“Disney is just for kids” …at least that is what “they,” say. Ask any adult Disney lover and they will tell you, you’re wrong for so many reasons!
Over the past few years, Disney World has changed to appeal even more to the adult crowd. With the offering of alcoholic drinks in the last few years at select restaurants, it has many guests giving a sigh and big “thank you”. Having only been available in one park in the past, the recent introduction of these adult drinks has been welcome for guests looking for additional options with their meal.
If you are worried about the use of alcohol overtaking the feeling of magic in these reputable family-friendly parks, in my personal experience, I haven’t seen this be the case, especially in Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios. The reason I single out Epcot is because of the availability of alcohol in the World Showcase. With the addition of seasonal festivals, Epcot is opportunistic for all kinds of amazing libations, especially during the ever-popular Food and Wine Festival in the fall. Having never personally experienced disruptive behavior in Epcot, I’d send slight caution during the weekends at festival times. This is when locals visit, which will increase the crowds and guests consuming said alcohol.
Going hand in hand with the additional drink offerings, the Disney dining plans have also been adjusted in recent years. Now at both quick service and table service locations, guests 21+ years can choose ONE alcoholic drink to be covered by the dining plan in place of other drink options, where applicable. Drink options vary at each location (beer, cider, wine, and specialty drinks). Ask your waiter or waitress what drinks are included upon ordering.
On my recent trip, I enjoyed some great alcoholic drink options at some of our favorite locations!
The Boathouse in Disney Springs:
- Shipwreck Accurately named, be cautious to go past 1 of these. (Marti Gold and Silver Rum, Passoa, Fresh Tropical Juices, Fresh Orange and Cherries)
- Blueberry Lemonade A refreshing favorite. (Stoli Blueberry, Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Homemade Lemonade, Fresh Blueberries)
- Coconut Mojito (Rumhaven Coconut Rum, Simple Syrup, Mint, Soda)
The Crystal Palace:
- House Made White Sangria (Kunde Sauvignon Blanc with Pineapple Juice and Fruit)
Cape May Café:
- Soleil Classic Mimosa (Sparkling Wine with Orange Juice) – breakfast offering Choza de Margarita (Dining plan is not accepted here)
- Cucumber (El Velo Tequila Blanco, Cucumber Juice, Orange Liqueur, Agave Nectar, and Tajin Chile-
lime Powder rim)
- Wild Strawberry (Tequila, Strawberry-Prickly Pear Pureé and LeJay Crème de Cassis)
La Hacienda de San Angel
- Standard Frozen Strawberry Margarita Sunshine Seasons (quick service) With my quick service meal, I enjoyed a White Claw as my beverage of choice.
On your next visit, do not miss out on the drink offerings at select table and quick service locations. They can be as pleasing as the meal itself! Especially if on the dining plan, this is a great way to get your money’s worth on the plan you paid for. Cheers!