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New dates and more buffets returning soon to Disney World

New dates and more buffets returning soon to Disney World

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Buffets have officially returned to Disney World! Check out which restaurants will now offer buffets again. Are you a fan of buffets?

Earlier this month, Disneyland resort saw the return of buffet-style dining. Disney World announced that fan-favorite buffet Boma would reopen soon at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Buffets Returning

A lot of you are likely thinking, “A buffet? During Covid?” You’re not alone there.

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It has been reported that many of the buffets that are in use now utilize pre-portioned plates so guests are not serving their own selections with a communal tool (tong, spoon etc).

That sounds a little better to me (Rebecca) personally, but I’m still not a big buffet fan. They can be quite useful for families with little kids because they can shorten the duration of a dining reservation. You can just go grab the food you want without waiting to order.

Disney World Buffets Returning

Disney Parks Blog announced today that along with Boma, two other restaurant locations will revert back to buffets from family style.

Crystal Palace

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While characters will not yet return to Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom, the buffet will be back soon! Starting September 12, the Crystal Palace buffet will return for Lunch and Dinner!

Check out Maggie’s review of the family-style Crystal Palace (without characters) here.


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Biergarten has been open for awhile at Epcot but has not yet brought back the buffet. That will change later this month, on August 29, when Biergarten will begin offering a buffet again for Lunch and Dinner.

Check out our review of the Germany Pavilion’s Biergarten here.

Other Restaurants Reopening

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The announcement also included information about the restart of Cinderella’s Royal Table breakfast at Magic Kindom. Check out a review here.

Guests will also once again be able to eat at Nine Dragons in Epcot’s China pavilion.

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Earlier today, we covered that the Dockside Diner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will reopen soon.

Guests can also enjoy the Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom starting on August 29.

How do you feel about buffets returning? Sound off in the comments on Facebook.

-Rebecca W Davis

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Lanez Cragan

Friday 20th of August 2021

I hope the Garden grill has their breakfast again!


Friday 20th of August 2021

cant wait for hoop dee doo!!!!!!

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