Crown. They have a Bass Ale draft and a Harp Lager draft, both of which we have tried. The Bass Ale is a lighter beer, and I love light beers. But Mitchell prefers the Harp Lager!

We take our drinks and fish and chips behind the restaurant to booths near the water. It is so beautiful and a nice place to relax! While there are no attractions in the UK Pavillion, there is a beautiful courtyard to walk through, and you can meet Mary Poppins and Alice and Wonderland. Plus, in the courtyard, they have live music at night! Announced in 2019, there will also be a remodel of the UK Pavillion that will include an addition of Cherry Tree Lane from Mary Poppins.

United Kingdom Pavilion @ Epcot | Walt Disney World, FL
Mitchell drinking a Bass Ale and eating Fish and Chips from Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Drink: Bass Ale draft

Mitchell’s Rating: 7.3

Megan’s Rating: 8.0

Drink: Harp Lager draft

Mitchell’s Rating: 7.7

Megan’s Rating: 6.2

France

Ahhh. My favorite pavilion. I took 4 years of French in high school and visited France my senior year, so going to the France pavilion at Epcot always makes me nostalgic! If you are looking for a brunch spot in Epcot, we love the Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie. They have a wide variety of sandwiches, I got the Croissant Jambon Fromage (croissant with ham and cheese) paired with a mimosa (which was great, but just a normal mimosa), and it was a perfect way to start my drinking around the world.

In 2020, we visited during the Festival of the Arts and went to a pop up stand in the France pavilion, L’Art de la Cuisine Francaise. It was here we got my favorite drink in all of the World Showcase, a Frozen French Martini. This drink has Grey Goose vodka, Chambord Liqueur, Pineapple, orange, and grape juice with a lemon-lime foam. It was fruity, cold and looked beautiful. Of course I choose a pop-up, one time only drink as my favorite one of all time.

I went back later to that same pop up and got Creme de Brie en Petit Pain- AKA Brie cheese in a bread bowl. I studied French for a reason, people. We missed out on the new Beauty and the Beast sing-a-long in the France pavilion, but we can’t wait to hit that AND Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in our next visit.

France Pavilion @ Epcot | Walt Disney World, FL
Megan with a mimosa and Croissant Jambon Fromage from Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie.

Drink: Mimosa

Mitchell’s Rating: 7.1

Megan’s Rating: 8.5

Drink: Frozen French Martini

Mitchell’s Rating: 8.9

Megan’s Rating: PERFECT TEN

Morocco

The Morocco pavilion is beautiful. It comes complete with a bazaar type shopping area, which we LOVE to walk through. We have been to the Tangierine Cafe a few times, and it has amazing food. Mitchell got the Shawarma Lamb Platter and I got the Shawarma Chicken Platter, and they did not disappoint. Mitchell got the casa beer, and I have gotten the sangria a few times. Mitchell claims the casa beer tastes like Corona Light! I think the sangria is just okay. On our last visit, we got a Sangria to share!

There are a few tables right in the front courtyard of the Morocco pavilion, and we prefer those to the ones inside the cafe. It’s so fun to just sit and people watch!

Drink: Casa Beer

Mitchell’s Rating: 5.5

Morocco Pavilion @ Epcot | Walt Disney World, FL
Mitchell with Sangria from the Tangierine Cafe

Drink: Sangria

Mitchell’s Rating: 5.3

Megan’s Rating: 6.7

Japan

Ahhh. The Japan pavilion. Inside this pavilion is another one of our favorite places to sit and take a break. Katsura Grill is the permanent quick service option here, where we got Plum wine and cold Sake. Sake is an interesting drink for sure! During the Festival of the Arts, we visited another pop-up stand called Goshiki. Here, we got Vegetable Gyoza for a snack, and the Nigori Sake cocktail (Frozen nigori Sake and Calpico, accented with strawberry and finished with Cotton Candy). We didn’t love Sake on the first try, but man, that frozen cocktail was good. The cotton candy and strawberry added the sweetness that we had been missing.

If you head down the trails into the trees in Japan, there is a lot of seating, and it is very quiet. This is another spot with not that many people! It is shaded, quiet, and a perfect place to sit and enjoy your drink.

Drink: Plum Wine

Mitchell’s Rating: 1.1

Megan’s Rating: 4.8

Drink: Cold Sake

Mitchell’s Rating: 1.1

Megan’s Rating: 2.2

Japan Pavilion @ Epcot | Walt Disney World Florida
Megan with the Nigori Sake Cocktail from Goshiki, a Festival of Arts popup stand

Drink: Nigori Sake Cocktail

Mitchell’s Rating: 8.8

Megan’s Rating: 9.2

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United States of America

USA, USA, USA! We have made it to the halfway point of the World Showcase! As I stated above, in our first drink around the world, we did not drink in America or Canada. This gives us limited experience here! When we drank in America during our second trip, we stopped at the Fife & Drum tavern, a quick service counter right in front of the big theater. They have jumbo turkey legs here, and they were calling my name in a major way. BUT, we were on our way to dinner so that turkey leg will be mine another day. At the Fife & Drum Tavern we got the Red Stag Lemonade, which is frozen lemonade with Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon. This drink definitely reminded of a nice, hot, American summer, it was deeelicious. 

We met up with my parents in the seating in the back of the America pavillion, and chatted with them while we drank this. If you are able though, check out The American Adventure attraction! It is a very cute show about the country’s history, and another nice break from the heat.

