A Unique Way to Spend Your 21st Birthday: An Epcot Bar Crawl Around the ‘World’
Now that you are legally of age to drink, why not celebrate with more than just a dinner or party? Why not Drink Around the World with an Epcot bar crawl for an extravagant, yet unique experience? Take the Epcot challenge and adventure to Drink Around the World!
What is Epcot?
Epcot is a Walt Disney World theme park in Orlando (under a four-hour drive from campus). Epcot is meant for you to travel around the globe — well the Epcot World Showcase that is (comprised of 11 model countries: Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Canada, United States, Japan, China, France, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom) — for you to get an authentic experience of the world through culture and cuisine. There are rides, shows, fireworks, activities, and more.
What exactly is this Epcot bar crawl/Drinking Around the World thing?
This Epcot bar crawl is simplistic; you have to sample (ideally finish) at least one drink from each of the 11 countries. You attempt to complete all of the countries the Epcot World Showcase has to offer, hence the name Drinking Around the World. You are in the authentic atmosphere of each country so it will feel like you are having a local drink in the country itself. Have some authentic food while you are there too, and snack around the world!
It should be noted that Epcot is not affiliated with Drinking Around the World; it is an unspoken occurrence likely due to the family-centered atmosphere at Walt Disney World. Supporting a surplus of drinking is not the ideal image Disney wants to give off.
Check out this YouTube video of Stantastical drinking around the world.
How do I participate in Drink Around the World if it is not allowed at Epcot?
You can Drink Around the World even if Epcot frowns upon it. It is not illegal to do. You just have to do it yourself so it will not be formal. It will be like your own personal tour! Each country has a kid’s table, with stamps from each country. You can get stamped if you wish in each country to keep track of where you have gotten drinks. If you stay until the end of the day, you can enjoy some fireworks too!
Is there something I can buy/make to record this bar crawl?
Many people create fake passports and checklists to wear around their necks with lanyards. (Creative tip: you can even put pretzels around the lanyard for a constant snack in case you do not eat enough while drinking. Food soaks up alcohol.) These can be stamped in each country, and even have the name of the drink written onto it too.
Be aware that Epcot will not likely stamp your passport if alcohol related texts are on it since they do not want to be affiliated with it. You can buy them online on websites such as Etsy. Here is an example of a passport you can use.
Many people wear Drinking Around the World shirts. This is something you can make yourself or something you can buy online. It makes for some rad photos. You can mark off your drinks on here too. Here is an example of a shirt you could wear.
Check out these passports a crafty Florida State student made for her friends to Drink Around the World for her birthday.
Tips to Succeed
Some things you should keep in mind are that if you cannot finish the challenge, it is quite alright. Drinking Around the World involves a lot of drinking, and it is no silly business. Do not push yourself. Everyone knows what his or her own limits are. So remember to listen to your body and stop when you need to.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate, and I am referring to water here. You should be drinking more water than you would on an average day with the consumption of alcohol. You will be in the sun all day, so the last thing you want to do is pass out from dehydration from the sunny rays and alcohol. Food should also be consumed. Please do not forget to eat. Food will help soak up the alcohol in your system, and it is quite delicious.
This normally can take up most of the day, so there is no rush to drink fast. You can pace yourself. Take breaks, go on a ride, see a show; there is no prize for completing the challenge the fastest. Who would want to be a drunken mess at a Disney theme park? I would hope no one! Lastly, arrange a designated driver beforehand. Do not drink and drive.
How much does this cost?
Many students at Florida State University are Florida residents, so tickets are more affordable — roughly $100. The better deal is to spend $70 more for a 4-day pass of non-consecutive days to Disney parks.
Have no fear; if you are not a Florida resident, a one-day ticket to Epcot is roughly $115. Drinking Around the World at Epcot is much more affordable than drinking around the world through traveling. Drink prices can start ranging from $8. You can buy your tickets here.
After a full day of sun and fun you may want to spend the night in Orlando, so check out local Disney hotels for better deals with your tickets and parking needs.
More Information on Epcot
Epcot is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can check out their website and call at (407) 824-4321 for more information. The theme park is located at 200 Epcot Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821.
