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Disney World asks visitors to 'Be Our Guests' and have a drink


Mickey, have you been drinking?



Disney World has just gotten a little bit more, how shall we say, hospitable to grown-ups. 

After a long day chasing after the kids at the Orlando, Florida theme park, parents can now order a glass of beer or wine (or two) at the Magic Kingdom's new "Be Our Guest" restaurant, the first time the park has served alcohol in its 41-year history. 

Alcoholic drinks will only be available at the French restaurant, which is "Beauty and the Beast"-themed, during dinner hours, according to the Orlando Sentinel

"You cannot walk into a French restaurant and not get a glass of wine or beer," Maribeth Bisienere, vice president of food and beverage for Walt Disney Parks. "It made more sense to do it than not to do it."

"We really wanted to wait until it became something that worked with the particular theme," she added.

The Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland's new expansion will be open in December, with the restaurant previewing in November. 

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And what exactly is going to be on tap? 

"As part of the overall theming, we wanted to offer wine that enhances the guest experience and complements the French-inspired cuisine," said Stuart McGuire, Beverage Director, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, ABC News reported. "The wines focus primarily on France's famous wine-growing regions, including Champagne, Alsace, Loire, Rhone, Burgundy and Bordeaux."

"We'll also offer the leading French beer, Kronenbourg 1664," he said. "And, staying in the general region, we'll also offer Belgian beers," McGuire added. 

Though the Disney park has served alcoholic beverages at their catered events for years, but this is the first time a park restaurant will be serving it, the Los Angeles Times reported

We'll cheers to that.