The monorail pub crawl is a fun way to do a sort of progressive dinner around the monorail resort loop. Most people seem to start at the Contemporary Resort and visit the lounge at The Wave, then continue on – via monorail, of course – to the Polynesian and the Grand Floridian. We decided, however, to start at the Poly. We hadn’t yet been to the relatively new Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, had heard it could be tricky to get into, and really wanted to try it out. It was awesome! Not only were the drinks and food very tasty, but there’s a wacky performance that plays out whenever one of the specialty drinks is ordered. We sat at the bar and had a blast!
Next up was Mizner’s Lounge at the Grand Floridian. I’d never been inside the Grand Floridian before, so we explored for a bit before heading to the lounge. This classy, comfortable bar is located behind the Grand Floridian Lobby Society Orchestra’s performance area, so the smooth sounds of jazzified Disney tunes set the tone for this relaxing space. I thoroughly enjoyed their renditions of Under the Sea, Once Upon a Dream, and the Mos Eisley Cantina song.
Our plan was to hit the Top of the World Lounge next, but when the monorail stopped at the Magic Kingdom, we couldn’t help but hop off. It may have been a grown-ups-only trip, but we spent a lot of it acting like kids. But isn’t that the beauty of Disney?