Beer Souvenirs at Walt Disney World
If you’re like me, you’re not a fan of the generic year merchandise and the stuff you can find at nearly every store in Walt Disney World. With the generally family-friendly atmosphere of Walt Disney World, I wasn’t expecting to find much in the way of beer-related souvenirs. To my surprise, this wasn’t exactly the case.
At Downtown Disney at the Arribas Brothers shop, I found a boot glass. I believe this one was also in the Germany pavilion, but this particular photo is from Downtown Disney. It seemed to be a boot for a single bottle of beer instead of a boot that holds a liter of beer plus room for a nice head like my Warsteiner boot. Since I already had a Warsteiner boot that, to be honest, doesn’t get used very often, I wasn’t very interested in picking up another boot.
Also at Downtown Disney, Team Mickey had a variety of ESPN themed glasses.
Unless you’re a die-hard fan of SportsCenter and love reading the various catch-phrases over and over again, skip these. I did. I don’t think I could look at a glass that says “Boo-yah!” or “All that and a bag of chips.” for very long.
These glasses were in various places around Walt Disney World; I believe I saw them first at World of Disney but also saw them in Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom. They’re fairly nice looking and certainly classier than the ESPN glasses with the gold mouse ears around the rim. They also match a variety of other glassware that have the Mickey ears around the rim.
The best place for beer souvenirs was the Germany pavilion (surprising, right?).
These two steins are specifically Epcot-themed and were very nice. Personally, I liked the Germany pavilion one a bit more than the character-filled one, but both are quality steins and are made in Germany. They were both in the stein store in Germany, which had many more steins than just these two.
The only “problem” (using the word a little loosely here) with the steins are the prices. Most are north of $100. Naturally, as with most things in Walt Disney World, they aren’t cheap. However, they do make a quality souvenir. However, I didn’t end up bringing one home. I had a big internal debate over the Germany pavilion stein but ended up not getting one.
However, I didn’t come home without a beer glass. My wife found an Arribas pilsner glass in Germany (it turned out that this glass was all over Disney World, as we learned) with Mickey, Cinderella Castle, and Walt Disney World etched into it. These particular glasses are customizable, so she had “2013” etched below the graphic. This glass has been in a couple of reviews since the trip. To the left you can see it filled with Dogfish Head Namaste.
I’m sure these aren’t the only beer souvenirs in Disney World; these are just some of the items that caught my eye. Did I miss anything important? Let me know below!
Last Thursday, Jenn and Pat gave Melissa of Mouse on the Mind drinking advice for the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! This is going to be an advice two-parter; Katie and I will be sharing our words of wisdom this Thursday I believe. Keep an eye out for it (I’m sure we’ll remind you when Melissa posts the article on our Facebook and Twitter accounts).