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Unlimited Alcohol at Disney’s Magic Kingdom? Yes, It’s a Thing!

Relax and unwind… it’s Walt Disney World Resort vacation time! A common Disney misconception is that no alcohol is allowed within Magic Kingdom Park. This was true years ago, but now alcohol is available if you know the right places to look. And yes… there is an unlimited alcohol option as well.

Walt’s vision of the Disney Parks was not to include alcohol. In 1956, Walt was quoted talking about Disneyland Park, saying, “No liquor, no beer, nothing. Because that brings in a rowdy element. That brings people that we don’t want and I feel they don’t need it. I feel when I go down to the park I don’t need a drink. I work around that place all day and I don’t have one. After I come out of a heavy day at the studio sometimes I want a drink to relax.”

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When Magic Kingdom Park opened in 1971, the Disney Park was known as a dry Park with no alcohol present. Fast forward over 40 years to 2012 when Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland opened. Fantasyland welcomed the stunning table-service restaurant, Be Our Guest. To match the french Beauty and the Beast (1991) theme, Disney allowed the table service to be the first to welcome beer and wine to its menu.

Since 2012, Magic Kingdom Park has welcomed multiple beers, wine, and cocktail options to its table service restaurants at Magic Kingdom Park, including Be Our Guest Restaurant, Cinderella’s Royal Table, The Crystal Palace, The Diamond Horseshoe, Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen, Liberty Tree Tavern, The Plaza Restaurant, and Tony’s Town Square Restaurant.

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Unlike EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and Disney Springs, an alcoholic beverage is unavailable at any quick-service restaurants within Magic Kingdom Park.

The adjustment has been one that has been at the center of some Disney fan debate, with some welcoming alcohol while others preferring for the Park to remain dry as Walt preferred in his quote over 65 years ago.

Nonetheless, alcohol is also a spotlight for Magic Kingdom’s nighttime spectacular, Disney Enchantment. Currently, Magic Kingdom hosts three fireworks dessert parties, including its Disney Enchantment Pre-Party, Disney Enchantment Treats & Seats, and Disney Enchantment After Party.

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When attending the “pre-party” version of the dessert party, Guests are invited to enjoy all the dessert, cheese, and fruits their hearts can desire before the fireworks take place – with special fireworks viewing areas reserved for after the treats are closed. The “after-party” version allows Guests to enter the reserved fireworks viewing location and then eat after.

The “treats and seats” version allows Guests to remain in the Tomorrowland Terrace to enjoy eating and drinking while viewing the fireworks from the terrace with their own personal seat for comfort during the fireworks.

And while the unlimited desserts, cheese, and fruits are heavenly… Guests are also invited to sip away until their heart is content! Unlimited alcohol, including varieties of beer and wine, is readily available to Guests of the three dessert party selections and is included in the party fee.

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While there is a time limit on how long Guests can stay to eat and drink, of course, you can enjoy sipping away on as many glasses of beer and wine as you’d like. During a recent visit to the “after-party” version of the dessert party, we were even told when the “last call” for alcohol was.

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Take note that while, yes, this unlimited alcohol is a treat while on a vacation – the magic at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is still alive and well! Keeping the Park a family-friendly environment is the top priority so knowing your drink limit is key to keeping the pixie dust extra special.

Ready to book your Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party experience? Learn more on Disney’s website here.

About Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.