Three More Magic Kingdom Restaurants Begin Serving Alcohol


Three more restaurants in the Magic Kingdom Park have begun serving alcohol, joining a number of restaurants that have started the practice in recent years.

Guests ages 21 and over can now enjoy wine and beer at The Plaza Restaurant, The Crystal Palace, and The Diamond Horseshoe. The beverages have been specially selected for each restaurant’s unique menu.

The Plaza Restaurant offers a selection of American beer and wine including a regional craft India Pale Ale that pairs with the Angus Chuck Cheeseburger.

The Crystal Palace serves sparkling wine mimosas with breakfast, and wines such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to go with pasta or shrimp from the lunch and dinner buffets.

The Diamond Horseshoe offers classic American beers and wines like a traditional lager style beer or a robust Pinot Noir, which pair well with the plentiful platter of BBQ pulled pork, sliced turkey, country smoked sausage, or braised beef.

Be Our Guest restaurant was the first to serve alcohol when it opened in 2012. Four other restaurants — Liberty Tree Tavern, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Skipper’s Canteen and Tony’s Town Square — were added to the list in late 2016.

Aside from these eight establishments, there is no alcohol served elsewhere in the park.

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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11 Replies to “Three More Magic Kingdom Restaurants Begin Serving Alcohol”

  1. Add one more big THUMBS DOWN for this idea! Part of the charm of the Magic Kingdom is that it’s timeless and one of Walt’s last personal works. It’s refreshing to go back to a time when things (and people!) were still normal.

    I’m not offended by alcohol, but there are no shortage of places to booze it up in Orlando. It doesn’t belong here.

  2. Such a shame. I don’t believe there is a need to serve alcohol in any of the parks or park restaurants. Now the door has opened who knows where it will lead. I was disturbed to see people wandering around Animal Kingdom with pints in hand. This could be the future for Magic Kingdom before we know it. Just wait for the over indulgent to start riding rollercoasters after one too many and throwing up on you kids. If people want to relax with a drink over dinner, please do it at The Springs or at a resort hotel.

  3. I understand some of the negativity about this, but they’re only offering this at sit down restaurants, not quick service or kiosk locations. And they’re only offering beer, wine and champagne, not a full bar that would be easy to get plastered. And the restaurants probably cut people off at two drinks, so the chances of anyone being really drunk are pretty low.

    As was mentioned, Universal is far worse with drunks. I went to their Mardi Gras event and watched the parade. I ended up with half a beer spilled down the back of my legs and getting hit over the head by some jerks going for 10 cents worth of plastic beads. And I don’t know what it is with the Harry Potter areas, but all the guests seem to be completely oblivious. From the number of people who have walked straight into me, I’d swear I was invisible.

    I’ve never actually had any issues with drunks at EPCOT or any of the alcohol serving Disney parks.

  4. Would appear that Disney decision makers are being ruled by the money men, or succumbing to what they think the public want. Alcohol is not needed at Disney. I enjoy a drink, but can wait until we leave the park. A few years ago we were disgusted by the drunks we saw at Universal and commented that we were glad Disney wasn’t alcohol oriented. They are family parks, let’s try to keep some innocence.

  5. Very disappointed in Disney. There are enough drunks in Epcot. A matter of fact, we now stay clear of the Wine and Food Festival.

  6. Alcohol should not be served at the Magic Kingdom. I have no problem with beer and wine being served at the other parks. I like going to Epcot and drinking beer from the different countries. I think liquor should only be served at Epcot. There are many things going on at WDW that Walt would never have approved.

  7. This just saddens me. There are plenty of other venues and opportunities to purchase alcohol. Leave it out of the Magic Kingdom!

  8. Super excited about this… not everyone who has a drink is looking to get drunk. My husband and I appreciate the option of having a glass of wine at a sit down meal which is costing us $200+. After a long day with our twins, it’s a nice way to relax. Although I understand why people may be opposed to the idea, the issue isn’t so black and white.

  9. I know this is probably an unpopular viewpoint about alcohol in the parks, but I am not a fan of it in the parks at all. There is alcohol offered at resort restaurants and DS, so there is plenty of opportunity for those who wish to have a drink to do it.
    I just don’t feel more opportunities for alcohol in the parks themselves is the best thing to do. I know most people can handle their liquor, but there are those that can’t, and I don’t think a family, kid-centric park is the place for more alcohol offerings. Just my honest opinion.

  10. A mistake. They need to do just the opposite and prohibit the sale of alcohol. Tired of all the drunks. Especially in Epcot. Look at the tourists. Half are wearing t-shirts with verbiage about drinking and getting drunk. Tired of this crap. Can’t we return the family orientation to WDW?

  11. I am very disappointed that the Magic Kingdom serves any alcohol. Walt Disney did not want this! Whoever is responsible for this should be ashamed.