Are you tired of being dragged from Disney Princess to Disney Princess?
Do you find some respite when your son wants to visit Pirates Of The Caribbean, but you still feel like your manliness is being sucked out of you?
Cinderella Castle may be the primary icon of Disney World, but that doesn’t mean it’s all about the female demographic. In fact, there is a better variety of activities for men than for women, girls, and even boys.
Let’s take a look at four of the best activities for a manly man in Disney World.
Everyone loves a good steak, right? Well, if you need to reestablish your manliness with a hearty steak and potatoes meal, Disney is the right place for you! Many of the restaurants in Disney serve steak, but there are three amazing restaurants dedicated to steaks!
Le Cellier Steakhouse is in Epcot‘s World Showcase in the Canada Pavilion. Start with the charcuterie, an appetizer made up of handcrafted meats, house pickles, and grilled sourdough bread then choose from an Angus New York Strip, a Seared Canadian Bison Strip Loin, the Le Cellier Filet Mignon, or the Black Angus Boneless Rib-Eye. Pair any of these with the loaded mashed potatoes with bacon, white cheddar cheese, chives, and potato skin crisp, and you’re sure to grow some hair on your chest. Be sure to save room for the Chocolate Whisky Trifle!
If you are looking for a great resort with a steakhouse, look no further than Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. This resort alone screams “Manly Man”, but the Yachtsman Steakhouse (it even has the word “man” in the title!) is somewhere you’ll want to spend some time! Their charcuterie board includes Ibérico de Bellota, Bison Sausage, Saucisson en Brioche, and Rabbit. Don’t eat too much, though, because the entrees here are incredible! From the 32oz Porterhouse for two with potato gratin and 21-day dry-aged garlic butter to the Bison Strip loin with BBQ sauce, roasted baby beets, and macaroni and cheese bites, you’re sure to find something here that will make up for the two hours spent at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort is home to Shula’s Steakhouse where you’ll find a generous selection of surf and turf eats. Serving up a 12oz filet, a 20oz Kansas City Strip, a 16oz NY Strip, a 20oz and 22oz Cowboy Rib-Eye, a 24- and 48oz Porterhouse, and an 11oz Lamb Porterhouse to name just a few, you can’t go wrong here. Add on a baked potato, a double baked potato, mashed potatoes, or crab macaroni and cheese, and you’ve got yourself a man’s meal!
2. ESPN Wide World Of Sports
If you’re a sports fan, ESPN Wide World of Sports is the place for you to be. It’s the home at the Atlanta Braves Spring Training camp as well as the 2016 Florida Cup, AAU Basketball Games, and high school students training to become the stars of tomorrow.
The professionally manicured fields and live broadcasting of ESPN shows will totally immerse you in the sport you love!
Walk into any bar in Disney World, and you really can’t go wrong. Each one has signature drinks themed after the establishment itself, and great food selections as well. Many will have excellent entertainment to keep you going all night, too.
If you’re looking for a good bar, check out the Big River Grille and Brewing Works. This microbrewery at Disney’s Boardwalk has a huge variety of drinks including everything from wines and mixers to a vast selection of beers. Choose from a Southern Flyer Light Lager, a Gadzooks Pilsner, a Steamboat Pale Ale, a Rocket Red Ale, or a Sweet Magnolia American Brown Ale to name a few.
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto also has an excellent selection of drinks. Located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, you’re sure to get sucked up in the rum and tropical vibe. Specialty cocktails include the Polynesian Pearl with RumChata, Grand Marnier, cinnamon, and tropical juices. The pearl at the bottom is yours to keep! The Uh-Oa!, served in a souvenir Tiki Bowl, mixes Myers’s Original Dark Rum, Bacardi, orange, passion fruit, guava, pineapple, grapefruit, Falernum, cinnamon, and fresh lime juice for you and a special someone to share. The Rum Flight, which is three 4oz shots, gives you the chance to try Bacardi 8 yr, Pyrat XO Reserve, and Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 yr. It’s a good thing this resort is on the monorail line. You’re going to need a designated driver!
4. Fishing Excursions
If a day on the water is your thing, check out Disney’s fishing program. Sign up for either a two- or four-hour guided fishing excursion on a 21-foot pontoon boat for up to five guests or a Bass Nitro Fishing boat for one or two people. Your reservation includes an experienced guide, a rod, reel, and tackle, bait, non-alcoholic beverages, and one year of BASS membership and 11 issues of Bassmaster Magazine.
Many of the resorts also offer dockside fishing. You can rent everything you need for a day of catch and release fishing in Disney’s well-stocked waters. You can go really old school at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort and try your hand at cane-pole fishing on Old Man Island.