crawlDisney: Crawling the Highway in the Sky
Looking for a pub crawl that can be fairly quick and won’t involve much walking? This Monorail Pub Crawl is for you!
Conveniently, the Resort Monorail loop will take you to the Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian resorts for a monorail bar crawl. If you’re staying at one of these resorts, just hop on the Resort Monorail. If not, the easiest way to start is to take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and get on the Resort Monorail from there if you’re staying at one of the other Disney World resorts. You could also park at the Ticket and Transportation Center and get on the Resort loop there.
Let’s assume you start at the Magic Kingdom; from there the Resort Monorail will take you to the Contemporary Resort. Head down from the Grand Canyon Concourse to the ground floor where you’ll find our first stop, The Wave!
Featured at The Wave is the Orlando Brewing organic beer sampler. It includes pours of Orlando Blonde, Orlando Pale Ale, and Orlando Brown Ale. In addition, The Wave carries the expanded standard beer menu, so you can expect beers such as Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat and Left Hand Milk Stout (not the nitro version unfortunately).
Once you’ve had your fill at The Wave, head back up to the monorail station and continue your journey through the Ticket and Transportation Center to the newly updated Polynesian Village Resort. We’d be remiss in not recommending the brand new Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto for your stop at the Polynesian.
At the Grog Grotto flights of Kona beer are served as well as several others. The Kona sampler includes pours of Kona Longboard Lager, Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale, and Kona Castaway IPA. Sit inside for the full effects and mood of the Grog Grotto or enjoy live music on the Tiki Terrace.
One more stop on this monorail ride: our recommendation for the Grand Floridian is a bit unusual. Instead of going to the restaurants or Mizner’s Lounge, our suggestion is to head down to the pool! Both the Beach and St. John’s Pool Bars serve a varied selection including a Cigar City Special Release rotating tap.
At this point the Resort Monorail heads back to the Magic Kingdom. Bonus points for taking a boat over to the Wilderness Lodge or heading back into the Magic Kingdom for a Be Our Guest Restaurant reservation!