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Popular Quick Service Locations at Walt Disney World Temporarily Closed

Popular Quick Service Locations at Walt Disney World Temporarily Closed
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Today, a popular quick service location appears to have closed in Epcot. A restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has also reduced operating hours. Read on to see more details.

Animal Kingdom reopened on July 11, and Epcot reopened to guests on July 15th. Since the reopening of the parks, guests have visited Walt Disney World, but have definitely experienced a different park with many experiences no longer offered, such as character meet and greets, parades and fireworks.

However, if you do decide to visit Walt Disney World, while the parks may be different, don’t worry. The magic is still there!

What can you still enjoy at the parks?

Visiting the parks now is definitely different, but you can still enjoy many of your favorite things and see new experiences, such as the character cavalcades. If you go to Epcot, try and see if you can spot Winnie the Pooh trying to catch butterflies outside or maybe see if you can spot Joy outside enjoying the sunshine.

The International Food and Wine Festival is also happening right now, so be sure to enjoy all of the yummy food offerings that are available!

Despite the parks being reopened, there are still many Cast Members who have still not returned to work. We have also seen a number of employees recently laid off, specifically employees of restaurants in the Mexico Pavilion.

Temporary Closures

Today, we have noticed the Tangierine Cafe in the Morocco Pavilion has been temporarily closed. It was included in the initial list of dining locations that are open for guests. Today, it is now listed as being “Temporarily Unavailable.”

Over in Animal Kingdom, Kenny the Pirate is there today and he noticed that Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafe is no longer serving breakfast.

We do not know if either of these closures are permanent at this time and no reason was given for either of the closures today. We will keep a close eye on things and let you know of any further developments.

Have you visited Tangierine Cafe at Epcot or Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafe in Animal Kingdom? Tell us about your experience in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

Maggie Baltz

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  1. We were there from July 17-31. F&W Festival had some definite hits and misses. A few kiosks had food under hot lamps that needed to be remade—I saw it and should have passed on by but didn’t. SO MANY quick service restaurants were not open—like Columbia Harbour House, one of our favorites! And as hot as July is, the ice cream shop in MK was also closed! We left A LOT of days early so we could order food and have it delivered to our room . I slightly understand Tangerine Cafe doing a temp closing. With the F&W going on, I think most people fill up on those offerings and don’t want a bigger meal. It’s a “must eat here” every time we go, but we were stuffed by the time we made it around there .

  2. Agreed on the food Festival food! Dry overcooked, small portions and big prices. We had the lobster at 8 bucks and wow it was the size of a shrimp (1/4 of a tiny lobster tail) other offerings were a tad better. Try the food inside the tent/bldg. some shade and portions a tad bigger.
    Bummer on the Tangiere Cafe. That food and quality was awesome!

  3. I hope these closures aren’t permanent. I do enjoy my Yak & Yeti. But I recognize the struggle Disney is going through to try to stay profitable right now. Fingers crossed that these are must temporary.

  4. I was at Epcot Food and Wine last week, the food 9 times out of 10 was awful, If it was chicken, pork, or sea food it was a miss. I ate at Flame Tree BBQ and Regal Eagle and at both the chicken was WAY over cooked. Anything sea food at Food and Wine was rubber or tasteless. (Canada was the only real winner). I went back many times to retry the food thinking it was just a fluke but that never changed. I blame the reduced guest, low turn over off food can’t wait until the virus is past and things can get back to normal. I was so disappointed in Disney for serving old food to cut down on food loss income.

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