Fantasyland's Be Our Guest Restaurant to Serve Alcohol with Dinner
Yesterday Disney Parks announced some of the biggest news in dining in their 40 year history. It's a groundbreaking decision to maintain the theme of a restaurant, and serve beer and wine at dinner in the Magic Kingdom. That's right. Beginning November 19th, 2012 with the opening of the new Be Our Guest Restaurant in Fantasyland, the Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom will no longer be a completely "dry" park.
Before folks start having heart attacks all across the country and begin yelling about how much Walt Would have hated this, it's best to consider that Disneyland is also not a completely dry park. The very exclusive Club 33 has always served a selection of alcohol to its guests. The rule in Disneyland being that you have to be dining at Club 33 to imbibe. It's also been the norm for quite awhile now that you can buy beer and wine at the restaurants in Disneyland Paris, those crazy French.
The Disney Food Blog Reports that according to Stuart McGuire, Beverage Director, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts as saying
As part of the overall theming, we wanted to offer wine that enhances the guest experience and complements the French-inspired cuisine.
Walt Disney World is putting into place a couple of guidelines to go along with this decision. At this point the rule in the Magic Kingdom seems to be that you need to be dining only at Be Our Guest restaurant. The dinner menu, and dinner only, offers a fine selection of beer and wine to compliment the unique French inspired food. Alcohol must be consumed during your meal, there will be no "to go" cups available.
Thanks so much to our friends over at Disney Food Blog for sharing this information with us and offering us exclusive use of their menu images. Be sure to visit their Be Our Guest Restaurant page for all of the latest information on this fantastic new dining experience.
What do you think of this new turn of alcohol service inside the Magic Kingdom? Do you applaud them for keeping in the theme of the restaurant? Or are we sliding down a slippery slope? Leave a comment and let us know.