Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by agamble, May 16, 2018 at 11:47 AM.
See and I feel like you can still have a fun family day without it ;-)
You’re right. You definitely can. But why the problem on if someone (who isn’t you) partakes on alcohol? Will they be disrupting your family day? I guess to me, unless they are disrupting my time and enjoyment in the Park by being ridiculous or sloppy, what someone does on their vacation doesn’t affect me.
I don't mind it. If all my brewpubs have to be "family friendly" (and they are - they all have kid's play areas these days) then why can't Disneyland serve beer? I've yet to see issues at DCA as well and if there is, that's on that person, same as outside the parks IMO.
I'll say one thing about alcohol at DCA - it's so expensive that it would be cost-prohibitive to drink enough to get drunk for many people. I mean, there are people who get drunk on one drink, I suppose, but they probably wouldn't choose to drink at DL, anyway.
I don't think the cost would keep people from buying alcohol. They would just charge it. I really hope that Disney keeps a strong rule about being drunk in Disneyland.
Disney rarely has a rule that they enforce. They also let people cut the line, run and knock people down to get to Peter Pan and have filthy mouth all over the parks.
Don't expect them to do much about drunks in the parks.
Well, the recent filing of plans for a "beverage cart" in New Orleans Square certainly hints at alcohol coming soon.
Hmm...doubt that. Even at WDW Magic Kingdom they only allow alcohol in sit down restaurants. It's hard to believe they would go from no alcohol to free range liquor.
Yeah, no they are not just going to start serving willy nilly all over the park, I cannot see that happening.
Ive seen a lot of drunk people in DL and DCA, so I’d be glad if they didn’t serve alcohol. Maybe because we tend to stay late in the parks but it’s crazy how many drunks we’ve come across. Once we got out of line at GOG because if obnoxious drunk guys in line ahead of us. It’s not like I don’t drink, just feel like DL isn’t the place for it.
The only time I've ever seen encountered a truly drunk person at a Disney park was in line for POTC at Disneyland, where they don't serve alcohol. This woman was so inebriated that she threw up while in line. Of all of the times we've been in DCA, I've never seen anyone that I would consider drunk. I tend to think that the people that would misbehave and overdo it in regards to alcohol are the people who will manage to find a way to get drunk even in a dry park.
Ha! Guilty! This is seriously why we get park hoppers, lol. I'm not even being sarcastic. It's the Canadian way.
Oh yeah - it's our way, too! Nothing beats a cold foamy beer in the hot California sun!
Disney takes abuse of alcohol and drunken behavior in the parks very seriously. They do act on their rules when they catch guests breaking them. I've witnessed security CMs escorting drunk guests out of the parks and away from DTD (one woman looked like a grandmother, so drunk she could hardly walk straight -- so sad) more than once. And we know people who've had their APs suspended because of drunken behavior in the parks. If you read here regularly, you'll see the complaints (not uncommon) from people asking how to get their APs back because they got caught drinking underage or being drunk in the parks. I'm sorry your recent experience at DL has put the park under a dark cloud in your view, but don't let that make you assume the security CMs don't do their job. They do their job very well, as evidenced by how many posters in this thread have said that they've never witnessed drunken behavior at DLR.
Not to worry, if the drinks are anything like what they serve at the Cove bar then it's pretty much just Coolaid anyway
I'm a very light drinker but I've never sensed more than the tiniest amount of actual alcohol there.
Personally, I have never witnessed drunkenness but I have seen people high on drugs - especially meth, on way too many occasions.
I know it's convenient to pull out the "it's not what Walt wanted" card when stuff like this pops up, but no one knows what he would think of ANYTHING that's happened with his company since he died.
People's attitudes change over time. It's probably not realistic to say he'd hold the same views today as he did 60 years ago.
Prefacing this with the information that:
I don't drink (I find alcohol extremely offensive tasting and smelling).
My father was an alcoholic to the point that very particular smell anyone who has been around an alcoholic knows would seep from his pores. He was physically abusive particularly when drunk.
Knowing that and my dislike of alcohol because of it, I would not be bothered if alcohol was served in restaurants. I do think it's too small of a park to have it available outside of restaurants. Moving around is difficult enough without worrying if I'm going to get booze sloshed onto me. I don't mind people drinking responsibly and with a meal is better than only drinking by itself.
While there is a lot I don't have faith in Disney upholding, their policy about drunken behavior I do. Plus the fact that alcohol is so expensive that it's obscenely pricey to get drunk and disorderly aside from the few with extremely low tolerance.
Honestly? Many of those who are drunk in the parks I imagine pregamed a bit.
Count me among those who'd like to keep alcohol at Disneyland only at Club 33.
It wouldn't bother me if they only had it in sit down restaurants. They could also impose a 2 drink max with meals.
I agree with keeping it at Club 33. I I have always seem to attrack drunks because they just cant for some reason leave the bigger folks alone. Been going since opening day 1955 , and many, many drunks since them. Call security, they will boost them out. Unfortunately, most people dont want to get involved.
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