So yes, I drink, but usually not in the parks.
Thankfully, I have a good enough time at the parks without beer. And besides, if I overdid it, then what happens? "Hey kids, here's a switch, Daddy's gonna puke on you!"
Now, were I single, childless, and 15 years younger....hell yes I would drink beer at the parks, and lots of it!! =)
And Robert I am glad you linked to that old poll. My first thought when I saw this on my RSS was that you were repeating a poll and I thank you for clarifying that.
When we are at the Magic Kingdom we usually venture out the Main Gate and take a boat ride to the Poly or grand Floridian to bend an elbow. Makes for a nice break in the day.
Honestly, I haven't had a beer since my first kid was born in 1997....
....and I would rather have a Dole Float anyway.
I know it's not the only reason people are rude or use foul language at a theme park, but nothing kills an experience more than a bunch of potty mouthed teens or even adults... especially in front of kids! Places like Six Flags, and those kinds of parks with the rides that push physical limits, breed the wanna-be thugs that show up to a park either drunk or high.
I have seen some really obnoxious drunks - especially at Universal. Perhaps it's the party atmosphere, but the 2 couples were definately feeling no pain. And a couple of years ago at Epcot, there was a group so bombed their loud voices (filled with expletives) caused a CM to ask them to please quiet down or they might have to leave the park. Guess they had tried to drink their way around the "world".