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A Sip of ‘LeFou’s Brew’ from Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 4th, 2012 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


We think this signature beverage will be a big hit at Gaston’s Tavern when New Fantasyland opens later this year – LeFou’s Brew, named after Gaston’s sidekick in “Beauty and the Beast.” It’s no-sugar added frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow, topped with all-natural passion fruit-mango foam. We bet the souvenir steins and goblets are going to go fast. (And, yes, if it sounds familiar, guests at Cars Land at the Disneyland Resort may have tasted the frozen concoction at the Cozy Cone.)
A Souvenir Stein and Goblet from Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland

The quick-service restaurant, created to look like a comfy lodge in the French countryside, will be a great place to escape from the Florida sun. Outside is a statue of Gaston hoisting two kegs of his favorite brew; inside he’s center stage in a big portrait over the fireplace.

The signature sweet at Gaston’s, by the way, is warm, gooey cinnamon rolls, served all day.

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36 Comments 4 Replies

1

Steven on September 4th, 2012 at 11:33 am

Why is it modeled after a lodge in the “English countryside”? “After all, Miss, this is France!”

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Amanda on September 4th, 2012 at 11:42 am

You had me at the cinnamon rolls being hot, gooey, and avaiable all day.

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Marisa from FL on September 4th, 2012 at 11:49 am

By “no sugar added” do you really mean “artificially sweetened?” Because that would be highly disappointing to those of us who do not consume artificial sweeteners by choice or, in my case, by allergy. It’s very sad when products have “diet” only options these days – especially when they fail to label it as diet.

Can you please confirm?

 

Pam Brandon on September 5th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Apple juice is naturally sweet, no artificial sweeteners in the juice.

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Eric on September 4th, 2012 at 11:49 am

Sounds like Gaston’s Tavern has become a franchise and opened up its first location across the Channel… :)

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Paul from NY on September 4th, 2012 at 11:50 am

I really hope that’s just a typo in the description here in the blog. I’d hate to think that the Imagineeers overlooked a detail that obvious – Beauty and the Beast takes place in France, not England.

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Amanda on September 4th, 2012 at 11:50 am

Is this going to just be a snack location or will there be some quick service meals available ?

 

Pam Brandon on September 5th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Snack location!

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Joshua on September 4th, 2012 at 11:54 am

That sounds delicious. I’m really glad it’s not going to be a Butterbeer clone. Gaston’s Tavern continues to be my favorite part of the FLE!

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Elaine from PA on September 4th, 2012 at 11:58 am

I will definitely be stopping by for the warm, gooey cinnamon roll. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

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Erin on September 4th, 2012 at 11:59 am

it does say French Countryside :)

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Erin on September 4th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Cant wait to try this drink! Hope they dont run out of cups before I get there on the 25th!

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Danielle on September 4th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Yay, please order extra of these goblets so they don’t sell out like they did at CL. You *know* they are going to be a big hit! Can’t wait to toast my family!

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Michelle on September 4th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Yay! We’ll be in the Magic Kingdom on December 14th and 19th! (first and last full days of our trip) and have reservations at Be Our Guest on the 19th. Hoping to stop in Gaston’s tavern on the 14th.

Any word yet on what else they’ll have on the menu?

 

Pam Brandon on September 5th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Just snacks — fresh fruit, water, etc.

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Warren from NJ on September 4th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

No sugar added could just mean it’s all natural and it’s just the fruit sweetening the brew.

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Rachel on September 4th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I bet you those cinnamon rolls are how Gaston got so popular, not his wrestling or hunting skills. ;) I’d have to say, Gaston should’ve included a life of cinnamon rolls in his proposal to Belle.

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Linda on September 4th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Would love to hear more menu details. Will it be a QS? The cinnamon rolls sound yummy, the signature drink, not so much.

