Since Disneyland opened its doors 63 years ago, not a drop of alcohol has been sold on site. Well, that is apart from Disney’s top secret (but not so much a secret anymore) bar, Club 33, which does sell cups of the good stuff. However, Disney have noticed a market that they are not targeting, and how much money they could earn if they began to sell alcohol.
As it is, Disneyland is the most magical place on earth, and I’m pretty sure many people of an adult age would see this too if they were a few cocktails deep. In 2019, starting in Star Wars Land, Oga’s Cantina bar will be opening, and it will sell themed cocktails and other alcoholic beverages. Although a list of drinks available has not yet been released, we’re sure there will be a cocktail called the ‘Yoda.’ Can you imagine? Green apple flavoured cocktail with so much vodka, that you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between Han Solo and R2-D2. Anyway…
However, not everybody is liking the idea of alcohol being sold on site. Disneyland is meant to be a place where everybody can enjoy themselves, and I’m pretty sure families aren’t going to want to see people stumbling around after many cocktails onto rides and causing any drama.
I try not to complain *too* much, but truth be told, I was never wild about Star Wars Land going in Disneyland. It made no sense. But I tried to make the best of it, cuz, what else can I do, lol. Now that the alcohol rumor's been confirmed, I am considerably less cool with it :/
— The Disney Project (@DisneyProject) August 30, 2018
We totally agree. If adults want alcohol they can go out to Downtown Disney or across to DCA. It is unnecessary and Walt would not approve even now.
— Pamela S (@starleet) August 31, 2018
Walt Disney famously didn’t want alcohol to be served at Disneyland. That’s why Disneyland has never served it publicly. Club 33 is private so doesn’t really count.
— jonathan (@jaysquivel) August 30, 2018
Although Walt Disney wanted the park to be dry for this reason, we know he would make a few changes for the modern world if he saw how much better things are after a margarita…or two…
It’s true that Walt wanted Disneyland to be dry because he didn’t want it become another Coney Island full of drunken hooliganism.
But now that Disney is the top-dog, they’re allowed to rewrite their own rules. So, I say let the alcohol flow like #WaltRight tears!
— Matt LeVasseur (@mattman812) August 31, 2018
I tend to be a pretty hardline traditionalist when it comes to Disneyland, but alcohol sales were inevitable and, frankly, long overdue. It’s 2018 and the way we, as a culture, interact with alcohol is wildly different from 1955. Walt also didn’t want CMs to have beards.
— David Daut (@DavidMDaut) August 30, 2018
This feels like the wrong photo for this headline. Like the gang is so excited they can finally go to a bar nearby to get sloshed. pic.twitter.com/tcXLpWzGrv
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) August 31, 2018
We’ll join you in the bar Mickey, this round is on us!
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