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.