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Danielle from FL on September 4th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Hidden Mickey alert!!! Gaston’s mug showing some love for Mickey

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Andrew on September 4th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

As hinted at in the article, the same signature drink is currently sold as Red’s Apple Freeze in Cone #4 at Cars Land. Think of it as a candy-apple flavored Slurpee. It’s popular and I think it’s quite delicious, but it is VERY sweet. If you don’t like sugary drinks, save your (just guessing here) $4.29.

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Robby on September 4th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

All I want from that area is a Baker walking around with his tray like always!

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melissa from CA on September 4th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Can you get the cups online?

 

Pam Brandon on September 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

No cups online, sorry!

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Angela on September 4th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I need to plan a trip to Disneyworld with all this new stuff happening, i haven’t been there for 10+ years. But i will say that Apple Freeze drink is DELICIOUS! I went to Cars Land the first week it opened and could never get the souvenir cup, guess they sold out the first day.

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Fred from CA on September 4th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I love this drink at Cars Land in Disney California Adventure.

Clearly it was very popular to have it come to Florida.

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Amber on September 4th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

“We bet the souvenir steins and goblets are going to go fast.”

Does that mean the cups will be a limited run? Our yearly trip won’t come until next May/June, and we’ve been looking forward to the Beauty and the Beast portion of the expansion since last year. It would be a shame to have the souvenir cups only be around for a limited time.

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Kathleen from TX on September 5th, 2012 at 8:38 am

What about those 5 dozen eggs?

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Barbara on September 5th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Disney – does this new brew have any artificial sweeteners? We will be visiting WDW this November and would love to try this, but sadly my best friend is allergic to artificial sweeteners.

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Nichole from MO on September 5th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Barbara, read post #3 and the answer below it

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Mark on September 5th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Is it only apple cider/juice or are they going to have other options? We are coming in December and would love to get those cups but my tummy can’t handle apple juice or cider. Thanks! Lisa

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Julie from MI on September 5th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Please, please, please tell me these will be gluten free!?!?!

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Emily on September 5th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

When does it open cause i will be there this month from the 18th to the 25th and i want to check it out please tell me it will be open then

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Stef on September 6th, 2012 at 12:11 am

THIS IS SO EXCITING!!! I hear a lot of people in California LOVE that drink so I can’t wait to try it out!!!

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Allie on September 6th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

The drinks and mugs are so clever! I can’t wait to try one. Question: is Lefou’s Brew carbonated? I don’t like carbonated drinks, but I would love to try this, assuming it isn’t…

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Marisa from FL on September 6th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Hey Pam, thanks for confirming the apple juice has no sweeteners (artificial or otherwise) but what worries me is that it says, “hint of marshmallow.” You did not confirm if there is artificial sweetener in ANY component of the drink.

This is a food allergy to me so it’s important the answer is completely clear so I know if I can have it or not.

Is there artificial sweetener in the drink, period?

Thank you.

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jennifer on September 7th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

We had this drink in Cars Land and loved it!! I got it without the marshmallow or foam for my son since I didn’t think he would like the texture. The marshmallow has sugar in it, but the drink is just 100% apple juice frozen to a great slushy consistency. Very refreshing on a hot day! So if you are worried, just ask for it minus the toppings.

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Erin on September 8th, 2012 at 12:14 am

At least we’ll be able to eat SOMEWHERE in the new Fantasyland when we come back in December. I booked our next trip the DAY after I came back from WDW in August, and there were NO open tables at BOG the entire 10 days we will be there. SO disappointed!!!

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Terri on September 8th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

No one has his sidekick make a signature beverage like Gaston!

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Jacki on September 15th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

How much will Lefou’s Brew in the souveneir mug going to be priced? :) …and of course, since this is quick service, we won’t need a reservation, right?

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Jamie on September 24th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Since this is Gaston’s TAVERN will alcohol be sold there or anywhere in the New Fantasyland? I know that Magic Kingdom is currently alcohol free, but have heard rumors that Be Our Guest Restaurant or Gaston’s Tavern would be selling beer.

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