Saturday, October 27, 2012

Whisky Tango Foxtrot #1 (WTF) - No alcohol in Disneyland?!

WTF posts are a chance for me to
rant about anything I find annoying
Youve been warned.
Disneyland, the happiest place on Earth, is dry. No alcohol is served within the park no matter your age. While I understand the intention (imagining a headline of "another drunk patron fell into Tom Sawyers lagoon") it seems that once again, the stupidity of the few ruin it for the rest of us normal people who know when to say when.

Now, I'm not suggesting that they distribute tequila shots while waiting in a line for a ride, (but God knows it might make the critters in Splash Mountain more entertaining). What I would love is the ability to sit under the (fake) stars in the Blue Bayou restaurant eating a nice steak with a whiskey in hand watching the unwashed bloated masses float by as they start the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Ok, that might have been a bit graphic.

It seems that they are going to try something new in DisneyWorld. Currently they are building a new section to the park, and in the name of "keeping to the theme" a new Beauty and the Beast upscale restaurant will offer beer and wine. Well, its a start anyway. (read up here) The new section is scheduled to open near the end of the year.

I have heard rumor from the Disnleyland fan-atics that there is one place to get a drink in town. Club-33 is a near-impossible-to-gain-access restaurant that does indeed serve booze. But at a rumored $27,000 initiation fee - who can afford it? Old Walt himself had it built for dignitaries and the like, and I am sure it is quite posh. Unfortunately I am sure I will never see its interior.

My wife loves Disneyland, and we have gone many times. Now with a little girl in the family - I am sure we will go even more often. I enjoy it, but at the end of the day I partake in what I like to call the "best ride of the day". That would be the bar ride. No waiting, and no angry mothers trying to shove their stroller up your bum. If your like me, I suggest the nice leather and boulder decorated bar at the Grand Californian. Its within walking distance right along the shopping strip, and gives the whole day a happy ending. :)

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