Disney Springs announced that it will reopen in phases beginning Wednesday, May 20, marking first steps to reopening for the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. But how many Disney Springs restaurants plan to open on that day? We wanted to make sure our readers know the answer to that question.
Here’s a list of every Disney Springs restaurant that will be open starting May 20. This list includes restaurants that have either confirmed a reopening date on or after May 20, as well as restaurants that have confirmed they are yet to select an official reopening date.
Disney Springs Restaurants Opening on May 20
Chef Wolfgang’s restaurant will reopen. This news was confirmed by Inside the Magic on OpenTable. However, since the discovery, all available dining reservations for the opening day have been taken.
OpenTable also confirmed that STK Orlando will also be open and as of Monday, May 11, there are still several time slots available to reserve for May 20.
Wine Bar George was the first restaurant to be discovered on OpenTable. As of Monday, May 11, there were two-time slots left available for Wine Bar George on opening day.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC confirmed on their location’s voicemail that they will also be reopening on May 20.
YeSake confirmed on their Instagram page today that they will also be reopening on May 20.
The Polite Pig
The Polite Pig confirmed in a message to Inside the Magic that they plan to reopen on May 20.
Joffrey’s confirmed with Inside the Magic over the phone that the brick and mortar store location in “The Landing” will be opening with Disney Springs on May 20. We could not get confirmation about the standalone kiosks located in “The Marketplace” and “West Side.”
Sunshine Churros has confirmed over Instagram that they will be reopening with Disney Springs on May 20.
OpenTable confirmed that Frontera Cocina will reopen with Disney Springs on May 20 by offering reservations on that day for parties numbering three or more. Frontera Cocina has since followed up that discovery by stating a confirmation themselves. They will be operating at limited capacity withing CDC and Disney Springs guidelines from 11 am – 9 pm.
We're excited to announce that we're reopening on May 20th! We are operating from 11am-9pm with limited occupancy, party sizes, and menu while following guidelines set by the CDC and Disney Springs. We can't wait to have our guests back! Reservations: https://t.co/joSCUGnuQw pic.twitter.com/rf3lo33Xig
— Frontera Cocina (@FronteraCocina) May 18, 2020
Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy! confirmed over the phone that they will be reopening with Disney Springs on May 20. It was later confirmed over email that the restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Earl of Sandwich
Earl of Sandwich confirmed with Inside the Magic over Instagram that they will be reopening with Disney Springs on May 20. It was later confirmed via email that the restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Inside the Magic received confirmation via email that Planet Hollywood will be reopening with Disney Springs on May 20. Its operating hours will be 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Boathouse confirmed on Instagram that they will be reopening with Disney Springs on May 20.
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
Blaze Pizza confirmed over Instagram that they will be reopening with Disney Springs on May 20.
The T-REX™ Cafe confirmed over the phone that they will be reopening with Disney Springs on May 20.
Paradiso 37 Entertainment
Disney Springs confirmed on their website that the nightly adult-only fiesta, Paradiso 37 Entertainment, will resume on May 20.
Disney Springs Restaurants Opening After May 20
Starbucks announced over Instagram that they will be reopening its location on Disney Springs’ West Side on Thursday, May 21.
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EXCITING NEWS BELOW! ⬇️⬇️⬇️ . Hello friends, guests and coffee consumers! We are excited to announce that Starbucks West Side Cafe in Disney Springs will be reopening May 21st 10AM-10PM! . For your convenience, we will be using Mobile Order and Pay with entryway pickup. It’s easy! Just use the app to place a mobile order and pick it up. Don’t have one yet? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! . We cannot wait to see you all! Check back as we will update you with news here!
Patina Restaurant Group, confirmed via email that Morimoto Asia will reopen at Disney Springs on May 22, implementing a comprehensive “Dine Safe” program. Morimoto Asia–the Main Dining Room Dinner Service– will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. while Morimoto Asia Street Food–the Outdoor Dining Lunch & Dinner Service– will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Patina Restaurant Group, confirmed via email that Pizza Pointe will reopen at Disney Springs on May 22, implementing a comprehensive “Dine Safe” program. It will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. offering indoor/outdoor dining lunch & dinner service.
Vivoli Il Gelato
Patina Restaurant Group, confirmed via email that Pizza Pointe will reopen at Disney Springs on May 22, implementing a comprehensive “Dine Safe” program. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
On May 13, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Disney-owned business at Disney Springs will begin reopening on, presumably, May 27. But at this time, there is still no word on which businesses will be reopening and which will remain closed.
Like Jock Lindsey’s, Amorette’s is one of the Disney-owned businesses located at Disney Springs and are reported to begin reopening presumably on May 27. However, there is still no word regarding which of those businesses will reopen and when.
Splitsville’s Disney Springs location confirmed over the phone that they will not be a part of Disney Springs’ first reopening phase. They are aiming for a date closer to June 1, however, no official date has been determined.
While they also do not have an official reopening date at this time, Raglan Road also confirmed over the phone that they will not open on May 20 and that a date closer to June 1 is more likely.
City Works Eatery & Pour House
While City Works has not confirmed an official date yet, City Works confirmed with Inside the Magic on Instagram that they will be reopening after May 20. They also posted on Instagram that they will be announcing that day shortly along with some new menu items to commemorate the reopening.
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Ooo la la! 👀🤤We're planning our return with NEW MENU ITEMS like this Rigatoni. It was an old favorite at some of our locations, so we're bringing it back to all of our City Works & Old Town Pour House restaurants. Italian sausage meets roma tomatoes, basil, peas, goat cheese, tomato cream and rigatoni. #Glutenfree pasta available upon request. 🤗 Stay tuned for reopening dates!
Disney Springs Restaurants with No Reopening Confirmation
Jaleo did not confirm with Inside the Magic that they were going to be open on May 20, but they provide us with a statement:
We are working towards a gradual re-opening of the restaurant once it is legal and safe for both our staff and our guests. As of right now, we are actively working on solutions to help us open our doors safely, but until then, stay tuned to our social and we’ll be sure to let you know when we are ready to welcome you back to our Disney Springs location.
4 Rivers Cantina Baracoa Food Truck
Food Truck operators, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, confirmed over the phone that they are planning to reopen their Disney Springs location soon. However, they were unable to confirm if the truck will in fact be open on May 20.
Disney Springs Reopening
At this time, all other Disney Springs restaurants such as The Edison, Maria and Enzo’s, and the Rainforest Cafe have not made any indication on their socials, over the phone, or on OpenTable confirming or denying that they will be open on May 20.
Please note that while we have confirmation that these restaurants will be open on May 20, that does not guarantee that there will be availabilities. Please check directly with each restaurant for their up-to-date availability.
Also, we want to remind our viewers that all of these revelations are either coming from OpenTable or the restaurants themselves. The My Disney Experience app and the Walt Disney World resort website still do not show any availabilities before June 1. Any reservation at any other Disney World restaurants in the theme parks or at the resort hotels, or any Disney resort hotel reservation, can now only be made after July 1.
Which restaurant are you most excited to reopen at Disney Springs? Did you book any advance dining reservations that you will be able to use after all? Let us know in the comments!
This is a developing story which we will continue to update as more reopening announcements come to light.