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Wendy
13-09-2012, 09:54 PM
When the Be Our Guest Restaurant opens on the 19th November, diners will be able to purchase select wines and beers. This will only be available at the Table Service Dinner and not at the Counter Service Lunch.

keith
13-09-2012, 10:01 PM
When the Be Our Guest Restaurant opens on the 19th November, diners will be able to purchase select wines and beers. This will only be available at the Table Service Dinner and not at the Counter Service Lunch.

oh my gosh! if this were April I'd be thinking it was an april fools prank!

All I can say is a huge HURRAH!!!! *Finally* a glass of wine with dinner at the Magic Kingdom. Couldn't have come soon enough!

YAY!

Wendy
13-09-2012, 10:19 PM
I had a feeling you'd be the first to see this :lol:

I can see this is going to be controversial decision by Disney as there are a lot of people that wanted the Magic Kingdom to remain alcohol free. I can't see a problem with it at restaurants, I wouldn't like to see beer available at carts or counter service though.

Britchick
13-09-2012, 10:25 PM
I notice they do dessert wine, I love dessert wine :tongue:

keith
13-09-2012, 10:33 PM
I had a feeling you'd be the first to see this :lol:

oh yes :D very pleased


I can see this is going to be controversial decision by Disney as there are a lot of people that wanted the Magic Kingdom to remain alcohol free. I can't see a problem with it at restaurants, I wouldn't like to see beer available at carts or counter service though.

It's going to be interesting that's for sure.

I'd have no problem with alcohol being available at carts/counter service either but fine, a nice civilised dinner service is as good a place as any to start.

The notion of keeping MK alcohol free is a remnant from a bygone era. Very prescribed notions of what a family was and how they should behave. Time has moved on and I hope this is the first sign that MK is catching up.

uscwest
13-09-2012, 10:43 PM
Donna and I are eating there on our February birthday trip. It will be great to have a glass of French wine with our French meal.

Johnie
14-09-2012, 01:47 AM
I disagree. MK should stay alcohol free. There are plenty of people who go to the parks and do not know how to drink and behave. Just look at Epcot.

keith
14-09-2012, 03:48 AM
I disagree. MK should stay alcohol free. There are plenty of people who go to the parks and do not know how to drink and behave. Just look at Epcot.

I truthfully have never seen any alcohol problems in EPCOT, not even at new years last year.

There are of course people who don't know how to behave, but they don't need alcohol to behave badly (usually they just need a stroller)

Dawn
14-09-2012, 07:00 AM
I'm a traditionalist - no alcohol in MK for me. :nono:

Tink
14-09-2012, 10:19 AM
We are pleased to see MK offer wine with meals. It's been a long time coming and I don't think that's what Walt meant when he didn't offer alcohol at stands and kiosks and counter service.

Not for me to guess or second guess Walt, just happy to know it's now available with meals. If it only took alcohol to make people behave badly, the world would be much easier to control.

Keith, I too have seen no problems with alcohol at EPCOT or AK or DHS. :shrug:

Beccaberry
14-09-2012, 01:06 PM
:jawdrop:

Shellyamc
14-09-2012, 01:07 PM
Keith, I too have seen no problems with alcohol at EPCOT or AK or DHS. :shrug:


I honestly don't have an opinion one way or the other. I don't think I would like to see beer carts all over the place though...

I do have to say that we saw some craziness at EPCOT on this last trip. It was October and so the F&W festival was going on. We saw a few groups of people that we VERY loud and fairly out of control and just when we thought we had avoided them we saw a man stumbling around swearing to himself with about 6 empty beer mugs in his hands. I was a little surprised and it did a little bit of damage to the "Disney magic" feeling for us :yes:

keith
14-09-2012, 01:12 PM
I always try and err on the side of not denying something if I can.

I'd prefer no strollers allowed in parks :lol: but I realise that's daft and would impact hugely on others so that's fine, I'll live with the broken shins.

Live and let live and all that.

If people are causing problems to other people whether through alcohol or just general idiocy, they should be spoken to and ultimately removed from the park. Period.

That shouldn't stop the vast majority of sensible people having a glass of wine with dinner though

Shellyamc
14-09-2012, 01:28 PM
I always try and err on the side of not denying something if I can.

I'd prefer no strollers allowed in parks :lol: but I realise that's daft and would impact hugely on others so that's fine, I'll live with the broken shins.

Live and let live and all that.

If people are causing problems to other people whether through alcohol or just general idiocy, they should be spoken to and ultimately removed from the park. Period.

