Drinking Age at Disney World May be Lowered to 18

Drinking age at Disney World may be lowered to 18

The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed by congress and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. It “requires that States prohibit persons under 21 years of age from purchasing or publicly possessing alcoholic beverages as a condition of receiving State highway funds.” This was an act to encourage states to raise the minimum drinking age to 21. As it states, it is not mandatory that states set the drinking age at 21, but if a state doesn’t implement 21 as a minimum, the government will withhold state highway funds. Didn’t think you would get a history lesson from us, did you?

Now that we have set up the act, we have some Disney news to go with it. Disney World is looking to defy the minimum drinking age act. The Walt Disney Company is currently battling the state of Florida in the courts over the minimum drinking age. Disney is attempting to lower the minimum drinking age on Disney property to 18. They are clearly doing this to increase their revenue at EPCOT and across Disney World. We all know how popular drinks are at EPCOT. Whether you are having a few different concoctions or drinking around the world, alcoholic drinks are a big part of the EPCOT culture.

Disney trying to lower drinking age at parks
Drink around the world. Photo via Orlando-Florida.net

Drinking at Disney isn’t unique to EPCOT either. Oga’s Canteen at Hollywood Studios is an extremely popular place for drinks. It can be hard to land a dining reservation at Oga’s due to the interactivity and amazing theming. Disney Springs is also a hot spot for getting drinks, especially at The House of Blues. Let’s not forget the resorts either. There are amazing restaurants at the Disney World resorts from Ohana to Yachtsman’s Steakhouse that serve great drinks.

Disney may lower drinking age at their parks
Oga’s Cantina. Photo via Vanessa Hand Orellana/CNET

Okay, so we have established Disney has plenty of reasons to lower the drinking age on property to 21, but how are they arguing this to the state of Florida in court? Disney wants to claim a resort exemption to the law. Disney is making the case that lowering the drinking age would not increase the number of car accidents in the area. They say that the majority of the people 18-21 that would be drinking under this law change are either staying on property or taking Ubers to the parks. Therefore, if they are drinking, they at least aren’t getting behind the wheel.

The state of Florida has pushed back on Disney stating their claim cannot be justified statistically and there will be a lot more people in the 18-21 age range that will drive to Disney World property, drink, and drive home, thus making the roads less safe.

While Florida has hesitations, they are letting Disney continue to fight for it. They are currently asking Disney to create a system that would ensure anyone from 18-21 that has been drinking does not get behind the wheel and operate a car. The ball is in Disney’s court to come up with a solution. Be sure to follow us and stay tuned for updates on this story. This is a big story and would be the first time a resort like Disney gets a minimum drinking age exemption.

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Paddy B
Paddy B
10 months ago

This would be interesting how schools will handle this for all the senior trips to Disney World. I think they’d rather find a new tradition than have to deal with drunk students that they’re responsible for.

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7 months ago

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5 months ago
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4 months ago
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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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5 months ago
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14 days ago
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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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1 month ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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3 months ago

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21 days ago
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2 months ago

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