With our upcoming adult trip to Walt Disney World resorts one of the things we are looking forward to are the amazing pubs and lounges especially along the monorail route! Most people think about the monorail at the Walt Disney World as transportation,but it is also the most efficient means of exploring the great dining and nightlife options the 'World' has to offer without ever having to touch the ground. From rooftops lofts to tiki bars, here’s your guide to getting around the Disney resorts that make up the monorail pub crawl. "Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas."
Stop 1: Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
At this lavish Disney resort hotel, Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication. From the monorail station, you'll enter the second-floor balcony of the five-story lobby. This perch provides a great group photo opp overlooking the grand sumptuous lobby.
On the same floor as the monorail station you will find Citricos. Unwind within the Mediterranean ambiance at this cozy bar where you can enjoy international wines, cocktails, artisanal beers and seasonal tapas. The lounge also offers small plates if you need something to snack on during your bar hopping!
I am so excited for this lounge option which just recently opened at the Grand Floridian Resort. Inspired by the magic and romance of Disney’s popular live-action movie, “Beauty and the Beast,” the lounge features four unique gathering spaces inspired by Belle and the Beast with elegance around every corner. Above the main bar, you will take in the sights of a gorgeous chandelier inspired by Belle’s flowing golden ball gown, while the library showcases classical baroque designs and French furnishings. A garden room takes its inspiration from the enchanted forest surrounding the castle, and an outdoor patio evokes the romance of Beast’s garden terrace. Sit back, relax and enjoy charming wines from around the world served by the ounce, glass, or bottle. Champagne, beer, and cider will also be available along with tableside cocktails. Also a variety of delectable, shareable bites like artisanal cheeses, a house-made flatbread, short rib sliders, and even white sturgeon caviar. Stop 2: Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Disney's Polynesian Village is one of two original hotels that opened with the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971. I love this resorts South Pacific theming complete with lush flowers and tiki torches. Say ‘aloha’ to your cares as you enjoy the exotic flavors of the Polynesian resort lounges.
Tambu Lounge - Pull up a stool at this enchanting watering hole where you’ll find tropical drinks and Hawaiian-
inspired appetizers to Tiki your fancy from exotic conch ceviche and flavorful kebab to island-themed specialty cocktails and a full bar menu. I am definitely looking forward to trying the the Backscratcher, made with Bacardi Superior Rum, Myers’s Original Dark Rum and passion fruit juice topped with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. The cocktail even comes with its own bamboo backscratcher! Note: I'm not going to lie - I'm secretly come here for the ‘Ohana Bread Pudding! Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
This is one of my favorite lounges along the monorail route! I just love whimsically themed lounge—overrun with ancient artifacts and exotic treasures while sipping an exotic cocktail fun names like the Mosquito Mojito, Shruken Zombie Head and the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum courtesy of Jungle Cruise “head” salesman and mixologist Trader Sam himself! A Polynesian inspired menu of small plates such as Hawaiian poke with Sriracha aioli, kalua pork tacos and dumplings with soy-sesame dipping sauce. Stop 3: Disney's Contemporary Resort This ultra-modern resort is a Walt Disney World Resort original with its distinctive A-frame structure a fixture of the skyline since 1971. What makes it cooler than other "monorail resorts" is that at the Contemporary, the monorail track literally goes through the Disney Resort!
Check out the three lounges at Disney Contemporary resort not to be missed!
California Grill Lounge - Head up to the 15th floor where you will have the best views of Bay Lake and the Magic Kingdom. You can even grab a perfect spot on the outdoor observation area to watch the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom Park. Seating is on a first-served basis offering the same menu as the restaurant featuring Wines by the Glass, craft beer and signature cocktails.
The Outer Rim Lounge
Sitting in the heart of it all. So if you would like to catch the monorail zip by, admire stunning views of Bay Lake or simply people watch,this is the perfect lounge for you!Try one of their specialty cocktails.... Red Stag Lemonade, Blue “Glow-tini” or My fave Piña CoLAVA!! A full bar menu is also availabl The Wave Lounge - This stylish bar with an elegant oasis and a chic retreat is great for adults looking to unwind. Serving New World wines, trendy cocktails and draft beers including beer flights, brewed locally at Orlando Brewing Company. Also available is a nice a appetizer menu for under $14.99 The Wave closes at 2 AM so this a great place to end your pub crawl. Cheers to the Ears! To request a free quote click the castle!