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Walt Disney World expanding alcohol offerings at Magic Kingdom theme park

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Four Walt Disney World restaurants at Magic Kingdom theme park will be adding wine and beer to their menus, beginning December 23, 2016.

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, Liberty Tree Tavern, Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen, and Cinderella’s Royal Table will join Be Our Guest Restaurant as dining rooms that offer alcoholic beverages to guests during their lunch and dinner sittings. Following the guidelines of Be Our Guest Restaurant, the drinks will not be sold outside of these establishments, and to-go options will not actually be an option.

This places the park a little further down a path that sharply veers away from rules established by Walt Disney, himself, who drew strict lines when it came to offering alcoholic beverages to guests in his parks. This code of ethics was broken many years ago, and by 2012 drinks were being served in all four parks at Walt Disney World Resort. Now they will be served at almost every table-service restaurant in the Magic Kingdom.

The inclusion of drinks into the Magic Kingdom’s new restaurants will be more than a standard and monotonous selection of offerings listed on all the menus. The beverages offered will be tailored to fit with the theme and cuisine of each location as well as be paired with specific food items on those menus.

Orlando Sentinel reported that the offerings will be as follows:

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant–Italian wines and beers; pairings include a Chianti Superiore with their grilled pork chop and mushroom-bean pancetta ragu and marsala reduction

Liberty Tree Tavernbeer, cider, and domestic wines; pairings include Koziol with their New England lager and Patriot’s Platter of roast turkey, roast pork, and prime rib.

Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen–global beverage menu; pairing include riesling with their Trader Sam’s head-on shrimp

Cinderella’s Royal Table–champagne and sparkling wine

7 Comments

  1. Ken Hutchinson

    Well booze at least might make the food at Tony’s taste good.

  2. Jim

    Alcohol and theme parks don’t mix. It’s a recipe for disaster.

  3. Garaan

    I’m not too sure it’ll make that much of a difference, since they still aren’t selling hard liquor (at least from what’s listed), but more importantly, alcohol at Disney is so /outrageously/ expensive, people will only be able to afford one, maybe two drinks.

  4. Timmy

    Maybe it will help to calm down the guests that are uptight. I don’t drink but people can’t live without it. It’s more of a Corporate World than Disney World. The ideas and visions of Walt are going down the wayside unfortunately.

  5. Tom

    Just what cast members need: more intoxicated adult guests berating them because they have to wait another hour for their kids to meet characters when they don’t have the common sense to plan their day or visit to WDW due to brain cells going on holiday

  6. Susan

    Americans have a knee jerk reaction to the serving of alcohol, envisioning intoxicated , out of control guests. Perhaps we should grow up and look at how other cultures look at wine and beer as “food” or beverages instead of mood altering drug. Personally I do not drink due to an alcohol allergy, but wine and beers can enhance the dining experience without leading down the path of abusive drunkeness. Walt knew this so he allowed alcohol in Club 33. I hope we have matured enough in 60 years to allow alcohol in the restaurants at the Magic Kingdom

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