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Disney Adds More Booze to the Magic Kingdom

Even though Disney Resort and Disney Park Guests’ bad behavior continues to increase — with at least one recent Disney Park fistfight allegedly being caused by an overconsumption of alcohol — Walt Disney World Resort is still adding more alcohol to its magical offerings. Now, one of the Disney Parks that was a non-alcoholic establishment for the better part of its existence is about to raise its alcohol levels!

The Magic Kingdom was a dry Disney Park when it opened in 1971 (inspired by the dry status of the Disneyland Disney Park at the time), and alcohol became a part of Disney Guests’ Magic Kingdom experiences in 2012. There are plenty of delicious alcoholic beverages to be found on a Disney vacation — including margaritas like these, and this margarita from a former Victoria’s Secret Angel and supermodel — but back in 2012, the main alcohol-friendly restaurant in the Magic Kingdom was the Be Our Guest restaurant, and the offerings for anyone desiring an alcoholic drink consisted of beer and wine for table-service dining.

Be Our Guest

The Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. This restaurant offers alcoholic drinks in the form of beer and wine. Credit Disney

Next, beer and wine became available at all table-service dining establishments in the Magic Kingdom in the year 2016 — but specialty cocktails were still few and far between. That is about to change, however, for Disney Guests who are enjoying libations at the Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen in Adventureland, the Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square, and the Diamond Horseshoe in Frontierland!

If you are a Disney Guest who enjoys a fun cocktail — and, with this being Disney, the cocktails most likely will indeed have magical themes to suit their locations — then set your calendar for September 13, since this is when these brand new cocktails will arrive on the aforementioned three restaurants’ menus!

Schweitzer-Slush-Skipper-Canteen

The Schweitzer Slush is not new, but is a Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen specialty.

Fortunately, the details about the cocktails in question have already been revealed. The two specialty cocktails coming to the Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen are the Jungle Bird Cocktail (containing Gosling Black Rum, Campari, cane syrup, pineapple juice, and lime juice), and the Golden Haze Margarita (which includes Teremana Blanco Tequila, Grand Marnier, agave syrup, lime juice, and smoked chili bitters).

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The Liberty Tree Tavern Credit: Disney

The other two establishments receiving new cocktails, the Liberty Tree Tavern and the Golden Horseshoe, will be offering the same two new cocktails to adult Guests of drinking age. The Gold Rush cocktail will contain Elijah Craig Bourbon, lemon juice, crystallized ginger, and honey.

The second cocktail, the Magical Beacon Cocktail, is a 50th anniversary special that will contain Empress 1908 Gin, Bols Blue Curacao, Minute Maid premium lemonade, Orgeat (almond) syrup, lemon, hibiscus grenadine, and a whimsical little glowing ice cube as a souvenir.

Will you be ordering these new cocktails? Do you think that there should be more alcoholic beverages available in the Disney Parks at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort (and onboard Disney cruise ships), or fewer?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!