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Is Disney giving guests too many opportunities to drink alcohol on property?

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Is Disney giving guests too many opportunities to drink alcohol on property?
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A new bar has opened in place of a dining location at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We want you to weigh in. Is Disney giving guests too many opportunities to drink alcohol on property?

Alcohol policy at Disney World

Credit: Susan

Guests can purchase beer, wine, and cocktails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Many guests enjoy “drinking around the world” at EPCOT, while others think it can get out of hand. Most people are somewhere in the middle.

Alcohol is served at both table service and quick service locations throughout these 3 Disney World theme parks. Note that guests are allowed to carry quick service drinks with them inside the theme park but cannot take them outside the park. This even holds true for guests staying in walking distance, such as Disney’s Boardwalk Resort.

At the Magic Kingdom, Disney recently introduced mixed drinks in addition to beer and wine at its table-service locations. Note there are no beer carts or quick-service drinks in the Magic Kingdom at this time.

New bar

Credit: KtP writer Susan

Disney replaced a dining location with a bar over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A section in Harambe Market that used to serve ribs, Chef Mwanga’s Ribs Shop, is no longer in operation.

Now, a rolling bar stands in front of the closed building. It serves guests three types of mixed drinks in addition to a couple varieties of beer and wine. The meats are now served in a different section of Harambe Market.

Credit: Susan

It does leave us wondering why Disney feels the need to add more bars/lounges/beer carts into the parks. Several locations nearby already serve mixed drinks, beer, and wine.

We want to hear your thoughts. Is Disney serving too much alcohol? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with a friend to continue the discussion.


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8 COMMENTS

  1. I was at Animal Kingdom 2 times last week and saw so much drinking and parents being short tempered with their kids. Took the magic away.

  2. ABSOLUTLY!!! IF YOU WANT A DRINK WITH YOUR MEAL SO BE IT. IF YOU JUST WANT TO DRINK GO TO A BAR. WALT WOULD PROMOTE EVERYONE WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA … TO VISITOR.
    THIS IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO GO AWAY.

  3. I wonder if they have figured out yet that maybe serving drinks is the cause for so many unruly guests in the parks??? Never had fights before that I can remember.

  4. I think as grown adults that don’t have kids/grandkids with them it’s perfectly fine to be able to have an adult beverage or two while enjoying the parks. And sometimes parents with kids might need a cocktail to help them navigate the day at the parks….as with everything it’s all about moderation.

  5. I agree with Lois and Melissa. People were fine without and now Disney is selling beer, wine and mixed drinks every where you turn. People should be able to enjoy a day with their family without having to drink in Disney. But, let’s be honest of why Disney is doing this….MONEY! They don’t care about families any more. Love Disney, but not the new woke money hungry Disney!

  6. I’m with Lois! YES YES YES! I’ve been called a Karen or a Pearl clutcher, but I think it’s sad people can’t enjoy a day with their kid without being drunk. I hate seeing the Tipsybelle shirts and the like. It’s just gross. We avoid World Showcase after dark.

  7. YES, YES and YES. Since when could you not enjoy a visit with Mickey without drinking? For 50 years I’ve visited Disney without drinks and always had a great time. I’m probably in the minority but that’s my opinion.

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