Apply to Write for Uloop NewsJoin the Uloop News Team
Discuss This Article
More Uloop Entertainment Articles
Recent FSU News Articles
RECENT FSU CLASSIFIEDS
WRITE FOR ULOOPApply to Write for Uloop News
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
TOP 5 NEWS ARTICLES
BROWSE OTHER COLLEGES
- By CollegeUniversity of Central FloridaFlorida Atlantic UniversityFlorida International UniversityFlorida State UniversityUniversity of FloridaUniversity of South FloridaUniversity of North FloridaSaint Leo UniversityValencia Community CollegeBarry UniversityFlorida Community CollegeEdison State CollegeMiami Dade CollegeUniversity of West FloridaEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityClearwater Christian CollegeFlorida Institute of TechnologyAi Miami International University of Art and DesignAmerican Intercontinental UniversityBethune-Cookman UniversityCarlos Albizu UniversityChipola CollegeDaytona State CollegeEckerd CollegeFlagler CollegeFlorida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityFlorida Coastal School of LawFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityFlorida Hospital College of Health SciencesFlorida Memorial UniversityEverest UniversityFlorida Southern CollegeFull Sail UniversityInternational Academy of Design and TechnologyInternational Academy of Design and TechnologyJacksonville UniversityKeiser UniversityLincoln College of TechnologyLynn UniversityNova Southeastern UniversityNorthwest Florida State CollegePalm Beach Atlantic UniversityRingling College of Art and DesignRollins CollegeSt. Thomas UniversitySoutheastern UniversitySouthwest Florida CollegeSt. Petersburg CollegeStetson UniversityThe Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale IncThe University of TampaWarner UniversityDaytona State CollegeHillsborough Community CollegeBroward CollegeSanta Fe CollegeTallahassee Community CollegeSt. Johns River Community CollegeBrevard Community CollegeManatee Community CollegeSeminole State College of FloridaKaplan UniversityIndian River State CollegePalm Beach State CollegeEastern Florida State CollegeFlorida Gateway CollegeGulf Coast Community College Lake-Sumter State CollegeNorth Florida Community CollegePasco-Hernando State CollegePensacola State CollegeSouth Florida State CollegeSt Johns River State CollegeValencia CollegeAcademy for Five Element AcupunctureAcademy for Nursing and Health OccupationsAcademy of Career TrainingAcademy of CosmetologyAcademy of Healing Arts Massage & Facial Skin CareAdvance Science InstituteAdvanced Technical CentersAM College LLCAmerican Advanced Technicians InstituteAmerican Health InstituteAmerican Institute of BeautyAmerican Medical AcademyAnton Aesthetics AcademyAparicio-Levy Technical CenterArgosy University-SarasotaArgosy University-TampaArtistic Nails and Beauty Academy-LakelandArtistic Nails and Beauty Academy-TampaATA Career EducationAtlantic Institute of Oriental MedicineAve Maria School of LawAviation Institute of Maintenance-OrlandoAviator College of Aeronautical Science and TechnologyBarry University Law SchoolBeacon CollegeBeauty Anatomy Institute of Cosmetology and WellnessBeauty and Health InstituteBeauty Schools of AmericaBeauty Schools of America-HialeahBeauty Schools of America-HomesteadBeauty Schools of America-MiamiBeauty Schools of America-North Miami BeachBenes International School of BeautyBoca Beauty AcademyBradford-Union Technical CenterBrewster Technical CenterBurnett International CollegeCambridge Institute of Allied Health & TechnologyCambridge Institute of Health & TechnologyCape Coral Institute of TechnologyCDA Technical InstituteCelebrity School of BeautyCentral Florida InstituteCentura InstituteCharlotte Technical CenterCHOICE High School and Technical CenterCity College-Altamonte SpringsCity College-GainesvilleCity College-HollywoodCity College-MiamiCollege of Business and Technology-KendallCompu-Med Vocational Careers CorpConcorde Career Institute-JacksonvilleConcorde Career Institute-TampaCortiva Institute-FloridaCosmix School of Makeup ArtistryCozmo Beauty SchoolD A Dorsey Educational CenterDade Medical College-HollywoodDade Medical College-JacksonvilleDade Medical College-MiamiDade Medical College-West Palm BeachDaytona CollegeDigital Media Arts CollegeEast West College of Natural MedicineEdward Waters CollegeEmpire Beauty School-West PalmEternity Cosmetology SchoolEureka Institute of Health and BeautyEverest Institute-KendallEverest Institute-North MiamiEverest University-BrandonEverest University-JacksonvilleEverest