Many Disney World Restaurants Remain Closed With No Reopening Date

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One of the biggest parts of a Walt Disney World vacation is, of course, the Resort hotel stay. It has taken Disney a year to get all of the hotels at Walt Disney World reopened, or at least set a reopening date for them. And even for the hotels and Resorts that have reopened, not everything is back 100% — Including the fact that many restaurants are still not open for business.

We put together a list of all the sit-down dining restaurants located inside Disney World Resort hotels that remain closed — Is your favorite on the list?

Related: All Disney World Hotels Have a Reopening Date For First Time Since Pandemic Closure

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Disney has been slowly reopening dining locations across Walt Disney World. While some have reopened or have a reopening date set in the near future, there are a few restaurants that will be closing in the future for refurbishment.

If you are interested in specifics about character dining inside the theme parks at Walt Disney World, or, at a specific hotel we have a full guide to which character dining is open and which is not here. 

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Here are the sit-down dining restaurants that remain closed:

Wilderness Lodge

  • Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • Boma – The Flavors of Africa
  • Jik0 – The Cooking Place

Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
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Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

  • ESPN Club
  • Flying Fish

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Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • 1900 Park Fair
  • Garden View Tea Room
  • Victoria & Albert’s
  • Citricos – Opens July 16

Related: Character Dining Returns to Disneyland Restaurants!

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • The Turf Club Bar & Grill
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Disney’s Contemporary Resort

We hope that this list is helpful when you are making reservations for your Disney World vacation or moving dining reservations that you previously had to different dates.

It is worth noting that some locations such as Cape May Cafe have reopened but feature an all-new menu and no buffet. Buffets do not appear to be returning to Walt Disney World and this definitely changing the dining experience you may be used to. You can read our review of Cape May Cafe dinner with the new changes here.

Again, keep in mind that Disney could release reopening dates for these dining locations at any time so be sure to check your My Disney Experience app.

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Disney is continuously reopening dining locations inside the park as well. Recently we got the highly anticipated return of Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom. At EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom more reopens week by week so stay tuned to Inside the Magic for more details.

What is your favorite Walt Disney World Resort hotel restaurant? Is your favorite still closed? Let us know in the comments!

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