That shouldn't stop the vast majority of sensible people having a glass of wine with dinner though

I agree. :yes: I honestly don't have much of an opinion since I don't drink that much. I used to have a few drinks here and there, but after having 3 kids and having to stay away from it for so long, I can't handle much. I don't see why serving alcohol in a restaurant would ever be a problem, but I would like to a avoid a situation where masses of people are walking around the MK with alcohol in their hand :unsure:

Sam
14-09-2012, 01:30 PM
Alcohol with a meal seems reasonable, but I would prefer personally not to see it on beer carts round the park. For me, Epcot seems the grown up park so I can see alcohol fitting in there, but MK is more about children and so I don't think there is a place for beer.

To be honest I'm not really bothered either way as long as it doesn't affect the whole magic.

keith
14-09-2012, 01:38 PM
I suppose I'm always amazed that people see someone with a glass of beer or wine as being a GASP! moment

I've no problem with people buying a beer or a wine wherever they want to right up until they impact someone elses day and then, whether alcohol induced or just bad temper induced ;-) there's a problem.

Dawn
14-09-2012, 02:52 PM
I remember being in Epcot one afternoon outside the American Adventure pavilion and a very drunk young American male suddenly became convinced I was a cast member and begged me to let him know where to get a turkey leg from. After much trying to give him directions and him failing to remember them I took him by the arm and walked him to the turkey leg stand where I handed him over to the bemused cast member there. :laugh:

Wendy
14-09-2012, 03:12 PM
The Magic Kingdom is the park that is more for children and I honestly don't think Disney will start selling beer or wine at the carts.

I think it's about time they allowed adults to drink in the restaurants, but I do think that should be restricted to the Table Service Restaurants only :sorry:

We've been in Epcot and seen a large group of young men very drunk and very loud - it was during the F&WF. I have nothing against people getting drunk if that rocks their boat but I don't like seeing it when there are children around especially if they are swearing :nono: I obviously had a look of disgust on my face because a cast member saw me shaking my head and said we call it the Food and Drunk Festival for that very reason :shrug:

Tink
14-09-2012, 03:13 PM
See? For all the times I've been, I've had none of those sorts of experiences. I know during FWF there is an unfortunate "drink around the world" thing that some do, but that's to Disney to prevent obnoxious drunkeness. If only they could do something about obnoxious parents, too eh? :D :D

Wendy
14-09-2012, 03:17 PM
If only they could do something about obnoxious parents, too eh? :D :D

:yes: that would be very good :D oh oh and the people on a stroller crusade :lol:

keith
14-09-2012, 03:18 PM
that's to Disney to prevent obnoxious drunkeness. If only they could do something about obnoxious parents, too eh? :D :D

well indeed ;-) that's exactly it.... and the queue jumpers, folks who smoke in non-smoking areas, the people who push in at parade time and and and.....

Clarkkent
14-09-2012, 05:06 PM
And people who whinge all the time? :laugh:

Our one bug bear is the people on scooters who obviously don't need to be on them (or are frankly too lazy). And then just use them to either ram people or get on the busses before everyone else.

Get up, walk and join the queue like everyone else.

(insert rude swear words where appropriate).


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Johnie
14-09-2012, 05:16 PM
:yes: I'm glad that others noticed the bad behavior as well. It is a shame. I've had several people with families tell me that they don't want to go to the F&WF (in particular) because of all the drunk people. Goodness knows, I do my fair share of drinking but the groups can be very unDisneylike. Esp when they are drunk with their strollers! :tongue:

I've also seen the other end where people complain about no alcohol in MK. Seems sad to me that one can't go all day without alcohol. But, I think that may well be the substance abuse counselor in me coming out.

uscwest
14-09-2012, 05:16 PM
:jawdrop: You may have one, that's ONE, GLASS of wine, not bottle, with your meal dearie. :yes:


I always try and err on the side of not denying something if I can.

I'd prefer no strollers allowed in parks :lol: but I realise that's daft and would impact hugely on others so that's fine, I'll live with the broken shins.

Live and let live and all that.

If people are causing problems to other people whether through alcohol or just general idiocy, they should be spoken to and ultimately removed from the park. Period.

That shouldn't stop the vast majority of sensible people having a glass of wine with dinner though

Keith, I totally agree. If people get unruly then Disney should escort them out of the park.

keith
14-09-2012, 05:51 PM
I've also seen the other end where people complain about no alcohol in MK. Seems sad to me that one can't go all day without alcohol. But, I think that may well be the substance abuse counselor in me coming out.

