Dad's Rant - Alcohol comes to the Magic Kingdom - Walt's not happy
The rumors are becoming too loud to ignore. It looks like very soon, maybe as soon as next week alcohol is coming to the Magic Kingdom in a big way. Yes, it's been available at Be Our Guest for a while now, but now Disney is going to offer alcohol at all the Table Service restaurants.
Walt's not happy.
Alcohol is coming to Skipper Canteen - Photo by Judd Helms
The Orlando Sentinel
is reporting that starting on December 23rd, Disney will start serving alcohol in all the Table Service restaurants in the Magic Kingdom. That's Tony's Town Square Restaurant, Cinderella's Royal Table, Skipper Canteen, Crystal Palace and Liberty Tree Tavern.
This is not right. Yes, I said it. It's not right! Walt is not happy!
Yes, I know people drink alcohol. Yes, I know it's in all the other parks and in all the hotels, and for the most part no one really has a problem, but not the Magic Kingdom! It was annoying when alcohol came to Be Our Guest, but this...
Walt was ADAMANT about serving alcohol in the Magic Kingdom. It was not going to happen. PERIOD. Walt is not happy. Can't we hold to some traditions? Can't we draw a line somewhere?
Let's see, alcohol at Crystal Palace with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, yeah, that's a place to serve alcohol. Not. Come on. Get a grip Disney. Winnie the Pooh shouldn't be tied to alcoholic beverages. They just don't mix. (Yes, I know the Crystal Palace is not in the article, but from what I heard that's where the training started.)
Tony's Town Square is an Italian restaurant and lots of wine is usually served at Italian restaurants, so maybe, but why? Tony's has been dry for let's see, October 1, 1971 until December 23, 2016, that's 16,520 days. SIXTEEN THOUSAND DAYS! Why now?
And really, do we need to put alcohol in Cinderella's Royal Table? What's up with that? Can't we keep the feeling of wholesomeness in the very symbol that is guarded by none other than Walt Disney himself? What would be the problem with that. Walt didn't want this.
Yeah, I know. This is more of Disney's money grubbing thing. You'd think Disney was in as much trouble as Sea World with all the money grubbing and corner cutting they are doing lately. It's sad, really sad.
This is a really bad, bad idea if for no other reason than Walt himself was TOTALLY AGAINST it. The Magic Kingdom was dry for over 40 YEARS! This is totally uncalled for! There is no reason for alcohol to come to the Magic Kingdom! It's just not right! Walt is not happy!