Walt Disney World Resort typically files dozens of permits a month for work on various onsite hotels, rides, attractions, shops, and restaurants.
Now, with the theme park’s 50th anniversary celebration well underway — it officially began on October 1, 2021 — special permits for changes to Cinderella Castle and various Fantasyland rides are finalized and more typical construction work has once again begun.
Recently, Walt Disney World Resort officials filed a permit for “General Construction” on Columbia Harbour House restaurant, a fan-favorite Magic Kingdom establishment.
Last August, shortly after the Quick Service dining location reopened to Guests following its pandemic closure, several other permits were filed for improvements on the facility, so this is the second time in six months Disney has done some type of construction on the premises.
While “General Construction” is vague and can mean anything from minor alterations to a building to a complete overhaul, it is worth noting that Columbia Harbour House is not currently scheduled to close, so Guests should be able to continue getting their New England seafood fix in Florida as far as anyone knows at this time.
Disney World’s official description of Columbia Harbour House reads:
Reel in fried fish, shrimp, chicken, lobster rolls, New England clam chowder, grilled salmon and salads. Kids can enjoy macaroni and cheese, chicken strips and more. Top off your meal with a cold fountain drink.
Remember that, at this time, all Disney Dining Plan packages are unavailable. However, prior to the pandemic, the classic Disney Dining Plan offered Guests the following:
Delight in classic dining options and enjoy one Quick-Service meal and one Table-Service meal per day. This option allows you to easily plan your meals for the day. Choose your Quick-Service meal when you’re in a hurry and indulge in a Table-Service or Character Dining experience when it’s time to slow down and savor the moment.
Everyone in the party ages 3 and over receives the following:
One Quick-Service Meal (per night of stay)
One Table-Service Meal (per night of stay)
2 Snacks/Nonalcoholic Drinks (per night of stay)
One Resort-Refillable Drink Mug**Refillable mugs are eligible for refills from full-service beverage islands at any Disney Resort hotel Quick-Service location.
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