See I was waiting for this one :nono: It's not a matter of being unable to go all day without it and I doubt that was ever the complaint made :). Some people simply desire it and there's no earthly reason, other than an arbitrary decision made decades ago, why they should be denied that little pleasure whilst having a meal on holiday. It's really not a substance abuse/dependance issue.

Looking at it another way. Making it available makes some people happy and the others who don't want it, have lost nothing and can simply not take advantage of the offer. I guess it would annoy the uber control freaks who want to inflict their belief systems on everyone else but surely that again is a minority :unsure: or I'd hope so anyway.

Tink
14-09-2012, 09:52 PM
Yep, agree with you one hundred percent, Keith. Wishing to have a glass of wine with dinner, is not a substance abuse issue, any more than eating dinner is an eating disorder issue. :rolleyes:

Clark, agreed! I've been run into by scooters as much as strollers!!! Whiners at WDW should go back to the hotel, eh? :lol:

Johnie
15-09-2012, 02:07 AM
There are plenty of people who have complained heartily about not being able to drink in MK. So much so that they don't even want to go there because it is dry. I don't care if people drink. I drink!! Though not nearly as much as I talk about drinking. I do think it is sad that some people cannot enjoy life without a lot of alcohol. I'll gladly share all of my concert stories about sloppily drunk people from this summer if you'd like. I NEVER said wanting a drink makes it a substance abuse problem and I don't particularly care for the eye roll smilie. I said it made me sad that some cannot enjoy themselves without alcohol but that is the substance abuse counselor part of me coming out. No where did I state that it made anyone an alcoholic.

Tink
15-09-2012, 04:14 AM
Who said you did? :unsure: You did however imply that wanting a glass of wine with dinner was an inability to go all day without alcohol, and then alluded to substance abuse via counseling training. Just because a person would like a glass of wine with dinner does not mean they "cannot go all day" without alcohol.

And I find this little guy :rolleyes: quite cute!

Now, can we move on please? It's been done to death, this "alcohol in MK" thing. Thanks!

Beccaberry
16-09-2012, 03:25 AM
You may have one, that's ONE, GLASS of wine, not bottle, with your meal dearie.

Ohhh fine!!! In that case, I'd like to request this glass:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000O3PZ1M

:-)

Tink
16-09-2012, 03:49 AM
:lol: That reminds me of the wine glasses Herself and I bought on one of our cruises. They are large enough to hold a bottle of wine between the two of them. :D

uscwest
16-09-2012, 12:46 PM
Ohhh fine!!! In that case, I'd like to request this glass:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000O3PZ1M

:-)

ROTFLMAO

keith
16-09-2012, 12:49 PM
Ohhh fine!!! In that case, I'd like to request this glass:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000O3PZ1M

:-)

For the last four Christmases, someone has bought me one of those glasses :lol: either they're all getting together and agreeing it as some kind of elaborate stunt, or people just know me WAY too well ;-)

Beccaberry
16-09-2012, 01:27 PM
Lol!! A coworker of mine bought me one for Christmas this year...no one seemed shocked :)

Wendy
16-09-2012, 02:39 PM
Lol!! A coworker of mine bought me one for Christmas this year...no one seemed shocked :)

:lol: oh Becca :lol:

Britchick
16-09-2012, 03:42 PM
i may have one too :unsure:

BUTTERHEAD1
18-09-2012, 02:51 AM
Just to throw my two cents into the topic, when I am NOT on vacation I may go out and have a couple of drinks 2-3 times a month but when I am on vacation I love to have a FEW drinks and maybe a couple more. I like the fact that there isn't alcohol served in MK... Not sure why but I like it.. I have left the MK and taken the monorail to the Poly or contemporary and have a had a drink or two before heading back to MK for EMH.

DisneyFreak
18-09-2012, 01:55 PM
I've had, by far, more issues with people being rude and obnoxious regarding smoking than I've had with people drinking. :nono:

This whole thread should just prove to Disney that it should bring back Pleasure Island!! :yes:

Tink
26-09-2012, 09:54 AM
Well there's a thought, DisneyFreak. Killing PI was a very odd move on Disney's part. I've "heard" all the party line, but don't really buy much of it. DTD's PI is nothing more than an extension of the shopping mall that has become the norm for DTD. :shrug:

There were truly unique and wonderful experiences at PI. Adventurer's Club for one, eh? :sigh:

Butterhead, we too have left the MK and taken a break at the area resorts under the guise of having a drink. :D I say guise because for us it's more to get away from the commando strollers than anything. Whew!