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Magic Kingdom: Alcohol in All Sit Down Restaurants

When Walt opened his Disneyland theme park, he wanted it to be a family-friendly atmosphere in every way possible include it being an alcohol-free park. This extended to Walt Disney World when Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, but subsequent theme parks – including Disneyland’s California Adventure, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom – all served alcohol and even created drinks to match the theme of the parks and the lands within the parks.

Magic Kingdom remained a dry park until 2012 when Be Our Guest opened in New Fantasyland in 2012. Four years later in 2016, Tony’s Town Square, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Liberty Tree Tavern, and Skipper Canteen joined the exclusive club of restaurants that served alcohol in the park.

Every sit-down restaurant in the Magic Kingdom now serves alcohol.
Every sit-down restaurant in the Magic Kingdom now serves alcohol.

Now, Disney has announced that The Plaza Restaurant, Crystal Palace, and Diamond Horseshoe will also now serve alcohol, which means that every table-service restaurant in Magic Kingdom now serves beer and wine. No hard liquor will be available.

This addition only holds true for table-service restaurants though; no counter-service restaurants will serve alcohol, and you have to be at least 21 years of age with valid identification to be served. If you’re reading this from a country other than the United States, you will need to have a valid ID plus a valid passport from your country of origin to be served alcoholic beverages.

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