well people here have been throwing fits about beer prices at parks, (no offense)well, if beer is allowed, then how come they dont allow wine? I cannot tollerate beer. it is too strong. but wine is much softer. and it is alot more drinkable, to me. so tell me what you think of wine at parks.
Not "American" enough. With the exception of maybe the Napha Valley in Cali, wine just doesnt have the mass appeal that beer does here. Beer is associated with an "carefree" time (like ball games) but wine is considered as more "formal" beverage (corporate dinners, dates...)
In France though, it might work. I know they serve Vodka @ Epcot, maybe they serve wine @ EuroDisney. lata, jeremy --who notes that you can get any alcohol you want in the CityWalk b/w USF & IOA ------------- "I propose that a smart death ray be designed to smite any who attempt to smoke in a line queue. " - Figaro
well, some people do not like beer. they prefer wine. especialy like my friend and his family. they all drink wine all the time. it is a custum they do not like beer. and to reply to you SFGA2001, it is not that fancy, it doeant have to be like $35.50 a glass. just accomidating to the attendants ------------- We are the few, The proud, We are the ride Engineers!!!!!
Wine has a higher (overall) alcohol content than beer. While the parks do definately want the profit, and they do their best to keep patrons from overimbibing, that would be more difficult to control with wine. Plus, yes, there's the mass appeal idea. Alcohol in general is not a good idea for many people if they will be riding coaster/nauseating rides, or being out in the heat. To serve a beverage with a higher alcoholic content would be inviting more trouble than it would be worth.
I never think of drinking alcohol at an amusement park, they just don't seem to work well together. And the thought of someone barfing up beer or wine on a ride is scarey stuff (PU!). So I'll stick to bottled water, thanks.
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Not to mention that roller coasters add a factor that you usually don't have to think about when drinking. You're not likely to throw up after 3 or 4 drinks when sitting at home, but on a thrill ride, it might take less than that !
If I want something that tastes good, I'll drink a juice or a soda. If I'm drinking alcohol, it's because I want a buzz, not because it's thirst quenching or tasty (well it can be tasty, but that's not the alcohol, that tastes good, it's whatever you mix it with).
I tend to do things to excess sometimes. I'll ride 'coasters all day, over and over. If they had vodka at parks, I'd be finding ways around the limits, believe me...and that would be bad news for the people waiting in line under the Giant Drop ;). Good thing I don't like most beers, especially the crap the sell at parks.
To tell the truth, I have ridden coasters slightly drunk, and honestly, it's not the best idea. My stomach can handle it just fine. They problem is the headaches that come after you sober up. Headaches and coasters don't mix. ------------- Current favorite coasters: Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) Timber Wolf Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze
*** This post was edited by Joe Carroll on 8/13/2001. ***