Walt Disney World for Adults: Tips for Drinking Around the World at Epcot – What You Need to Know
You guys know I’m a fan of drinking around the world at Epcot just as much as one would image an adult ThemeParkHipster would be.
However, there have been times at Epcot where the Epcot Twilight Zone begins right before the sun is about to set.
It’s a time in the evening where adults change from docile human beings to playful big kids doped up on cotton candy.
The only problem is that it’s not cotton candy.
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During the Epcot Twilight Zone, you will hear random, “I love this place,” yelled at the top of a 30 something year old’s lungs or see two frat guys doing push-ups in the middle of the Germany Pavilion.
Don’t worry, I’m not here to judge anyone.
I’m only here to help guide you on how to drink all day and not pass out or get drunk at Epcot.
11 – Epcot Drinking Around the World Tips
Before we go through the Do’s and Don’ts of drinking at Epcot, let’s go through a few tips on how you can conquer your quest!
1 – Start Early
Coming early to Epcot will give you a chance to pace yourself.
You will be able to enjoy not only the amazing drinks that are being offered, but you’ll also get to experience the attractions in both Future World and World Showcase.
Future World opens at 9 a.m. and World Showcase opens at 11 a.m. unless it’s an Extra Magic Hours day.
2 – Begin in Mexico
When starting out on your World Showcase journey, you’ll notice that there are two paths to choose from.
If you go towards the left, you’ll start in Mexico and towards the right you’ll see Canada.
This route will give you a well-balanced enjoyment of the cocktails around World Showcase.
Mexico offerings are heavily focused on tequila, which is great to start with instead of having at the end of your day.
Once you’re done touring the World Showcase in Epcot, you’ll finish up your last drink in Canada.
3 – Explore World Showcase at Epcot
Check out the tequila cave inside the twilight marketplace of the Mexican pyramid.
Keep in mind that the drinks inside La Cave del Tequila are pricey starting around $13.00.
Discover the Chinese Pavilion and all the unique shops highlighting the country’s history and culture.
When you make it to Italy, take a break inside the wine lounge and enjoy a journey through Italy’s wine tasting sample.
It’s a great way to escape the blazing Florida heat and it gives you a relaxing vibe.
4 – Choose Authentic Drinks of the Country
When completing the Epcot Drinking Around the World Challenge, be sure to try wine, beer, or liquor specific to the country you’re in.
One of my top recommendations is to purchase Apple Ice Wine from Canada.
Man, I love this wine soooo much!
Apple Ice Wine is the concentration of the apples’ sugar, using the natural cold of Québec’s winters.
Each apple is handpicked and it takes approximately 80 apples to produce a single bottle.
5 – Avoid Mixing Alcohol
According to Dr. Kevin Strang, Ph.D., when you drink something with lower alcohol first you get used to drinking and getting drunk at a certain rate.
When you switch to something harder, you tend to remain used to the earlier rate of drinking and intoxication — and as a result you take in the booze faster.
The flip side is if you do it in the opposite order, you are likely going to have a better time.
6 – Stay Hydrated
When you combine alcohol with the Florida heat and humidity, you’re in for a miserable day that can possibly lead to dehydration, vomiting or alcohol poisoning.
So, try not to finish every beverage and drink lots of water.
7 – Have Snacks Between Drinks
In order to prevent alcohol intoxication, be sure to keep snacks on hand such as pretzels.
You can also create your own eating around the world Epcot tour to help reduce getting drunk at Disney.
Each country of World Showcase has at least one quick service and one full service restaurant.
8 – Get Your Own Drinking Around the World at Epcot T-Shirt
9 – Know the Epcot Drinking Around the World Price
Plan to spend around $100 or more to complete the World Showcase challenge. Remember this cost only includes drinks and not food.
10 – Share Your Drinks
To help alleviate the $100 price tag, think about doing your taste test with a friend. It’ll also help prevent you from getting intoxicated.
11 – Be Kind to Others
This is my number one tip.
The reason I wanted to write this guide is to help remind you that Walt Disney World is a place that brings everyone together.
Please be mindful of the families around you by drinking within your means and acting respectable.
19 Do’s and Don’ts of Drinking Around the World at Epcot
Now that we’ve got a few basic tips out the way, let’s go through my top Epcot Drinking Do’s and Don’ts.
1 – DO
Bring sunglasses to hide tipsy eyes.
2 – DON’T
Try to complete each drink. (Taste only…I know it’s breaking the drinking club number one rule).
3 – DO
Eat a nice, balanced and hearty brunch.
4 – DON’T
Start with heavy liquor (possibly drink wine or beer).
5 – DO
Pace yourself and take breaks.
6 – DON’T
Drink outside, especially in peak Florida heat.
7 – DO
Drink lots of water (aim for one cup of water for each alcoholic beverage).
8 – DON’T
9 – DO
Eat between drinks (this can decrease blackouts).
10 – DON’T
Drink more than one drink from each country.
11 – DO
Have a designated driver or stay on Disney property.
