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Which Walt Disney World Restaurants Are NOT Available When The Parks Reopen?

Which Walt Disney World Restaurants Are NOT Available When The Parks Reopen?

The news about Walt Disney World’s reopening changes just keeps rolling in, and fans can’t hide their disappointment. With the positive news about the restaurants that are reopening, we also learned which ones will not. Is your favorite on the list?

As Walt Disney World prepares to “open up the gates” on July 11 and welcomes Guests back into their theme parks, Guests are learning of several changes and modifications to operations.

Today we learned that several restaurants are reopening when the theme parks reopen, giving Disney fans some much needed positive news!

We also learned of some modifications to Walt Disney World restaurants, such as Be Our Guest changing their lunch offering to a “prix fixe” table service meal, and dropping the breakfast offerings all together. You can read more about that HERE.

We’ve also learned that Walt Disney World will no longer be offering Character Meals, except for a modified character experience at Topolino’s Terrace.

Don’t expect to get this close to Minnie at Topolino’s Terrace. It will be a modified experience.

With the news of which restaurants will be reopening also comes the realization that several favorites are not reopening when the parks begin to reopen on July 11.

Which restaurants are NOT reopening?

Magic Kingdom

My Top Five Favorite Restaurants to Visit with Children
  • The Diamond Horseshoe
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Cheshire Cafe
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table
  • Columbia Harbor House
  • Cool Ship
  • The Crystal Palace
  • The Friar’s Nook
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Golden Oak Outpost
  • The Lunching Pad
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Prince Eric’s Village Market
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant
  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Westward Ho

Animal Kingdom

  • Dino Diner
  • Drinkwallah
  • Eight Spoon Cafe
  • Kusafiri Coffe Shop & Bakery
  • Mahindi
  • Pizzafari
  • The Smiling Crocodile
  • Terra Treats
  • Tusker House Restaurant
  • Warung Outpost

Hollywood Studios

  • ABC Commissary
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Dockside Diner
  • Epic Eats
  • Fairfax Fare
  • Hollywood Scoops
  • Hollywood & Vine
  • Kat Saka’s Kettle
  • KRNR The Rock Station
  • Market
  • Neighborhood Bakery
  • Tune-In Lounge
  • Woody’s Lunch Box


Four Reasons You'll Love Epcot's Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
  • Block & Hans
  • Chefs de France
  • Cool Wash
  • Joy of Tea
  • Kingla Bakeri Og Kafe
  • L’Artisan des Glaces
  • Las Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
  • Les Vins des Chefs de France
  • Lotus Blossom Cafe
  • Monsieur Paul
  • Nine Dragons
  • Restaurant Marrakesh
  • Sommerfest
  • Space 220 – Coming Soon
  • Takumi-Tei
  • Teppan Edo
  • Tokyo Dining
  • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
  • Tutto Italia Restorante
  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop

For more information on which restaurants are open, including locations and full menus, check out Character Locator.

There is no word yet on when we can expect these restaurants to reopen. As always, stay up to date here with Kenny the Pirate, and we will update you as more information comes in.

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  1. The first thin I thought of was what Nikki said, easier to mention what will be open. Honestly, how can guests spend the day at a park and not eat? I hope these eventually open sooner rather than later.

  2. Maybe it is easier if you can make a list of the restaurants that WILL be open! I didn’t think so many would be closed!

  3. No Casey’s Corner!? Restaurant Marrekesh is one of our favorites & was actually the only dining reservation we had for September (Disney cancelled it). As for Hollywood Studios, I’m thinking it will be a single day park, again. With no shows & two of the main quick service locations out of service, it doesn’t seem like it would take more than a day to discover. Honestly, without character meets & Fantasmic, I don’t even know that it would take more than half of a day (ABC Commissary was popular for families. Carolina Eddie’s & Fairfax Fare were probably the best quick service options for HS. Hopefully, these will be open in September!

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