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Planning The Ultimate Epcot Bachelorette Party

Planning The Ultimate Epcot Bachelorette Party

By Kate Pierson

 

There’s another way to see all that the world has to offer, and that’s through Epcot’s World Showcase at Walt Disney World. The World Showcase features 12 countries, each infusing their own food, beverage and culture.

Drinking around the world is a popular bachelorette party idea for a reason. You can stay on-site at Disney, making transportation safe and easy for a large group of partygoers.

Everything you could possibly need is all in the park — food, drinks and entertainment … the works.

Interested in planning your bachelorette party at Epcot? Here’s how to do it.

 

 

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When to Go

Any time you go to Disney, it’ll be packed. However, I don’t recommend doing your bachelorette party during the Food and Wine Festival (August–November).

Yes, Epcot adds more countries to taste and sip unique creations, but the lines are longer and areas that are normally open may be closed off due to the festival.

And, it’s central Florida, so it’s going to be hot. If you do go during this time — stay hydrated!

Our visits have been in March or May, and both were holiday weekends (St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo) — and the whole group had a blast!

February is another great option because that is technically the “offseason,” so the tickets may be cheaper.

 

Where to Stay

Where to stay is really about how much you want to pay. If you’re looking for the ultimate Disney bachelorette experience, stay at an on-site hotel that connects to the Monorail.

Some examples are Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

If you’re looking for something that still has the convenience but is more affordable, check out the hotels along Disney Springs.

Our group stayed at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, and they had a shuttle that came every 30 minutes to transport people to and from the parks.

I loved that they dropped us off right at the monorail pick up spot, so we could just hop on and start our day!

We had a group of four girls, and each girl paid about $110 for the hotel (including the parking fees we split).

Photo courtesy of BeEverThine on Etsy.com

What to Wear

Other than being mindful of the weather, you have free reign to wear whatever you like! I always opt for cute athleticwear so that I’m comfy enough for all of that walking.

Dress your bride squad in matching shirts, Mickey ears, magic bands, water bottles or fanny packs — the options are endless! Check out Etsy for a ton of great options.

We also bought ponchos as soon as we got to the park. Being in Florida, you never know what the weather is going to do during the spring and summer months, so it’s always good to be prepared!

We carried one backpack with everyone’s belongings, and we just switched off carrying it throughout the day. I packed extra Lara bars (I’m gluten-free) and kept a bottle of water or two in there at all times.

What to Drink & Eat in Each Country

Each country in the World Showcase has a variety of food and beverages to try, and you can’t go wrong with any of the options.

However, there are a few fan favorites that pop up on many blogs. We recommend starting in Mexico and ending in Canada.

We didn’t eat in every country, but we did get snacks at certain parts of the day.

Earlier that week, we made our dinner reservation in Italy.

If you want to have structured sit down eating times, make your reservations early.

Richly-hued flowers and floating gardens adorn the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The festival, which runs March 6-June 3, 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., features dozens of character topiaries, stunning floral displays, gardening seminars and the Garden Rocks concert series – all included in regular Epcot admission. Photo by Matt Stroshane / Walt Disney World News

 

Here are my recommendations for each country:

Mexico: Guava Pink Peppercorn Margarita and Empanadas con Queso

Norway: Viking Coffee (flavored with Kamora Liqueur and Baileys) and  School Bread

China: Plum Wine and Veggie Egg Rolls

Germany: Grapefruit Beer and a Jumbo Soft Pretzel

Italy: Bellini and a Cannoli

USA: Lemonade Red Stag and All American Burger

Japan: Tokyo Sunset and California Sushi Roll

Morocco: White or Red Sangria and Hummus Fries

France: Citron Slush and Macarons

United Kingdom: Snakebite and Fries with Malt Vinegar

Canada: Ottawa Apple and Maple Popcorn

 

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