University-MelbourneEverest University-Orange ParkEverest University-South OrlandoEverest University-TampaEverglades UniversityEverglades University-SarasotaFashion Focus Hair AcademyFirst Coast Barber AcademyFirst Coast Technical CollegeFlagler Technical InstituteFlorida AcademyFlorida Barber AcademyFlorida CenterFlorida College of Integrative MedicineFlorida College of Natural Health-BradentonFlorida College of Natural Health-MaitlandFlorida Institute of Recording Sound and TechnologyFlorida National University Training CenterFlorida National University-South CampusFlorida Panhandle Technical CollegeFlorida Polytechnic UniversityFlorida School of MassageFlorida Technical CollegeFlorida Vocational InstituteFort Myers Institute of TechnologyFort Pierce Beauty AcademyFortis College-Winter ParkFortis Institute-JacksonvilleFortis Institute-MiamiFortis Institute-MulberryFortis Institute-Port Saint LucieFutura Career InstituteFuture-Tech InstituteGalen College of Nursing-Tampa BayGeorge Stone Technical CenterGeorge T Baker Aviation SchoolGolf Academy of America-Altamonte SpringsGooding Institute of Nurse AnesthesiaHair Design InstituteHeritage Institute-Ft MyersHerzing University-Winter ParkHobe Sound Bible CollegeHollywood Institute of Beauty CareersHollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-CasselberryHollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-West Palm BeachImmokalee Technical CenterInterAmerican Technical InstituteInternational Training CareersITT Technical Institute-BradentonITT Technical Institute-Deerfield BeachITT Technical Institute-HialeahITT Technical Institute-Lake MaryITT Technical Institute-PensacolaITT Technical Institute-TallahasseeITT Technical Institute-TampaITT Technical Institute-West Palm BeachJohnson University FloridaJones College-JacksonvilleJose Maria Vargas UniversityKaizen Beauty AcademyKeiser University- MiamiKeiser University-LakelandKeiser University-OrlandoKeiser University-Pembroke PinesKeiser University-TallahasseeKeiser University-West Palm BeachKnox Theological SeminaryLake Technical CollegeLee Professional InstituteLindsey Hopkins Technical Education CenterLively Technical CenterLoraines Academy IncLorenzo Walker Institute of TechnologyManatee Technical InstituteManhattan Hairstyling AcademyManhattan Hairstyling Academy - NorthMarchman Technical Education CenterMarion County Community Technical and Adult Education CenterMattia CollegeMattia College -MCI Institute of Technology-Boca RatonM-DCPS The English CenterMedTech Institute-Orlando CampusMercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing-Plantation General HospitalNew Concept Massage and Beauty SchoolNew Professions Technical InstituteNorth Florida Cosmetology Institute IncNorthwood University-FloridaNouvelle InstituteOrlando TechParisian Spa InstitutePaul Mitchell the School-Fort MyersPaul Mitchell the School-OrlandoPaul Mitchell the School-TampaPinellas Technical College-ClearwaterPinellas Technical College-St. PetersburgPolytechnic University of Puerto Rico-OrlandoPrestige Health & Beauty Sciences AcademyProfessional Hands InstituteRadford M Locklin Technical CenterRasmussen College-FloridaRasmussen College-Fort MyersRasmussen College-New Port RicheyRasmussen College-Tampa/BrandonRegency Beauty Institute-CarrollwoodRegency Beauty Institute-ClearwaterRemington College-Tampa CampusRidge Career CenterRobert Morgan Educational CenterSAE Institute of Technology-MiamiSaint John Vianney College SeminarySaint Vincent de Paul Regional SeminarySanford-Brown College-TampaSarasota School of Massage TherapySheridan Technical CollegeSouth Florida Bible College and Theological SeminarySouth University-TampaStenotype Institute of Jacksonville Inc-JacksonvilleStrayer University-BrickellStrayer University-Fort Lauderdale CampusSummit Salon AcademySuncoast Technical CollegeSunstate AcademySuwannee-Hamilton Technical CenterTalmudic College of FloridaTaylor CollegeTaylor Technical InstituteThe Baptist College of FloridaThe Salon Professional Academy-MelbourneTotal International Career InstituteTraviss Career CenterTrinity Baptist CollegeTulsa Welding School-JacksonvilleUltimate Medical Academy-ClearwaterUltimate Medical Academy-TampaUnited Education InstituteUniversity of South Florida-Sarasota-ManateeVirginia College-Fort PierceVirginia College-PensacolaWalton Career Development CenterWestside TechWithlacoochee Technical InstituteWolford CollegeWyotech-DaytonaYechanlaz Instituto VocacionalYeshivah Gedolah Rabbinical College
- By State
- By City