After remaining a dry Disney Park for decades, Magic Kingdom serving liquor in each Park restaurant is a historic move for Walt Disney World.
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When Walt Disney World Resort first opened in 1971, there wasn’t a drop of alcohol on the property. Walt Disney himself decided that alcohol wasn’t necessary in his theme parks, and he wanted his Guests to enjoy the Park without any drinking.
Decades later, societal and cultural views of alcohol have changed. Although every other Disney Park has served alcoholic beverages such as wine, beer, and cocktails for years, Magic Kingdom didn’t begin serving alcoholic beverages until 2012.
Even then, the offerings were incredibly limited when compared to other Disney Parks. In 2012, alcohol was offered in a single Magic Kingdom restaurant.
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A few years later, in 2016, more restaurants joined the first. By May 2022, only seven restaurants within the Disney Park served alcohol. Months later, in September, Magic Kingdom’s alcohol arsenal expanded and specialty cocktails went on sale in select restaurants.
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Over the years, alcohol slowly but surely became more prominent in Magic Kingdom. Now, at the end of 2022, Magic Kingdom now serves liquor at any restaurant.
The Plaza Restaurant, which is an eatery located in between Main Street, U.S.A., and Tomorrowland, was the last Magic Kingdom restaurant to remain liquor free…until this past Sunday.
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The Plaza Restaurant offers lunch and dinner, giving Guests an elegant, turn-of-the-century setting to enjoy a casual dining experience.
A confirmed dining reservation is required in order to experience this Magic Kingdom table-service dining location.