Mickey & MINI started in 2005 and was held at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort. There weren’t many organized events in those early days, so Drinking Around the World (affectionately referred to as DATW) at Epcot was a good place to start. It took a few years, but the organizers began expanding the activities offered as attendance grew.
Today, the event hosts approximately 300 attendees annually and includes several MINI activities.
Day One kicks off with Registration, Vendor Alley and Car Show entry. This is the best time during the event to meet new MINI owners, or catch up with old friends...besides shopping. Car Show entrance is open to all registered guests, so it is also a great time to check out those awesome cars and their U-ification mods. The winners are announced and trophies awarded at the “Can’t Miss It” Friday night welcome dinner. Food, drinks, and general frivolity ensues.
Day Two begins with a breakfast road rally, followed by other off-property activities. A number of guests move onto DATW, keeping the tradition alive at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which is underway during our event. Or you may chose to participate in other MINI activities, which in previous years have included scavenger hunts, laps at Disney’s Speedway, and road rally adventures to the Fun Spot amusement park with group photo ops along the way. Saturday activities change from year to year, so be on the look-out of our exciting 2018 line-up.
Get your cameras ready.
Things wind down on Sunday, Day Three, as most guests are packing up to head home, 60 or so of the hangers-on attend the Farewell Lunch at World of Beer.