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  • Isn't it about time for wine in Disneyland?

    Just thinking how much I would enjoy a glass of wine with my dinner at the Blue Bayou when I'm in Disneyland. I started thinking, I can drink wine when I'm in the California Adventure. Isn't it about time that they allowed wine sales in the Blue Bayou for dinner?
    Last edited by Circarama; 04-13-2005, 08:00 PM. Reason: spelling
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    I don't want to stand in this line any longer! All these new rides are based on Pixar movies! I can't find anything my size to wear! Space Mountain still isn't open! The subs aren't running yet! When will they bring back the People Mover?

    Oh, sorry, wrong kind of whines.

    Sure, I think if they can sell it in Club 33, they can serve a little bit here and there in Blue Bayou...so long as it doesn't turn into a problem with adults staggering around. There's too many kids in DL who probably shouldn't see that.

    One could also argue, I guess, that anyone who enters the park and abandons their brain shouldn't be allowed to enhance that process with alcohol.

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    • #3
      I'm thinkin Jello Shots at THE SHOOTIN GALLERY
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      • #4
        I think The Blue Bayou restaurant is a bit too low brow to serve wine. With the exception of Club 33 I don't perceive any of the restaurants in Disneyland to be classy enough that they would serve wine with their meals. I think they should work on offering better food at the restaurants before thinking about serving alcohol to the guests. I say if you want a good sit down meal w/a little alcohol for equal or less price go to Catal or Tortilla Jo's in Downtown Disney. Either way I don't care if they serve wine or not. A glass of Coca-Cola will keep me happy.

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        • #5
          Yep. Club 33 has got it. I don't know, wine is fine, but then they'll want beer too. I don't want it too be like Universal, where there's beer stands on every corner.












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          • #6
            They could serve beer at Rancho del Zocalo. I don't know about WINE necessarily. But I hear the alcohol in DCA is really watered down anyway, so is having it really necessary? Just bring in a waterbottle filled with vodka or a grape juice bottle filled with another kind of grape juice and make your own good time.
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            • #7
              I think fine wine would be ok. It would be so expensive that I don't think people would be getting loaded. It would be nice for those who wanted a fine meal. BB is very nice and wine would not be out of place.As long as it stayed there.

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              • #8
                I'll tell ya, the Tiki Room is pretty awesome after a Rainbow Colada. :monkey:

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                • #9
                  I don't see any reason why they shouldn't be able to sell alcohol there. They could just integrate a stamp system, where you can get like...2 or 3 drinks in a given day (so we don't have people passed out in the middle of New Orleans Square) and they could stamp your hand w/ those glow in the dark stamps. They wouldn't have drunks but people would be a lot more calm w/ the crowds...
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                  • #10
                    No
                    How much longer will it take
                    For the world to see.
                    We should learn to live
                    And simply let it be.
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                    • #11
                      Yeah no. There are about a billion reasons why they should continue to not serve alcohol in the park, the #1 reason being that they just really don't need to, at all.

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                      • #12
                        NO! It is not time for wine or any other alcohol at Disneyland. Not to turn this into a anti-AP thread, but if one finds oneself going to Disneyland soooo often that they become sooo bored that they think alcohol would be a good way to liven the place up.....well, you see my point :monkey:
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                        • #13
                          I think we're doin' just fine the way we are, thank you.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Club 33
                            Yep. Club 33 has got it. I don't know, wine is fine, but then they'll want beer too. I don't want it too be like Universal, where there's beer stands on every corner.
                            I agree with you, it would start with wine, and then people would say, "why not beer?" It just opens up a path that I don't think most people would like to see the park go down. Even if you put a 3 drink max on it, I've seen one glass of wine have a major effect on a person even. There is alcohol on property at DCA and Downtown Disney if you really feel the need for a drink, but Disneyland has been pretty successful for 50 years without it and I don't think they have much to gain by introducing wine to the park in restaurants like Blue Bayou, on that note I don't have a problem with it being served in Club 33 either.

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                            • #15
                              It's time for mai tais at the Tiki Room, gin & tonic on the Jungle Cruise, rum and grog on the Pirates of the Caribbean, sazerac in the Haunted Mansion, whiskey on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, assorted beers at the Golden Horseshoe Saloon, martinis on the Monorail, and people barfing into trash cans all up and down Main Street on their way out.

