ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – In its 41-year history, Disney World’s Magic Kingdom has never served alcohol, until now.
Disney officials have confirmed beer and wine will be on the menu when the new Be Our Guest restaurant opens in November as part of the Fantasyland expansion.
Disney officials told the Orlando Sentinel Thursday that they’ve listened to feedback from guests who’ve said they’d like the option of being served beer or wine. However, the beer and wine will only be served during dinner hours. Disney hasn’t decided yet what time dinner service will begin.
The Be Our Guest restaurant is based on Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and will serve French cuisine. Be Our Guest will offer 20 wines, almost all by the glass. The restaurant will serve several Belgian and French beers, but no domestic. The restaurant’s menu, including the full beer and wine list, is posted at DisneyWorld.com.
Disney’s Vice President of Food and Beverage Maribeth Bisienere says it’s all about the dining experience.
Other Disney World parks; Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot, also sell alcohol.
Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando sell beer, wine and alcohol at their attractions.