Raglan Road plans Mighty Festival for St. Patrick’s week

Disney Springs has a place celebrate any holiday, and for St. Patrick’s Day the fun all centers around Walt Disney World’s authentic Irish Pub, Raglan Road. From March 16 – 18, come participate in The Mighty Festival that features U2 tribute band ‘Elevation,’ the Irish rock band ‘Young Dubliners,’ and more including the first appearance of traditional Irish band ‘The Maguires.’

At the festival you can enjoy a mighty selection of beers, spirits and craft cocktails to pair with exceptional pub grub and more elegant Irish fare while musicians and dancers perform on multiple stages, indoors and out, from noon-1:30 a.m. March 16 and 10 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. March 17 and 18.

Mighty Festival guests can accent their Irish holiday attire with complimentary face painting available for up to nine or 10 hours each festival day.

On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis with a cover charge of $10 for each guest age 18 and older. Reservations can be booked for other festival days by calling 407/938-0300.

Guests can order from Raglan Road’s brunch, lunch, dinner and bar menus that include new dishes like the Guinness-braised pulled pork, apple chutney with pork crackling on a homemade bun, and the handmade gnocchi with seared Georges Bank scallops and crispy pork belly. Traditionalists can dig into the pub’s loin of bacon and cabbage, the authentic Irish dish of St. Patrick’s Day, plus other pub classics.

Owned and operated by Irish partners John Cooke and Paul Nolan, Raglan Road features traditional Irish dishes and new creations with a Celtic twist. The restaurant’s warm interior of aged walnut and mahogany woods from old Irish bars and churches was built in Ireland and shipped to Orlando.

The full entertainment schedule will be posted at raglanroad.com.

This is the first big St Patrick’s Day event after Chef Kevin Dundon’s return to Ireland and his family-owned hotel, but we don’t expect the fun or flavor to dip one iota. It’s also the first big event since Raglan Road was voted one of the top 100 restaurants for groups in America by OpenTable diners. So gather a bunch of friends together and enjoy a pint or Guinness or two and some fine Irish food and culture.