Visiting the Magic Kingdom is a quintessential experience for any family. And while there’s plenty of fun to be had during the day, some families like to enjoy a few drinks in the evening as well.
If that’s you, then you’ll need to know about the rules for drinking alcohol in the park. Here’s what you need to know before your next visit to Magic Kingdom!
GETTING ALCOHOL AT MAGIC KINGDOM
Although alcohol has been generally prohibited since Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, that is slowly changing it hasn’t been a new world quite yet.
When rumors spread about the addition of alcoholic beverages to Magic Kingdom, a large number of people became enraged at the prospect of “the most magical location on earth” being ruined.
So far, the alcohol restrictions have been effective in maintaining order, and it’s improbable that they’ll be rescinded anytime soon (even Disneyland park now has alcoholic beverages at Oga’s Cantina).
If you’re planning on drinking alcohol at Magic Kingdom, there are a few things you should know. For the most part, alcohol is only served at table service restaurants within the park. Keep in mind that these types of restaurants generally require an advance dining reservation, and Disney World’s Magic Kingdom has some of the most sought-after reservations in all of Walt Disney World.
There are three things you can do if you don’t have a reservation already. The first is to check the Disney World app for any reservations that might be open right now. You might get lucky and find some that way. Just remember to search by meal time (like “Dinner”) and also by each hour of the day (for example, “5:00 PM”). Sometimes your results will depend on how specific you are with your time search.
Reservations are usually available for all locations the day before if you keep a close eye.
Even if the above two methods in the app fail you, you might just walk up to the restaurant. Even when the app shows no availability, the restaurants sometimes can accept walk-ups.
Keep in mind that table service restaurants are not fast food (quick service) establishments. You won’t be able to rush in and out, and you certainly can’t take your meal to go. These types of eateries require more time, so anticipate staying for at least an hour.
Can You Bring Your Own Alcohol Into Magic Kingdom?
The quick answer is no. You cannot bring any alcohol into Magic Kingdom. If you have your heart set on drinking alcohol at Magic Kingdom and don’t want to spend the money on Disney prices, your best bet is to have a drink before you get to the park.
What Kind Of Alcohol Is Available At Magic Kingdom?
On the present menu, there are beer, wine, sparkling wine, and cocktails that have those alcohols as bases. However, staff cannot offer hard liquor or any cocktails mixed with hard liquor per park rules.
Restaurants With Alcohol At Magic Kingdom
Be Our Guest – Private label Champagne and Wines, Sparkling Wine, Wine, Beers and Ciders
Cinderella’s Royal Table – Champagne, White and Rose’ Wines, Red Wine and Beer
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen – Specialty Cocktails, Wines and Beers
Liberty Tree Tavern – Specialty Cocktails, Wines, Beers and Cider.
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant – Italian Wines and Beers
The Plaza Restaurant – Sangria, Wines and Beers
The Crystal Palace – Wines, Beers and Cider
The Diamond Horseshoe – Wine, Beer, Cider and Sangria
Remember that not every restaurant has the same alcohol menu, and these menus may differ between breakfast and lunch/dinner.
The wine lists at most of the restaurants in the park are comparable, although we recommend Liberty Tree Tavern and Skipper Canteen for beer. We’ve also had great wine at Be Our Guest.
As you might expect, the character meals don’t have many options for alcohol. Cinderella’s Royal Table has a pretty good—but often expensive—wine/sparkling wine selection and limited beer. Crystal Palace is even more limited on all fronts.
Alcohol Near Magic Kingdom
There Are Lots of Resort Bars Close to Magic Kingdom.
The Contemporary Resort Bars: Outer Rim, The Sand Bar, The Wave Lounge
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Bars: Barefoot Pool Bar, Tambu Lounge, Oasis Bar and Grill, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace
The Grand Floridian Resort Bars: Enchanted Rose, Beaches Pool Bar, Courtyard Pool Bar, Citrico’s Lounge
You can reach Wilderness Lodge by boat in just a short while, and Fort Wilderness is yet another option that’s only accessible via boat.
The only drawback to this method is that it takes about 12 minutes if you’re walking from the front of Magic Kingdom all the way to Steakhouse 71 Lounge at Contemporary Resort.
A lengthy wait and a sluggish monorail ride could take you almost 30 minutes to get to Trader Sam’s at Polynesian.
This may not be an appealing thought to some, but you’re escaping the crowds. When you’ve had a long day at Magic Kingdom, it’s always nice to have a bit of open space.
I’d recommend visiting the Grand Floridian’s Enchanted Rose bar. The Bar is divided into two Beauty and the Beast rooms, which appear quite nice. There are a variety of drinks to select from, as well as Martinis, wines, and beers. A fantastic place to unwind after a busy day at the park at Magic Kingdom.
If you want more fun and exciting experience, try Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. This Tiki bar opens at 8 pm, making it the perfect place to go after your day at Magic Kingdom. With lots of delicious cocktails and alcoholic beverages available, you can leave with a souvenir Tiki mug from this charming and enchanting bar.
Magic Kingdom Alcohol FAQ
Are there alcoholic drinks at Magic Kingdom?
Yes, there are alcoholic drinks available at some restaurants within the park.
Why is alcohol not served at Magic Kingdom?
Alcohol was previously not served at Magic Kingdoms. For most of its existence, there was no alcohol. In 2012, the park began to experiment with alcohol service in the Be Our Guest restaurant in New Fantasyland. The results were positive, and since then alcohol has been slowly introduced into more restaurants within the park.
Are there any Bars in Magic Kingdom to Buy Alcohol From?
No, there are no bars in Magic Kingdom. Alcohol is only sold at sit-down restaurants.
Do They Sell Beer and Alcohol in Magic Kingdom?
Yes, beer and alcohol are sold at some restaurants within Magic Kingdom.
Can you walk with alcohol at the Magic Kingdom?
Magic Kingdom is the only Disney park in Florida where you can’t walk around with alcohol, even though you’re allowed to buy it inside the park. You have to purchase your drinks with a meal at a restaurant.
Drinking alcohol is allowed in Magic Kingdom, but only if you purchase it with a meal at one of the sit-down restaurants. There are a variety of alcoholic drinks available, including beer and wine. If you’re looking for an exciting place to drink after a long day at Magic Kingdom, we recommend Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.