Happy Guinness Day, theme park fans
Apparently today, Sept. 24, 2009, is the 250th birthday of Guinness
, the famous Irish beer.
Haven't heard if there are any special celebrations planned at Orlando's theme park pubs, though today is the "preview day" at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, and I would assume that folks would be gathering at the Rose & Crown for that, at least. If anyone wishes to file a report from there or from Universal's Finnegan's, the comments are open to you.
Just do so before the third pint, please.
Well I guess I'll have to go to the Rose & Crown later when I go to Epcot for the Employee preview of the Food and Wine Festival.
That's a HORRIBLE question to ask!
I voted for Finnigans over Rose and Crown.
Wait a minute ... they serve "food" at these places?
Haven't been to Finnegan's, so can't cast my vote. Love the Hat Lady at R&C, though.
You left out Grogan's at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
I just went with the two big year-'round pubs for the poll. But, yes, fans of other theme park pubs, including all those seasonal ones, should feel free to jump in the comments. Talk about favorites pubs near theme parks, too.
Wait a minute... special edition Guinness? Lemme get this straight: "We've got a product that's so beloved, it's been around for 250 years. So let's celebrate that by... making something else!"
Raglan Road is the place to be...wish I lived in Florida
I would give Rose and Crown the entertainment factor
Rose and crown has the best snakebite in orlando, period.
OK, I submitted my vote for this tread. I wish to also impose a question to ALL readers. Instead of creating a separate post, (which I can if needed), I would like to know how many of you out there would think that Busch Gardens Williamsburg should have some form of connection to the Guiness brand of beer? Look they have a "Ireland" section to there park, and serve food to the same as well as have entertainment geared toward Ireland, so I say, what is the problem with a slight contract with Guiness to serve that beer, etc.... Ya ya ya..... I know, Inbev may have to compete, but what if??? I'm just thinking...as far as I'm concerned, I'd rather drink a true Guiness in Ireland than a rice brewed Bud Light! Especially since it would be served with Bangers and Mash!!! I mean....come on.... I can't see this as being too hard to accomplish!
I'd go with R&C, but really just because you can watch Illuminations from the patio if you time things right.
It's always a difficult task to get themed pubs or bars just right.
Robert, yes, check this
The Rose & Crown is nasty..
Even though it's not in the vote, Raglan Road at Downtown Disney is the best pub. Awesome food, great band, river dancers and one of the best Poor Man's Black Velvet ever concocted. Get the deep fried sausages. Fantastic.
Steve's right about the disturbing number of Brits propping up the bar at the Rose & Crown. Don't agree that it reminds anyone of a genuine English pub though.
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