Heads up international Guests?! And yes this also means Canadians too! My experience within the last year is that Walt Disney World Resort has changed their identification requirements for purchasing alcohol. If you are a US citizen, then you are fine with your state driver’s license (or passport/military ID), however if you are from anywhere else you may need one of the following:
- Your original passport; or
- A copy of your passport + government issued photo ID that includes date of birth; or
- A PICTURE on your phone of your passport + government issued photo ID that includes date of birth.
But beware – the enforcement of this is still inconsistent. World Showcase at Epcot seems to be the most strict, as I was not asked for ID until that point of our trip. Some Cast Members, using their discretion, may serve you with just your Canadian (or other foreign country’s) driver’s license. But others may not – I discovered this when I went to get my delicious frozen margarita at the Mexican Pavilion. I am 31 (and was with my mother!), had multiple other forms of identification, and I was still not served because I lacked a required passport. We then ventured over to the German Pavilion, where I was once again asked to show my passport. This server stated that there is another acceptable Canadian ID (I assume it’s the enhanced driver’s license), but the general consensus from most servers was that the passport is the most accepted form of ID for foreigners. This Cast Member went out of her way however to make the moment magical, and I was served!
DIStracted Tip: Long story short, if you have a passport, take a picture of it or make a copy and enjoy the refreshing deliciousness without worry!