The Disney Skyliner has introduced guests to a whole new World of views, efficient travel, and fun. But what about all the tasty destinations along the way?
We’re talking resort hotel eats and drinks at Caribbean Beach, Art of Animation, Pop Century, and (in December) Riviera. We’re talking Epcot’s World Showcase’s international cuisine and classic sips and nibbles at Hollywood Studios. Skyliner Crawl: like a Monorail crawl but with extra stops, more bites and bevs, and much higher heights!
It’s time to climb aboard a gondola and enjoy a Skyliner Pub Crawl!
Skyliner Pub Crawl at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
We’re starting our Skyliner Pub Crawl at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where you can grab some drinks and snacks in between enjoying some attractions! We recommend stopping at BaseLine Tap House (conveniently located just outside the entrance of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!) for a Create-Your-Own Beer Flight and a Bavarian Pretzel with Beer-Cheese Fondue and Spicy Mustard! Sit outside, enjoy the weather, and fuel up for your next attraction!
Once you’ve worked up an appetite for another drink, sidle up to a table at The Brown Derby Lounge — no reservation required! We love the Margarita Flight and the Martini Flight, so you can’t go wrong with either of those. (See why we put these two flights #OnTheList!) Hungry again? We say go all in for the Derby Sliders if you need a snack to munch on, too! If the incredible Andouille-crusted shrimp are on the menu, GET THEM.
Skyliner Pub Crawl at Riviera Resort
When Riviera Resort opens on December 16, 2019, the Skyliner Pub Crawl will glide in there, too! We’re looking forward to sipping a glass of wine at Le Petit Cafe (or some European-style coffee if you need a boost of energy!), and if the Resort’s main pool bar, Bar Riva, has an open-to-the-public component, we’ll be sipping on European-inspired cocktails, too! Snack on Lemon Madeleines at Le Petit Cafe!
Skyliner Pub Crawl at Epcot
Skyliner pulls into Epcot’s International Gateway, perfectly positioning guests for a crawl around World Showcase — Drinking Around the World! We recommend starting as soon as you enter the Park with a Grand Marnier or Grey Goose Lemon Slush in France! These refreshing and slightly sweet drinks are a must-try, ideal for hot afternoons and leisurely evenings.
For a beer with international flare, head to Rose & Crown Pub in the United Kingdom pavilion. Here you can get a classic Guinness or change it up with a Half & Half or a Cider and Black! Check out the pub menu to see if you’ll want to grab a bit to eat here, too!
After you’ve finished your beer (or cider) at Rose & Crown, continue clockwise around World Showcase and head all the way over to Mexico. You’ll find loads of options for drinks here, including delicious margaritas at the outdoor stand Choza de Margarita. Order one of the options on the menu, then find a spot to relax and enjoy some people-watching!
Can’t get enough of the interior of the Mexico pavilion? We can’t either. Head on in and make your way to the right where you’ll find La Cava del Tequila! The menu here features dozens of high-quality tequilas, interesting flavor combinations, and a variety of salts you’re not going to find just anywhere. (Check out some of the options here!) We’re partial to the Avocado Margarita, but we haven’t found a drink we didn’t like here, so grab something that sounds good to you!
Bonus: La Cava del Tequila has some of the BEST queso you’ll ever eat! Get some of that, too! See how we got it to go here!
Skyliner Pub Crawl at Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts
Once you’ve filled up on booze and snacks in Epcot’s World Showcase, climb back into a gondola, transfer to the Art of Animation and Pop Century Resort line, and order a (Disney) classic at The Drop Off, Art of Animation’s pool bar. We think the Pina CoLava is a tasty twist on a traditional tropical drink, but go for the trendy Frose if that’s more your speed!
You can also find a spiked Dole Whip here from time to time!
Walk across Generation Gap Bridge to Pop Century Resort to order one of the Petals Pool Bar’s unique drink offerings. These include the Hula Hoop and the Lava Lamp. (If you want to try more than one of these Petals drinks, you can skip the more common options at The Drop Off and go for a couple here instead!)
Skyliner Pub Crawl at Caribbean Beach Resort
We’re ending the Skyliner Crawl at Caribbean Beach Resort where Banana Cabana serves up delicious and creative drinks poolside! A recent refurbishment here has made Banana Cabana even more awesome than it was before (check out our first look and review of the redesign here!), and now, you can get some tasty bites to eat, too! Kraken Punch is colorful and fruity, while the Frozen Guava Colada brings the chill!
Want to eat something to soak up all of the day’s booze? The Caribbean Pull-Apart Bread is a carby and flavorful way to do just that!
If you’re looking to extend your Skyliner Pub Crawl late into the night, we recommend adding a table service meal (with a view!) at Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera when Riviera Resort opens, or head back to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a full meal at the Hollywood Brown Derby (try the New York Strip with mac and cheese or the famous Cobb Salad) or Mama Melrose’s (you’ll need more carbs). You can get another drink here (if you haven’t floated away by now).
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