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Disneyland Makes a Big Change—Involving Booze

For first time, theme park will sell alcohol to general public
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2018 2:24 PM CDT
A rendering of Oga's Cantina.   (Disney)

(Newser) – Some 85 years after the Volstead Act was repealed, Disneyland is joining the party. Come 2019, any visitor to the park of legal drinking age will be able to grab an adult beverage, CNN reports, noting that, currently, the only place to booze it up at Disneyland is at the "enigmatic and private" Club 33. Starting next summer, per the Orange County Register, Disneyland will sell alcohol to the general public at Oga's Cantina, which will be located in the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

The cantina will feature "famous concoctions created with exotic ingredients using 'otherworldly' methods, served in unique vessels," Disneyland says in a statement. Kids' drinks will be available, too. The desire to cash in on alcohol sales outstripped founder Walt Disney's belief that the park, founded 63 years ago, should be a wholesome, booze-free environment, per the Register, which adds that alcohol is a big moneymaker at other Disney properties, including the adjacent California Adventure park. (Read more Disneyland stories.)

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