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Effective Immediately: Alcohol Crackdown at Disney Hotels

Disney bell services alcohol
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Walt Disney World guests have a lot of options when it comes to alcohol. From theme park restaurants and lounges to Disney Springs pubs and hotel bars if you want to indulge in a “grown-up drink,” you won’t have any trouble finding it. However, Disney has finally cracked down on a policy that allowed some to skirt the rules and created legal challenges.

Uzima Springs Pool Bar Drinks

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In the United States, the drinking age is 21. This confuses many international Guests who come from places where the drinking age is much lower. You’ll find many posts on social media from Guests around the world wondering how to circumvent this rule. Many American Guests look for ways around it as well. One of those ways in the past was to have a grocery order containing alcohol delivered to bell services at their resort hotel. As long as the person who accepted the order was 21, the grocery delivery technically didn’t break any laws and this allowed underage guests to skirt the rule.

Bell services alcohol

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Now, however, that loophole is closing. Begining immediately,  Bell Services at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels will no longer accept any orders containing alcohol. This means you’ll either need to be present (with a valid ID confirming you are 21 years old or older) or you’ll need to make your alcohol purchases in person. Many grocery stores in the area will even deliver directly to your hotel room.

Drinks at Tune-In Lounge

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There’s no question that Disney alcohol is expensive so having your own in your hotel room is an attractive way to save money. However, Disney takes alcohol laws very seriously (the penalties if they don’t are extremely severe) and they work to ensure no one under age can access and consume alcohol. This is a simple way to ensure Guests follow the rules.

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.