Walt Disney World has revealed that the new Be Our Guest restaurant at the Magic Kingdom will serve alcohol, in a first for the park.
In a post on the Disney Parks Blog, further details of the menu items that will be on offer in the Beauty and the Beast-themed dining location have been announced. This includes the news that beer and wine will be offered during dinner, in a park that previously steered clear of alcoholic beverages.
Alcoholic drinks are already available from several other Disney parks, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World's Epcot. However, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland the original Disneyland in California do not serve them to the general public.
Be Our Guest will be housed inside a large-scale recreation of the Beast's castle as seen in Beauty and the Beast, one of Disney's enduringly popular animated classics. The restaurant will offer quick service dining during the day, and a full table service in the evening. Diners will be spread across the castle's ballroom, gallery and "west wing", all of which are designed to resemble locations seen in the movie.
Among the French-style dishes that will be on offer at Be Our Guest are Mussels Provençal, grilled strip steak, ratatouille and a variety of gourmet cupcakes.
The restaurant is already taking reservations, with guests able to make dinner bookings for November 19, 2012 onwards. Previews of the expanded New Fantasyland area that houses the restaurant are due to begin on that date, with the official grand opening taking place on December 6.
Be Our Guest will form part of a new area dedicated to Beauty and the Beast, dubbed Belle's Village. This is being added as part of a major overhaul of the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland, which is due to be completed by 2014.
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