Be Our Guest Restaurant to Serve Beer and Wine at Dinner

Walt Disney World announced via the Disney Parks Blog today that the new Be Our Guest restaurant would serve beer and wine during its dinner operations.   From the blog:

“As part of the overall theming, we wanted to offer wine that enhances the guest experience and complements the French-inspired cuisine,” says Stuart McGuire, Beverage Director, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “The wines focus primarily on France’s famous wine-growing regions, including Champagne, Alsace, Loire, Rhone, Burgundy and Bordeaux.

“We’ll also offer the leading French beer, Kronenbourg 1664,” says McGuire. “And, staying in the general region, we’ll also offer Belgian beers.”

You can read the full announcement on the Disney Parks Blog here.

Outside of special events, the Magic Kingdom has been a “dry” park since its opening in 1971.  The internet chatter surrounding this announcement has been loud and varied, but above all, mostly comments of shock and surprise.

What do you think?  Are you glad to see the Magic Kingdom will have a restaurant that serves beer and wine, or disappointed?  Do you think it will be the beginning of more locations serving alcohol?  Feel free to comment below.

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3 thoughts on “Be Our Guest Restaurant to Serve Beer and Wine at Dinner

  1. Wow! Best news I’ve had all day =) We always have a glass of wine with dinner at home, and now if we go to BoG we can do the same. We were actually just talking about this – of course when we go to Disneyland Paris they serve wine, and Club 33 in Disneyland California has wine, and I never quite understood why the Magic Kingdom here in FL was completely “dry”. I’d like to see them do the same with Tony’s Town Square (some great Italian wines or Prosecco would be nice) too – it would feel even more like an “upscale” restaurant to me then, and for those of us without kids (ie, me & my husband) it would feel like a more grown-up experience (there are plenty of restaurants aimed specifically at kids, character dining, etc. at MK already but nothing that screams “romantic night out” for adults like us who regularly celebrate anniversaries and special occasions at the MK).

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