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Breaking: More Disney World Restaurants and Buffets are Reopening

Breaking: More Disney World Restaurants and Buffets are Reopening

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More Disney World restaurants are reopening! Plus, we have excellent news for buffet lovers! Here is what is returning and when you can make reservations.


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It’s been a little while since Disney gave us another round of “here is what is reopening”, hasn’t it? Almost all resorts are welcoming Guests again, and only a small handful of restaurants are still closed.

Today, however, Disney announced three more restaurants will reopen soon!

From Disney Parks Blog:

Flying Fish

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The chefs from Flying Fish over at Disney’s BoardWalk are ready to welcome you back on January 27 with their signature seafood dishes. Enjoy a taste of luxury with unrivaled flavors, sustainable seafood, and steak offerings.

When it comes to entrées, this restaurant does not disappoint. The Seafood Pearl Pasta consists of all your favorites – shrimp, lobster, scallops, clams, and mussels. For another option from the sea, consider the Plancha-seared Scallops accompanied with savory grits, sweet corn, and Peppadew emulsion.

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After indulging in your dinner, there’s no better way to conclude a trip to Flying Fish than with a sweet finish. If you love chocolate, the Cocoa Breach accompanied with delicious vanilla custard is the treat for you.

Turf Club Bar

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Get ready for a night at the races again starting on February 3 with a nice trip out to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Here you’ll find The Turf Club Bar and Grill, a special spot with a reputation for delicious American flavors in every dish.

Begin your evening on a high note right out of the gate with the New York Cider-braised Mussels appetizer flavored with garlic, chorizo, fennel, Fresno chili, and apple cider topped with a grilled baguette.

As you move on to the next course, the Grilled Pork Chop or Braised Lamb Tagliatelle both have a place in the winner’s circle of flavor. And don’t forget to top off your meal with one of the delightful desserts, like the New York Cheesecake.


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Beginning on February 17, venture over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge to savor the tastes and flavors of African, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisine at Jiko – The Cooking Place. As this spot welcomes you again, try the Seafood Tagine. Filled with prawns, scallops, squid, and Littleneck clams, this dish is a shellfish lover’s dream!

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For a sweet finish, the returning Kilimanjaro dessert is not just gorgeous, but delicious too. Decadent dark chocolate mousse, pistachio financier, pink peppercorn meringue, cacao nib crunch, and ras el hanout pineapples.

Cape May Cafe

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We shared a hunch that Cape May Cafe may transition to a buffet soon, and our suspicious are true!

Over at Cape May Café on February 15, embrace the New England vibes as you once again feast upon an all-you-care-to-enjoy, buffet breakfast with tasty items like pull-apart bread with vanilla sauce, beef hash, and an omelet station.

As the sun goes down, the buffets keep coming with options like cornbread, seasonal harvest salad, seafood boil, and a daily carving station, just to name a few. You can also choose to upgrade your meal with snow crab legs or even a whole lobster, both purchased by the pound. It’s best to bring your appetite for these exciting returns because you’ll want a bite of everything!

Ale & Compass

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Next door at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort starting January 31, the Ale & Compass Restaurant is back with some returning breakfast options and exciting, new lunch offerings.

Start off by indulging in one of the delicious à la carte entrées, like Blueberry Bacon Pancakes. And don’t forget to enhance your breakfast with a tasty buffet filled with dazzling additions to your entrée, including pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits, overnight oats, and house-made cheddar biscuits with country gravy. What a perfect start to your Disney day.


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Wondering when you can make dining reservations for these restaurants?

On January 20, you can begin booking reservations to ensure you get your taste of these fantastic locations.

Which one are you most excited to see back? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook!

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