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Monorail Bar Crawl: Is It Worth It?

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
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Disney World has countless options for ways to have fun and try new things. EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios all have adult beverages that can make your experience more fun while visiting theme Parks. But what about when you want a chill day at your Resort, or you want to explore more of the Disney property? This unofficial monorail bar crawl seems to be a great alternative for many Disney fans.

The monorail bar crawl has gained a lot of traction with various Guests blogging their adventures. A writer at Insider detailed his experience heading to these three resorts; Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

All three of these resorts can easily be accessed using Disney’s free monorail transportation. Each Resort offers its own version of a Disney vacation, with its own theme, culture, and vibe. The unofficial bar crawl offers the opportunity to try out new bars and restaurants in the Resorts, as well as the drink and food selections they have to offer.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The first stop at this Resort is The Tambu Lounge – Great Ceremonial House. It has views of Magic Kingdom that you can enjoy while sipping on a cocktail. Next up is Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. This watering hole is filled with the Hawaiian experience like no other. Trader Sam’s fills up quickly, so it’s a great first stop earlier in the day if you want to try out their cocktails and enjoy the whimsically themed lounge.

Trader Sam's

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Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Steakhouse 71 Lounge is a 1971-themed lounge that pays tribute to Walt Disney and his wife Lillian Disney. The comfy lounge offers cocktails inspired by Florida wetlands and elevated takes from the 1970 time period. After enjoying your tequila sunrise, you can head over to Outer Rim. This location offers views of Bay Lake while you can enjoy their classic drinks “Piña CoLAVA, Watermelon Margarita, Blue “Glow-tini”.

Contemporary Resort

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Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Enchanted Rose offers sips inspired by Beauty and The Beast. This themed bar offers four spaces including a library, French-inspired furniture, a garden room, and a terrace. The romance of Belle and Beast flows throughout the space, also making it a great stop for date night. Lastly, Cítricos Lounge is a must stop to try international wines and cocktails.

Grand Floridian

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Each Resort has a different experience, making each individual spot more unique than the next. With at least two options at each Resort, there are plenty of ways to spend some money while enjoying a new cocktail and taking in the scenery. The unofficial monorail bar crawl seems like a great way to relax and try out new parts of Disney. Overall, it’s a yes in my book!

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.