Food For Thought LeFous Brew at Magic Kingdom
As the completion of new Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom ® nears, Walt Disney World ® has been revealing a few pieces of magic guests will be able to enjoy come the end of the year. One such piece is a “signature” frozen drink that will be offered at Gaston’s Tavern in the Beauty and the Beast area of the new Fantasyland.
The frozen concoction called LeFou’s Brew, named for Gaston’s sidekick from the animated movie “Beauty and the Beast” features no sugar-added frozen apple juice with flavors of toasted marshmallow and topped off with a generous amount of passion-fruit-mango foam. It will be available in souvenir steins adorned with images of Gaston flexing his enormous muscles and goblets that offer a glowing Belle dressed in yellow with fake jewels lining the top and bottom. And knowing that guests will want a treat to accompany their frosty drink, the tavern will also be offering warm cinnamon rolls all day long.
Gaston’s Tavern will be a quick-service restaurant, resembling a comfy lodge in the French countryside. No word yet on what the complete menu will be but we’re hoping there are plenty of French touches to make us feel like we really are in the French countryside. And of course guests can expect plenty of pictures of the egocentric Gaston to line the walls of the tavern. In fact, as guests walk up to the tavern they will be greeted by a huge bronze statue of the muscle man holding two barrels of what we can only assume is beer outside of the restaurant.
Gaston’s Tavern is expected to open Dec. 6 with a soft opening sometime in November.
The Beauty and the Beast area will also be the first place in Walt Disney World’s ® history to serve alcohol. For the first time in 41 years, the Orlando theme park has decided to offer alcoholic beverages at the new Be Our Guest Restaurant. Beverage Director of Disney Parks, Stuart McGuire has said that serving alcohol at the new French restaurant is all a part of storytelling. He went on to say that “Beauty and the Beast” is set in France with the food being served at Be Our Guest Restaurant reflecting that, including one of France’s biggest exports, wine. A majority of the restaurant’s wines are from France with a few from America. A small list of beers will also be served including France’s biggest beer, Kronenburg 1664 and two Belgian beers.
Before you get too excited about roaming the park with a glass of wine or beer in hand, the alcohol will only be served at dinner and will not be able to leave the restaurant.
Stay tuned for more news on Fantasyland’s newest food and drink offerings. In the meantime you can see all the new Fantasyland attractions that are now open at Magic Kingdom with discounted tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.