Drinking Around the World at Epcot's World Showcase in Walt Disney World is a popular activity for adults. The idea is you are literally ‘drinking around the world' as you make your way around the World Showcase trying at least one drink from each country. But prepare yourself, Epcot's World Showcase includes 11 countries so that's a lot of drinks! Most folks make a day of it rather than try to do it all in a short time period.
There's also a bit of a debate of where is the best place to start. Since the World Showcase is essentially a circle you'll make your way around it in order but where do you start? The correct answer is (by popular choice) to start in Mexico and end in Canada. Although you can really start where you want!
Free Disney World Vacation Quote
Our favorite Disney-approved re-seller, Get Away Today, can get you a no obligation Disney World vacation quote for free! In addition to great discount prices, their customer service and easy support is absolutely fantastic. They have an entire department dedicated to making sure every order has a wonderful experience and they are on-call to help you during your vacation if you need them.
And at no additional charge, you get FREE concierge Walt Disney World services! These services include having Get Away Today's Walt Disney World expert Brooklyn take care of all your reservations and price monitoring for your trip. This really takes all the stress out of planning a Walt Disney World vacation. Rather than waking up at odd hours of the night to book all your reservations, why not let their travel agents take care of it for you- for free!
You can read my review on my personal experiences booking through Get Away Today and how much you can save here!
How much does it cost to Drink Around the World?
If you add up the total for the popular drinks for each pavilion I list below you get an average total of about $150 with tax. This number could be a little less or more depending on your individual taste but you can expect to set aside at least $100 per person for your Drinking Around the World budget.
Don't forget to budget in your snacks too! It's impossible to Drink Around the World without also tasting all the great food along the way. I would budget on the higher end with $300 per person to account for not just a day of enjoying a drink in every pavilion but snacks and a table service dining reservation along the way.
This would also be a great place to have lunch with your drink so you have a full stomach for your day of drinking. One of my favorite dining spots in Mexico is San Angel Inn Ristorante with a view of the Three Caballeros ride.
But the most popular place to get drinks in Mexico is La Cava del Tequila which will often have long lines throughout the day due to their great margaritas. Even if you decide to dine elsewhere, don't forget to end your adventure with La Cava del Tequila.
Popular drink: Any of the drinks from La Cava del Tequila! ($16-$22 per drink)
Norway offers some cool theming as you're Drinking Around the World! This is also home to one of the most popular rides in Epcot right now: Frozen Ever After. Take the time to explore, there's a lot of great history hiding in this pavilion.
The main stop for drinks in Norway is the beer cart which offers some authentic Norway beers like Einstök Icelandic White Ale and other Norwegian beers on tap.
Popular Drink: Troll Kreme at the Norway Beer Cart for $16 (Frozen blend of cranberry and vanilla topped with Bacardi berry rum served in a souvenir cup)
The best place to grab a drink in China is the Joy of Tea kiosk which not only offers a great selection of tea but speciality cocktails. Keep your eyes peeled for any seasonal festival kiosks which tend to always have great drinks.
Popular drink: Canto Loopy at the Joy of Tea kiosk for $10.50 (vodka and cantaloupe juice)
Germany features a great selection of shops including Weinkeller where you can sample different wine and beers. You can purchase any of the German wines or beer to take home with you making it a great place to take some of that Drinking Around the World spirit home with you.
The beer cart in Germany is also a good choice featuring a wide selection of German beers. But spend some time in the Germany pavilion, the town square theme is picture perfect. And don't forget to grab a bratwurst!
Popular drink: Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen at the Beer and Pretzel Cart for $9.75
Italy is your next stop while Drinking Around the World where you can find something for everyone such as Italian champagne, wine and beer. Enjoy a wine flight with your group at the Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar and snack on some small plates like calamari fritti or carpaccio di manzo.
Italy is also a great place to grab dessert especially at the Gelateria Toscana kiosk which features both gelati and a large selection of Italian drinks from Italian margaritas to frozen sangria.
