Drunk Disney Parks Guests are not a new phenomenon, but social media really amps up their spotlight. Alcohol isn’t even served at three of the four Walt Disney World theme parks, but EPCOT’s world showcase drinking game is a big draw for adults. After a recent video showing a drunk Disney Guest hopping off of the Gran Fiesta Tour ride went viral, outraged fans called for Disney Parks to institute an alcohol ban or some kind of drink minimum.
American Disney Parks goers, it’s time you know that at Disneyland Paris, they literally serve champagne on Main Street. ON Main Street. Outside. Not even tucked away in a restaurant somewhere. In Magic Kingdom, you can’t even order a beer at sit-down dining, let alone in direct view of the castle.
That’s right. For 10 Euro, you can buy a glass of Champagne Cuvée Disneyland Paris Lanson Brut, and for an extra €3.59 you can get Double Mickey Cakes. So nice, so classy. Why, then, can Disneyland Paris have such a nice thing while American Disney Parks produce viral drunk Guest videos?
Let’s start here: A former EPCOT Cast Member, Heather, claims on Twitter that once an entire team at EPCOT frantically helped a drunk woman look for her lost child. After an hour of searching, the wasted woman remembered that she hadn’t even brought her son to the park that night.
For more evidence, check out this list of just a few other incidents of bad behavior:
- A Drunk Disney mother considers herself a ‘flight risk’ after a few drinks and puts her older child on a leash
- Drunk Disney Guests get arrested for “Simba-ing” baby
- One drunk lady attacked EPCOT security and had to be escorted out in a wheelchair
- Drunk Guests attacking other Guests in a ride line
- A drunk couple dangles their baby over the side of a moving ride
In contrast, Disneyland Paris has offered alcohol to its Guests since it opened in 1993, as a part of the French experience.