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12 – DON’T
Drink too quickly.
13 – DO
Take vitamins prior to your visit (particularly the vitamin B complex supplement).
14 – DON’T
Use Tylenol (can potentiate liver damage).
15 – DO
Know your limits.
16 – DON’T
Mix alcohol (try to stick with the alcoholic beverage in the same family).
17 – DO
Drink Powerade (will help keep electrolytes replenished).
18 – DON’T
Try to tackle Snow White or climb the pyramid in the Mexico Pavilion.
19 – DO
Exercise judgement. You’re at Disney!
What Drinks to Get in Epcot?
Here are a few of the best drinks to try on your next solo trip to Epcot!
Mediterranean Journey in Morocco
Read my review of the Mediterranean Journey here.
Pimm’s Cup in the U.K. Pavilion
Read my full review of the Pimm’s Cup here.
Leaping Leprechaun in the U.K. Pavilion
Read my full review of the Leaping Leprechaun here.
Ottawa Apple in Canada Pavilion
This is quickly starting to become one of my go-to drinks at Epcot. You can find this delicious Canadian-inspired drink at the Popcorn Canada kiosk or inside the Le Cellier restaurant.
Expect to pay around $11.50 for this drink.
Ottawa Apple Drink Recipe
- Crown Royal Maple Whiskey
- Apple Infusion
- Cranberry Juice
If you’re not into these types of drinks, don’t worry because I got you! Check out the 21 Best Drinks to Have at Epcot here.
Drinking Around the World at Epcot Passport
Now that you know what to drink, are you ready to conquer drinking around the world at Epcot?
Don’t get overwhelmed trying to plan your perfect route around World Showcase. You already have enough to worry about for your Disney vacation.
Get your Drinking Around the World Passport to help you keep track of your progress of the best drinks in Epcot.
Grab your own copy below!
Most Common Epcot Drinking Around the World Questions
Before we wrap up this Epcot guide, let’s go through some questions you may have for your next globe-trotting adventure!
Can you walk around Epcot with alcohol?
Yes, you can drink at Epcot while walking around World Showcase with your beverage.
What are the 11 countries at Epcot?
- America (United States)
- United Kingdom
How much do drinks cost at Epcot?
Beer and wine are poured at about 3 ounces for wine and 6 ounces for beer or cocktails.
On average, drinking around the world at Epcot cost around $9 for beer and wine with cocktails averaging about $11.50.
Since Epcot World Showcase has eleven countries, you can expect to pay about $110 for your drinking adventure.
Epcot Drink Around the World Prices
- Avocado Margarita | Location: La Cava del Tequila in Mexico Cost: $14.50
- Viking Coffee – Location: Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Norway Cost: $13.00
- Mango Gingerita | Location: Joy of Tea in China Cost: $8.95
- Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon | Location: Sommerfest in Germany Cost: $10.00
- Italian Margarita | Location: Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in Italy Cost: $14.00
- Frozen Red Stag Lemonade | Location: Fife & Drum Tavern in America Cost: $11.00
- Tokyo Sunset | Location: Kabuki Cafe in Japan Cost: $8.50
- The Mediterranean Journey | Location: Spice Road Table in Morocco Cost: $12.99
- Orange Slush – Location: Les Vins des Chefs de France in France Cost: $9.86
- Leaping Leprechaun | Location: Rose and Crown Pub in the United Kingdom Cost: $13.75
- Apple Icewine | Location: Trading Post in Canada Cost: $6.57, 2 oz.
If you went with my recommendations, then your total cost would be $123.12 (prices subject to change).
Just remember, you can always split the cost with a friend…
…I’m always down to hangout with you at Epcot 🙂
What Disney Parks can you drink at?
Each Walt Disney World Resort theme park offers alcoholic beverages if you’re of age. These parks include:
- Magic Kingdom Theme Park
- Hollywood Studios
- Animal Kingdom
- Typhoon Lagoon
- Blizzard Beach
Where can you drink at Epcot?
You can find drinks at all of the Epcot restaurants. There are also drinks offered at select quick service locations and kiosks throughout the park.
No matter what you do at Epcot, you’re going to have a great time. Just remember to stay safe and keep it classy (a trait we Hipsters must have).
While you’re drinking around the world, be sure to discover all the unique, cultural influences happening in World Showcase!
Let me know if you’ve ever done the Epcot drinking around the world challenge in the comments section.
Check out the articles below for more Disney for adults theme park guides.
- Epcot for Adults: The Complete Guide
- What are the Best FastPasses at Epcot
- Pro Tips for Epcot Food and Wine Festival
- Is Takumi Tei Worth It? Epcot’s Newest Japanese Restaurant
- Tips for Doing Walt Disney World on a Budget
- Magic Kingdom for Adults the Complete Guide
- How to Go to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Solo
- Where to find Cheap Disney Tickets
Read the Disney Vacation Planning Guide for your next dream trip!
Until next time, be safe and Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!
(Original article written in 2017/Updated June 6, 2020)