Going to EPCOT for me, and many other Guests, often means you are going to both eat and drink very well! Having the World Showcase all around you with authentic food offerings from around the world, how can you not crave a bite? Well, EPCOT during the pandemic has been a little different in terms of food offerings and authenticity, and now it’s looking like a very popular dining experience is going to have a very limited availability.
The Mexico pavilion at EPCOT is arguably one of the most popular pavilions the theme park has to offer. Considering that when you enter the world showcase, most people go left toward the huge Mexican temple as opposed to right toward the Chateau in Canada. The food options get lots of traction there. Plus, who doesn’t like tacos, guacamole, and margaritas?
Well, it seems that La Hacienda de San Angel is going to be operating only 5 days a week come January 2021. According to the Disney World website, there are no dining availabilities on any Monday or Tuesday throughout January and most of February on Mondays and Tuesdays. On February 25th, it still shows no dining is available, but it shows that for every day past that as well. This is because dining reservations cannot be made at any Disney dining location past that date at the moment.
Due to the pandemic, Disney has not been able to run their International Program which used to fill the World Showcase with Cast Members from the country you were in. In terms of dining, having a chef from Mexico prepare your food at La Hacienda de San Angel was always a huge bonus, and it is unfortunate that for now, this had to be taken away.
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Disney recently released an announcement that noted they are looking forward to the day they are able to bring back their programs, although right now they are unsure when that day will be. Hopefully, as things begin to return to normal as 2021 progresses, La Hacienda de San Angel will be able to be open 7 days a week once again!
Considering La Hacienda de San Angel has prime World Showcase Lagoon views and is the perfect firework show spot, we look forward to the day where we can eat a taco while HarmonioUS plays through the giant windows!
Why do you think La Hacienda de San Angel is closing for select dates? What is your favorite EPCOT dining location?