United States Pavilion @ Epcot | Walt Disney World, FL
Mitchell with the Red Stag Lemonade from Fife & Drum Tavern

Drink: Red Stag Lemonade

Mitchell’s Rating: 9.8

Megan’s Rating: 9.2

Italy

Our experience with the Italy pavilion is that we always hit it midday, in 90 degree heat. There is no shade in this pavilion, which leads to us grabbing a drink, shopping, grabbing a pic, and heading on our way. I have hunted everywhere for the name of the cart we went to, and cannot find it. It was there both times we visited, on the right when you walked into the pavilion. On our first trip, we both got a Bellini, which is peach puree with sparkling wine. It was a perfect fruity middle of the day drink! In our second trip, we had the orangecello from this cart, which I believe was orangecello, orange juice, pineapple juice, and strawberry puree. Another drink that was cold, fruity and delicious!

There are very cute shops in the Italy pavilion, and some open seating near the back. We are very excited to see any updates made to this pavilion in the future!

Drink: Bellini

Mitchell’s Rating: 8.9

Megan’s Rating: 8.6

Italy Pavilion @ Epcot | Walt Disney World, FL
Megan with an Orangecello

Drink: Orangecello

Mitchell’s Rating: 9.2

Megan’s Rating: 9.0

Germany

Germany is a very cute, but very small pavilion in the World Showcase. It is always packed full because there is not much seating! We stop into Sommerfest, a quick service restaurant serving many German classics. On our first trip, this was a perfect lunch. We picked up a bratwurst, paired with Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen (which you can buy at groceries stores, at least in Michigan).

I wasn’t feeling up to a dark beer, and it was a very good choice on my part. In our second trip, we got the apple strudel with vanilla sauce, with a Warsteiner Dunkel draft (verrrry dark beer). Since this pavilion has such limited seating, we take our drinks and head closer to the water. Beautiful views and less people! 

Drink: Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen

Mitchell’s Rating: 8.1

Megan’s Rating: 9.4

Germany Pavilion @ Epcot | Walt Disney World, FL
Mitchell with the Warsteiner Dunkel and Apple Strudel from Sommerfest

Drink: Warsteiner Dunkel

Mitchell’s Rating: 9.3

Megan’s Rating: 6.7

China

The China Pavilion is on our list to spend more time on in our next visit. We have always just wandered through the shops, found a pressed penny machine, gotten a drink, and left. It is on my bucket list to meet Mulan here, which I am sure we will be able to pull off after her movie comes out this year! On our first visit, we went to Joy of Tea, a permanent stand located near the water. We got the Canto Loopy, which is vodka and cantaloupe juice. As a HUGE cantaloupe fan, I loved this drink! In 2020, we stopped at a Festival of Arts booth called The Painted Panda. Here, we got the Sea Butterfly, a pea flower infused cocktail with lychee syrup, vodka, light rum, and magic boba pearls. Mitchell and I love boba, so we were very excited! However, this drink disappointed us. There was no significant flavor to it! The presentation was beautiful though, it was purple with a flower in it.

China Pavilion @ Epcot | Walt Disney World, FL
Megan with a Canto Loopy from Joy of Tea

Drink: Canto Loopy

Mitchell’s Rating: 7.8

Megan’s Rating: 8.7

Drink: Sea Butterfly

Mitchell’s Rating: 2.3

Megan’s Rating: 4.5

Norway

In our World Showcase experience, we always assume we have ALL the time in the world at the beginning of the day, then find ourselves scrambling by the end! Learning from our first time, we stopped at Norway first to get a Viking Coffee, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Kamora Coffee Liqueur, for breakfast from the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe.

Our goal was to also see more of the experiences here, something we didn’t do our first time. While the wait times to meet Anna and Elsa and to ride Frozen Ever After were still too long for us, we enjoyed our Viking Coffee by the water while people watching. In our next trip, Frozen Ever After is high on our list to snag a fast pass for! 

Norway Pavilion @ Epcot | Walt Disney World, FL
Mitchell drinking a Viking Coffee from Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

Drink: Viking Coffee

Mitchell’s Rating: 9.8

Megan’s Rating: 9.2

Mexico

Mexico is either the start or the end of your World Showcase experience, normally it is our end. As I’ve mentioned, we went to Disney for my 21st birthday celebration in 2018, arriving 4 days after my actual birthday. Epcot was our last park day, so we decided to have a last hurrah, nice, sit down birthday meal at the end of the day. We hunted for a good place, and decided on San Ángel Inn Restaurante, the restaurant inside of the pyramid.

This was a perfect restaurant. It was dimly lit, with a pyramid backdrop, and amazing staff and food. We could not have asked for a better dinner to end our trip! To accompany my entree, I got the Royal Berry, which was Altos Reposado Tequila, Black Currant Liqueur, Lime Juice and Prickly Pear Purée with a Hibiscus Salt Rim. In your time in this building, check out the Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros. It is a very cute boat ride that is overlooked!

In our second drink around the world, we ran out of time to do anything in Mexico! We stopped for a quick margarita at Choza de Margarita, the permanent margarita stand. We got the Fiesta margarita, which is a mix of strawberry, lime, and mango margaritas. I love a good marg!

Mexico Pavilion @ Epcot | Walt Disney World, FL
Megan with the Royal Berry at the San Ángel Inn Restaurante, clearly on her last drink of the night

Drink: Royal Berry

Mitchell’s Rating: 8.1

Megan’s Rating: 8.2

Drink: Fiesta Margarita

Mitchell’s Rating: 7.8

Megan’s Rating: 9

Your Thoughts

Drinking Around the World is easily my best Disney memory on every trip! If you can spare the money, I would highly recommend going for your 21st birthday to experience the different cultures! Have you ever been to Epcot to drink around the world? Let us know your favorite drinks in the comment section. If you have a trip planned and want to drink around the world, let us know which country you’re most excited to see!

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