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Gaston's Tavern

Discussion in 'Fantasyland Expansion' started by danpam1024, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. danpam1024

    danpam1024 Well-Known Member

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    Not to sound totally dumb and totally not to get on the subject of "adult" drinks, but how do you have "tavern" in a "dry" park?:shrug:
  2. MKCP 1985

    MKCP 1985 Well-Known Member

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    watch for Gaston's root beer to be some response to Universal's Butterbeer
  3. zooey

    zooey Active Member

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    O'Douls!
  4. JustInTime

    JustInTime Well-Known Member

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    I said this in the round-up thread. It would only make sense to rival Butterbeer.
  5. RonAnnArbor

    RonAnnArbor Well-Known Member

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    It won't have any adult beverages in it -- It's basically going to be a soda stand...
  6. Alektronic

    Alektronic Well-Known Member

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    There used to be Hook's Tavern in FL for several years and many people tried to get a beer and were always disappointed.
  7. Neverland

    Neverland Active Member

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    People still ask CMs where they can get alcohol, even with no mentioning of a tavern or bar in the park. My favorites are the guests in Fantasyland, dragging their sweet little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique'd girl behind them, asking where they can go to get hammered at 2 pm. Because I'm sure that's what little Susie wants to do on her only trip to Disney World.
  8. wm49rs

    wm49rs A naughty bit o' crumpet Premium Member

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    MK is, and probably always will be, a dry park. And Gaston's is not the first establishment there with "Tavern" in its name.....
  9. CastleBound

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    They definitely need an interesting drink to go head to head with Butterbeer. That would be pretty cool.
  10. SeaBase86

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    Hey there's Liberty Tree Tavern. People seem to enjoy it (well I do). :shrug:
  11. lownalo

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    Dumb question:

    What is butterbeer?
  12. CastleBound

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    Butterbeer
    Butterbeer is the drink of choice for younger wizards. Harry is first presented with the beverage in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Although House-elves can become intoxicated on Butterbeer, the amount of alcohol contained in Butterbeer has a negligible effect on Witches and Wizards. In the sixth book, however, Harry wonders what Ron and Hermione might do at Professor Slughorn's Christmas party "under the influence of Butterbeer," indicating that it could potentially lower inhibitions. J. K. Rowling said in her interview to Bon App├ętit magazine that she imagines it "to taste a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch." Butterbeer can be served cold or hot but either way it has a warming effect. Roald Dahl used a similar word play in his book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in chapter 23 when he mentioned the Oompa-Loompas getting drunk on butterscotch and buttergin.
    Butterbeer was a real drink, the earliest reference to Buttered Beere is from, 'The Good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchin' published in London in 1588 A.D.,[44] made from beer, sugar, eggs, nutmeg, cloves and butter back in Tudor times. British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal recreated the drink for his show "Heston's Tudor Feast."[45]
    It was announced in April 2010 that a drink named after butterbeer is sold in the amusement park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. It has a sweet taste and is not an alcoholic beverage. It was taste-tested by J. K. Rowling herself. According to Neil Genzlinger, a staff editor on the culture desk of The New York Times, the beverage "is indistinguishable from a good quality cream soda."[46]
  13. rkelly42

    rkelly42 Well-Known Member

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    I agree that there is no need to bring alcohol into the MK.
  14. SeaBase86

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    Nothing and I mean nothing will be as popular as Butterbeer. And I'm not even a Potter freak.
  15. JustInTime

    JustInTime Well-Known Member

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    I AM a Potter freak. And I agree. ;)
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    Yes, because looking for a beer, glass of wine, or cocktail always means someone is looking to get hammered.
  17. Neverland

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    No, I mean hammered. People have asked me where they can get absolutely slobbering drunk. Sometimes they ask me where they can get a beer, sometimes they literally ask where in the MK can they go to get wasted. It does happen, and people do ask with their kids with them.
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    I love to have an occasional drink, but I love that the MK is alcohol free. Not a fit there.

    The world showcase atmosphere @ Epcot is a more appropriate setting to have a glass of wine or a beer.
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    my question is why they are building any new dining when there is existing locations in the park that are not used -- could they not do some rehab/remodel to those? i know the B&TB sit-down is going to be more elaborate than tland terrace, but why not do a pirates sit-down in adventureland first using the shuttered places there?:shrug:

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