                              Yeah, maybe if it was HunterS.Thompsonland and not Disneyland (note the Johnny Depp connection).
                              My fondest memory of Walt Disney was the day Disneyland opened....I was standing next to him - I was 12 years old - he was looking at the gate where people were coming through, he had his hands behind his back, he had a grin from ear to ear, but you could see the lump in his throat and the tear coming down his cheek because his dream had been realized. -- Mouseketeer Sharon Baird, "Mouseke-Memories", Walt Disney Treasures: The Mickey Mouse Club

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by melmel
                                They could serve beer at Rancho del Zocalo.
                                Cervezas at Rancho del Zocalo? Si, pero there should be MAS TEQUILA POR FAVOR!!!! Aaaaaaaay yi yi yi!!!!!!!
                                My fondest memory of Walt Disney was the day Disneyland opened....I was standing next to him - I was 12 years old - he was looking at the gate where people were coming through, he had his hands behind his back, he had a grin from ear to ear, but you could see the lump in his throat and the tear coming down his cheek because his dream had been realized. -- Mouseketeer Sharon Baird, "Mouseke-Memories", Walt Disney Treasures: The Mickey Mouse Club

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                                • #17
                                  Eh, personally I don't care myself (I don't drink alcohol, never have, never will. It's a flavor/taste issue with me, heh.), but on the whole, I don't really think they should...I'm not so sure Walt would want it that way, either. Besides, you don't need alcohol in order to have a good time at Disneyland, anyway, and like Club 33 has stated, I fear if they allowed wine, the general public would want beer as well. And that could get ugly, *very* quickly...unless they strictly limited how many glasses a person can have. And even *that* might cause problems, for the cast members, and for the guests also...come on, if a person has had an overblown fit about not being able to keep the 'feather' on Dumbo, some other idiot *WOULD* probably be likely to have an overblown fit about being allowed only 2 glasses of wine. :lol:



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                                  • #18
                                    I predict this thread will derail quickly, so I better type quickly...

                                    I don't think that the majority of the population abuses alcohol. There will always be people that will abuse substances, but I bet if you talk to DLR security staff, you would learn that people that want to drink in the resort are already doing so. People can get drunk prior to walking in the resort, or they could sneak some in.

                                    I think that DLR is the best place in the world, and I wouldn't want to mess with success, so I don't mind if the wine stays outside. With that, it is important to note that I have NEVER seen a mass amount of people stumbling out of Club 33, where they have alcohol. Or even at DCA, I have never seen an issue with it. That could be largely due to the fact that it is so expensive.... Who can afford more than one drink?



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                                    • #19
                                      Oh, god no.... Don't get me wrong here... I would love a Disney experiance with wine, but I am afraid it would be a $5 glass of Franzia Chablis in a collectable paper cup...

                                      You might as well not have wine at all in DL...
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by AndersDMB
                                        I agree with you, it would start with wine, and then people would say, "why not beer?" It just opens up a path that I don't think most people would like to see the park go down. Even if you put a 3 drink max on it, I've seen one glass of wine have a major effect on a person even. There is alcohol on property at DCA and Downtown Disney if you really feel the need for a drink, but Disneyland has been pretty successful for 50 years without it and I don't think they have much to gain by introducing wine to the park in restaurants like Blue Bayou, on that note I don't have a problem with it being served in Club 33 either.
                                        Oh, so it's an issue of priviledge then? It's okay to drink wine in Club 33, because if you can afford a membership into Club 33 then you can certainly hold your liquor? That's seems odd :confused:

                                        Re: "I think The Blue Bayou restaurant is a bit too low brow to serve wine. With the exception of Club 33 I don't perceive any of the restaurants in Disneyland to be classy enough that they would serve wine with their meals".

                                        Although I admit that the Blue Bayou's food is not quite up to par with Club 33, Catal or even the Vineyard Room, it is still a nice restaurant that serves good food. Seeing a wine offering on the menu would not be out of place in the Blue Bayou.

                                        Re: What would Walt want. Walt wanted to serve alcohol at the Blue Bayou. It was then Disneyland president Dick Nunis who discouraged it. Probably because they used to serve BEER to the people who came to Holidayland for picnics in the 1950's. They had many instances of over-indulgence at Holidayland, and Disneyland eventually quit serving for that very reason, and rightly so. Wine is something to be enjoyed with a good meal, not guzzled for it's alchoholic properties. And beer was never intended nor implied to be part of this conversation.


                                        Incidently, I never feel the need for a drink! That implies that I am an alcholic. I enjoy A GLASS of wine with my meal, not a bottle or keg. As a matter of fact, the only time that I imbibe, is when I have the opportunity to eat a nice meal out. Other than that, I don't drink!

                                        This seems to be a conversation that is based on tradition. It has been a tradition since 1967 to serve alcohol to Club 33 patrons and nowhere else in Disneyland. When they opened up DCA, they allowed wine sales in the Vineyard Room. Certainly, California's drunk driving laws have changed peoples attitude about over-indulgence, and I am quite happy that it has. As far as I know, there haven't been drunk people staggering out of the Vineyard Room in DCA, barfing into trash cans as they exit the Park. Now that it has been shown that people can be responsible with their intake, I see no GOOD reason why they shouldn't offer wine(only) at the Blue Bayou. All the reasons that I have heard to date are based on emotion, and what has been tradition.
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