It was HUGE NEWS when it was announced that four Table Service restaurants in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom would start serving alcoholic beverages in late December 2016.
Why? Because — with the exception of Dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant which opened in late 2012 — Magic Kingdom had always been a dry park, in keeping tradition with Walt Disney’s wishes for his original park, Disneyland.
And that’s why it remains relatively big news today that Crystal Palace and The Plaza Restaurant in Magic Kingdom have both just begun serving alcohol as well, with a selection of beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail at each location.
Below is the Crystal Palace beverage menu, which is available for all three meals served at the Character buffet: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
And here is the drink menu for The Plaza Restaurant.
Why the change? Well, we don’t know for certain, but it is easy to make an assumption based on recent changes to the Disney Dining Plan. You see, for the first time in 2018, the Plans include an alcoholic beverage for of-age guests as part of their Table Service and Counter Service credits. Could this be in response to guests wishing to maximize the full value of their Dining Plan purchase?
And, if that IS the case, does this mean it’s only a matter of time until we see alcohol served at Counter Service locations throughout Magic Kingdom?
We shall see… in the meantime, what do YOU think about this change?
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