From its opening in 1971 until 2012, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World was an alcohol-free theme park. When Be Our Guest Restaurant opened in 2012, beer and wine was offered at dinner that was thematically appropriate to the venue. The wine list has a decidedly French tilt. And given the relative dearth of French beers, they’ve supplemented Kroenenboug with Belgian beers. That same path is being followed as wine and beer are being introduced to the rest of the Magic Kingdom table service restaurants next week. While full details of the drink menus have not been released, the Orlando Sentinel has reported the general plan.
First, beer and wine will be available only during lunch and dinner, and only in the restaurants. There are no plans for adult beverage kiosks or the ability to get adult beverages “to go.” Second, the offerings will be relatively limited and linked to each restaurant’s theme and menu:
- Cinderella’s Royal Table, befitting its status as a “special occasion restaurant,” will highlight champagne and sparkling wines.
- Liberty Tree Tavern will feature beer, hard cider, and domestic wines.
- Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen will feature a more global and eclectic wine list, in keeping with it’s varied menu.
- Tony’s Town Square’s beverage menu will add Italian beers and wines, particularly highlighting an Italian Chianti Superiore.