Alcohol Comes to the Magic Kingdom Along with the Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland
Walt Disney World not only previewed some of the delicious dishes for the Be Our Guest restaurant opening November 19th as part of New Fantasyland today, but they actually revealed that assorted wines and beers will be served as well. This will make Be Our Guest the first restaurant in the 41 year history of the Magic Kingdom to serve alcohol.
“More than ever, we’re using storytelling and creativity as we develop our menus,” says Maribeth Bisienere, vice president of Food & Beverage and Merchandise for The Walt Disney Company. “We’re continually creating magical experiences, and Be Our Guest Restaurant at New Fantasyland is the next step in the evolution.”
As guests dine amongst either the Ballroom, Rose Gallery, or the West Wing, here are some of the offerings they can choose from:
Grilled Strip Steak with Garlic-Herb Butter and Pommes Frites
Mousse-Filled Cream Puffs
Pan-seared Salmon with Leek Fondue and Saffron Potatoes
Assorted Cured Meats and Sausages
I’m sure you would like an explanation as to why they are serving beer and wines with dinner, so here is what Disney provided:
“As part of the overall theming, we wanted to offer wine that enhances the guest experience and complements the French-inspired cuisine,” says Stuart McGuire, Beverage Director, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “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,” says McGuire. “And, staying in the general region, we’ll also offer Belgian beers.”
So, what do you think of the menu and the bombshell announcement regarding alcohol in the Magic Kingdom?