If there is beer, why not wine?

Saturday, August 11, 2001 6:59 PM
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.
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:17 PM
Wine seems too fancy for amusement parks, IMO.
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:17 PM
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
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:20 PM

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
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:27 PM
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.

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Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:27 PM
In some states the license for pouring beer does not give you the right to serve wine and/or spirits. They require a different permit.
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:41 PM

i am not saying that they should serve wine in big old 44oz containers. it should be there for people who can drink responsibly.
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:53 PM
So go to BGW, where you can get wine in at least two of the restaurants...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 8:10 PM
I was just about to say, you can buy wine, and modestly price beer, at BGW. I know the Italian place next to that amphitheater sells both (and either one compliments the excellent food, I might add).

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Jeff
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 8:54 PM
in france McDonald's sells wine! im sure they DO sell wine at the amusement parks there....I wanted to check out Parc Asterix, but nobody else wanted to go there... :-(

I think wine could be a good idea in US parks though.
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 9:06 PM
also, I wonder if theres any parks that sell espresso and or cappuccino
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 12:00 AM

2Hostyl said:
" I know they serve Vodka @ Epcot, maybe they serve wine @ EuroDisney.
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Man, good thing they don't have vodka at SF parks ! I'd be broke and throwing up left and right. ;)

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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
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 10:12 PM
Do to my current situation, I now wish they would sell "Near Beer" at parks.

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Sunday, August 12, 2001 10:24 PM
If you like wine, go to DCA. They have a very good selection to choose from. If wine is not your thing, they also have a full bar. Fun, huh.
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Monday, August 13, 2001 7:37 AM
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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Monday, August 13, 2001 8:06 AM
Just because one enjoys an alcoholic beverage does not automatically mean they'll consume enough to get drunk, let alone hurl.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"From the global village... in the age of communication!"
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Monday, August 13, 2001 8:30 AM
^^^^Exactly^^^^

I usually have 2-3 beers at Canada's Wonderland, and I feel fine...
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Monday, August 13, 2001 9:04 AM
Got me a fairly stiff screwdriver at DCA!

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Monday, August 13, 2001 11:05 AM
Jeff, I agree 100%. However, you can't deny that there are some people who might not know when to say enough. That's my only beef with alcohol at amusement parks.

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Monday, August 13, 2001 11:12 AM
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.

Drunken Kung-Fu ?
Nope...Drunken coasters ! muhahahahahaha (evil grin)

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.
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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. ***
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