Sure, Disney was designed for kids. But after a long day of walking around the park in the scorching Florida sun, nothing goes down nicer than an alcoholic beverage… or two. Whether you’re visiting the parks with kids in tow or if you’re on an adults-only trip, it’s beneficial to know where you can purchase alcohol at Magic Kingdom to make your day at Disney that little bit better.
In this article, I’m going to give you the complete rundown of venues serving alcohol in Magic Kingdom, as well as answering some frequently asked questions when it comes to drinks in the Disney parks.
What Kind of Alcohol Is Available at Magic Kingdom?
Sorry to all the hard liquor lovers out there, but Magic Kingdom and Disney as a whole only serve beer, wine, sparkling wine, or cocktails based with one of the three.
Can I Get a Glass of Wine in Magic Kingdom?
Alcohol in Magic Kingdom is limited to eight table service restaurants. This means you can’t just walk up to any old kiosk and order a glass of wine or beer. Instead, to be served alcohol in Magic Kingdom, you need to have a sit-down reservation at one of the table service restaurants that I’ll discuss next.
What Restaurants Serve Beer and Wine in Magic Kingdom?
So, as I mentioned previously, there are eight table service restaurants that serve up alcohol to guests, and these restaurants include the following:
Be Our Guest Restaurant in Fantasyland
The Be Our Guest Restaurant opens for lunch at 10 AM, and if you really wanted to, you could start drinking wines, sparkling wines, beer or cider with your lunch slash late breakfast.
Cinderella’s Royal Table in Fantasyland
I get it, some people like to start the party early, and if that is your thing then Cinderella’s Royal Table serves up mimosas, sangria, and peach bellinis with their breakfast menu which starts from 8 AM. But, if you’re after a larger alcoholic menu, then it’s best to book in for a lunch or dinner reservation.
During the lunch and dinner sittings, Cinderella’s Royal Table doesn’t just serve up beer and wines, but it also serves “Flights”, which are a range of different cocktails based with wines and champagne.
The Crystal Palace in Main Street, U.S.A
If Cinderella’s Royal Table was too hard to get into, then there are a few more options in Main Street, U.S.A, that serve up alcohol. The first is The Crystal Palace which is open for both lunch and dinner. A smaller selection of beers and wines are on their menu, along with mimosas and white sangria.
The Plaza Restaurant in Main Street, U.S.A
Another Main Street, U.S.A option is The Plaza Restaurant which again is open for lunch and dinner. The Plaza Restaurant has an even smaller selection of wine and beer, so if you’re after something slightly more exciting, it may be best to look elsewhere.
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant in Main Street, U.S.A
The final restaurant serving alcohol in Main Street, U.S.A, is Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. Lunch reservations at Tony’s start at 11:30, and to accompany your Italian cuisine you can choose from wine, beer, or a wine cocktail.
The Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square
The Diamond Horseshoe is a buffet-style restaurant, and if you still have room for alcohol after you’ve filled up on classic American favourites, then you can opt for mimosas, sangrias, shandys, or just standard wine and beer.
Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square
The second restaurant in Liberty Square is the Liberty Tree Tavern which has a selection of cocktails, beer, cider, and wine.
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen in Adventureland
And the final alcohol-serving restaurant in Magic Kingdom is the Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen in Adventureland. Here you can purchase sangrias and shandys or a range of beers and wines.
It’s important to note that table service restaurants require a dining reservation and slots to some of the more popular restaurants fill up fast. If you didn’t manage to make a reservation for one of the restaurants on the list prior to arriving at the park, then you’ve got three options to try and secure yourself a table.
The first option is to check the Disney World app to see if any reservations have become available. Be sure to check regularly throughout the day as slots come and go within seconds.
Secondly, you can check the Disney World app to see wait times for tables at the restaurants, and you can even join the walk-up list and be notified when a table becomes available. And lastly, you can always try your luck by just walking up to the restaurant and checking if they have any availability. More often than not, it doesn’t work, but it’s worth a shot, right?
Why Is There No Alcohol in Magic Kingdom Except in Sit Down Dining?
I think it is fair to say that out of the three Disney parks, Magic Kingdom is by far the most family and child-orientated. And as the park is said to be the “most magical place on Earth”, having alcohol widely available could cause some people to get a little too carried away.
Put it this way, you don’t want to be sat behind someone on Space Mountain who’s just downed loads of alcohol now, do you?
Can You Walk Around With Alcohol at Magic Kingdom?
Unlike Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios, you can’t walk around Magic Kingdom with alcohol in your hand. Alcoholic beverages are only available at the eight restaurants I listed above, and it is prohibited to take alcohol out with you once you’ve finisihed your meal.
Can You Walk Around With Alcohol at Disney World?
If you are on an adults only trip and you do want to walk around with a beverage in your hand, then good news, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios have a more relaxed approach when it comes to alcohol.
What Age Do I Have to Be to Drink Alcohol in Magic Kingdom?
Disney follows the legal drinking age in America, which happens to be 21 years of age. This means that anyone over the age of 21 can purchase alcohol in one of the eight table service restaurants.
It’s recommended that all guests over the age of 21 who intend to buy alcohol take some form of identification as you may not be served without it.
Can You Take Alcohol Into Magic Kingdom?
Alcoholic drinks are NOT allowed to be taken into Magic Kingdom, so to save them from getting confiscated, it’s best to leave them at home.
Getting Alcohol Near Magic Kingdom
If you weren’t able to get into one of the table-service restaurants and you’re dying for a drink, then there are a few hotels nearby that serve up alcohol. The Contemporary, the Polynesian Village, and the Grand Floridian are just a walk or a monorail away and have numerous bars and restaurants that serve a range of different alcoholic drinks.
I will say it may take some time and some effort to get to the hotels by foot or by monorail, but sometimes it’s nice to get out of the parks and witness some of the other things that Disney has to offer.