Popular drink: Any of the wine flights from Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar for $17
The American Adventure (United States)
This is usually a familiar area for most guests that live in the United States but that doesn't mean you still won't find something unique to drink! The Fife & Drum Tavern offers some comfort choices like Bud Light or Samuel Adams but you can also find a speciality drinks at this kiosk like an alcoholic frozen lemonade.
If you're looking for more variety, try the Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue which has the largest selection of beer in the pavilion. You can find beer from all over the USA like IPAs from Florida or wheat ales from Michigan.
Popular drink: Blue Moon Belgian White Ale at the Fife & Drum Tavern for $8.50
Japan is the place to be to get the best sake in Disney World! You can find a selection of sake at the Kabuki Cafe kiosk near the entrance to the pavilion which also offers sake shaved ice along with non-alcoholic Japanese shaved ice.
There's also great restaurants to enjoy like the Katsura Grill and Teppan Edo which both feature fantastic sushi and a huge variety of sake!
Popular drink: Sake Mist at the Kabuki Cafe for $9 (alcoholic shaved ice available in blood orange, coconut, pineapple or blueberry)
The popular stop at Morocco is the Spice Road Table where you can enjoy Moroccan and Mediterranean beers along with a fun selection of Mediterranean cocktails. The bar at Spice Road Table offers a ton of variety and seating.
Many guests pass Morocco by but take the time to stroll through it and take in all the details of the land and courtyards.
Popular drink: Moroccan Mule at Spice Road Table for $14 (Figenza fig vodka, ginger beer, agave, and lime)
Our next stop on our tour of Drinking Around the World takes us to the France pavilion which is my personal favorite at Epcot. France offers a wide selection of drinks and food so there's something for everyone in this area.
Les Vins des Chefs de France is a kiosk located right near the front of the land where you can find a variety of regional French wine, champagne and beer. But the real show stopper at this kiosk are the alcoholic slushies.
When it comes to sit down restaurants, the France pavilion has a great option called Chefs de France which serves only French cuisine along with a huge selection of French wines. And if you're in the mood to just grab a snack, try the traditional French bakery called Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie or fill up on some crepes at Crepes des Chefs de France kiosk. Sometimes the kiosk will be swapped out for seasonal Epcot festivals but that will usually result in even more variety on your Drinking Around the World adventure!
Popular drink: Le Grant Slush at Les Vins des Chefs de France for $18 (with a Grand Marnier or Grey Goose citron shot)
Your next stop in United Kingdom features a themed English bar called the Rose & Crown Pub. This is the best place in United Kingdom to get your drink for your second stop when Drinking Around the World at Epcot. The Rose & Crown Pub offers specialty English cocktails like the Leaping Leprechaun and a great variety of English beers.
If you plan on eating in the United Kingdom, don't forget to grab some fish and chips at the Rose & Crown Pub which also offer a full service bar so you don't need to a reservation if you plan on just grabbing a drink and snack.
Popular drink: the Welsh Dragon at Rose & Crown Pub for $16 (Peach Schnapps, Melon Liqueur, Creme de Menthe, Orange Juice, and Pineapple in a souvenir cup)
And finally, you've reached the end of your journey of Drinking Around the World. Over in Canada, the main drink of choice is a selection of seasonal Canadian beers that you can find at the Popcorn Cart. You can also get maple flavored popcorn at this stand too!
There's no quick-service restaurant in Canada but the table service restaurant called Le Cellier Steakhouse is a popular choice for its great food but also its wide selection of Canadian wines and beers. Canada is always the popular first stop choice for Drinking Around the World at Epcot.
Popular drink: Moosehead Draft at the Popcorn Cart for $9.25
Plan Your Disney World Vacation!
Enjoy our Hollywood Studios guide? Keep reading our blog to keep you updated on everything you need to know to prepare for a Disney Parks vacation! We have a team of writers working hard to keep you updated weekly on events in the parks and tips for navigating the magic. Subscribe to our free deals newsletter to receive helpful planning information, exclusive Disney deals, and access to the lowest priced Disney tickets anywhere. You can find more information on planning your vacation here:
Disclosure: We have used all the products recommended on Mickey Visit. We may receive compensation when you click on links to some products featured.