If you want to celebrate your Irish heritage … or just celebrate! … Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort is the place to be with friends and family this St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17.
In fact, Crossroads at House of Blues is celebrating daily, now through Sunday, March 20, with special offerings of hard cider braised bangers and mash, Irish nachos and, of course, corned beef and cabbage on the menu.
On Thursday, there will be St. Patrick’s Day bargains and special menu items at many locations in Downtown Disney District. ESPN Zone features a corned beef, cabbage and potatoes special throughout the day, and sports fans also will be able to accompany the onscreen play with a glass of green beer.
In a separate event on Wednesday, March 16, beginning at 4 p.m. (guests invited to arrive at 3:30), ESPN sportscaster Linda Cohn will appear at ESPN Zone to greet fans and showcase Superfan video entries in her contest to find the ultimate fan. Cohn also will be available to autograph her limited-edition 5000th Milestone show photo, which will be on sale at the event.
If your taste in beverages runs to smoothies, look for a Jamba Juice ad urging you to “Kiss him, he’s Irish.” You can present the ad at the Downtown Disney Jamba Juice, on Thursday only, for 15 percent off any green smoothie or juice made with real whole fruit or veggies.
Uva Bar & Cafe is offering a special Reuben burger on Thursday: Angus blend patty, corned beef and Swiss cheese accompanied by homemade coleslaw and mustard aioli. The Uva Bar also will be conjuring up Irish green tea and drinks with names like Irish Trash Can and Irish Lady.
Earl of Sandwich will offer a St. Patrick’s Day special, 20 percent off purchase on Thursday. And Tortilla Jo’s will feature a St. Patrick’s Day “Lucky Margarita” made with tequila, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and melon liqueur.
Live entertainment is always a vital part of the Downtown Disney experience, and St. Patrick’s Day will feature Looney’s Fortune Band performing on the Downtown Disney Live Stage and, in front of the Wonderground Gallery, Scott Williams and his Hammer Dulcimer accompanying a Celtic Dance Troupe.
As you can see, if you’re looking for a tasty, lively place to celebrate St. Paddy’s, you need look no further than Downtown Disney, Anaheim.
And … Erin go Bragh!