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    I am thinking Epcot is the place to be on St. Patrick's Day. Does anyone know what kind of festivities any of the parks will have going on this year?
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    I read something about Pleasure Island doing some bands, dancing, etc on the weekend of but cant remember where I saw it. I was interested in the Mardi Gras one is why the St. Pats day schedule caught my eye. The mardi gras one if I remember correctly had something about giving away beads and street performers, etc. and no tickets necessary for it. So I am sure the SP one will be similar. Call PI for info on it.
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    I would think Raglan Road would be doing something since it is an Irish Pub and located in Pleasure Island. Anyone know for sure what they do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smith913 View Post
    I am thinking Epcot is the place to be on St. Patrick's Day. Does anyone know what kind of festivities any of the parks will have going on this year?
    As the folks before me said, Pleasure Island is more the place for St. Patty's day. While Epcot has the World Showcase, Ireland isn't one of the countries showcased, so nothing really special goes on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJenn View Post
    As the folks before me said, Pleasure Island is more the place for St. Patty's day. While Epcot has the World Showcase, Ireland isn't one of the countries showcased, so nothing really special goes on there.
    Umm...doesn't Ireland kinda fall under UK? I'm not exactly Irish...well, except on March 17th...but isn't the whole name of the UK, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

    I've never been at WDW on St. Patrick's Day, but I'm hoping to be there that week this year. I was actually hoping someone had some more specific information than "Hey, go to Raglan Road!" like I keep hearing. Birnbaum's (I know, not my preferred reference either) says "Epcot's United Kingdom marks the day with Irish dining and dancing."

    Anyone know anything more specific?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hgraber View Post
    Umm...doesn't Ireland kinda fall under UK? I'm not exactly Irish...well, except on March 17th...but isn't the whole name of the UK, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

    I've never been at WDW on St. Patrick's Day, but I'm hoping to be there that week this year. I was actually hoping someone had some more specific information than "Hey, go to Raglan Road!" like I keep hearing. Birnbaum's (I know, not my preferred reference either) says "Epcot's United Kingdom marks the day with Irish dining and dancing."

    Anyone know anything more specific?
    Yes, UK does include Northern Ireland, and the day is generally celebrated in the UK, although I'm not sure to what level. I'm also not sure what may be done at the UK pavilion specifically.
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    being very Irish (and not from northern Ireland) my grandfather has often explained to me that the Irish refer to England's flag as the butcher's apron guess it depends on what part you are from)( so i wouldnt say that they are the worlds best friends in reality but in Disney everyone gets along and i would love to hear if there is any festivities i have been wanting to visit around St. Pats for a while now
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    There is a lot of bad blood still...but Northern Ireland does celebrate St. Patrick's Day too - its not a Catholic or a Protestant thing, its an Irish thing.

    I'd expect Raglan Road to REALLY be where the party is at anyways. At Epcot there probably would be some merchandise, and perhaps a special piano player at the R&C.

    My mother, who was born in Dublin, said that one time my dad and her went into a local Irish pub somewhere on St. Patrick's Day (before or shortly after I was born, so late 60s-early 70s). She was wearing a peach dress, which was apparently a little too close to orange for a number of the patrons. It wasn't until she explained that having been born in Dublin she didn't have to wear green to prove she was Irish, and not only was she MORE Irish than anyone there, she was probably more CATHOLIC as well, they backed off...

    She apparently also had the ability to not only tell from an accent whether you were from the Dublin area or not, but WHAT PART of Dublin...
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    Lots of our local drinking establishments really go the whole hog for St.Patricks day. I think it is pretty well celebrated all over the U.K






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