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Breaking: Reopening Date Announced for These Restaurants at Disney World!

Breaking: Reopening Date Announced for These Restaurants at Disney World!

A few dining locations at Disney World now have a reopening date. See all the details here – including the date and NEW offerings at both restaurants!

Refurbishments

Review: Is Trails End Restaurant the Best Disney World Value?
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Refurbishment is a dreaded word for Disney fans who will soon be visiting Disney Parks. In theory, we all understand that refurbishments are a necessary part of keeping the parks and resorts magical.

Attractions, restaurants, and amenities all close from time to time in order to keep operations running smoothly. It’s important to stay up to date on these refurbishments for your upcoming trip. You never know what may be closing!

Fort Wilderness Refurbishments

Review: Is Trails End Restaurant the Best Disney World Value?
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If you have been at Fort Wilderness lately, you know the area at the marina is undergoing a lot of refurbishment work. Trail’s End is converting into a quick-service marketplace location, and Crockett’s Tavern and P & J’s Southern Takeout are closed.

Don’t worry though! P & J’s has a mobile order pick up spot, and Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue is still open! However, things are kind of messy for the time being.

Reopening

Review: Is Trails End Restaurant the Best Disney World Value?
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Up until this point, Disney had not released an official reopening date for these locations other than “summer 2023.” However, Cast Members at Fort Wilderness told us these refurbishments are expected to be complete by the end of this month, July 2023! Read more about that rumor in this post.

Now, Disney officially shared Trail’s End and Crockett’s Tavern will reopen on July 27. According to Disney, both dining locations will have a fresh, new look that enhances the resort’s quaint charm and honors its heritage at the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, with warm wooden furnishings, beamed ceilings, and rustic accents.

Trail’s End and Crockett’s Tavern will reopen on July 27

Trail’s End Offerings

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Trail’s End has been reimagined to a quick-service restaurant filled with tasty items to fill your belly. Whether you’re looking for family-sized entrees and sides to bring back to your cabin or campsite, or freshly prepared individual-sized entrees to feast on inside the restaurant’s casual seating area, there are plenty of tasty options to choose from. 

The refreshed marketplace concept now includes an on-stage pizza station where you can satisfy your appetite with a slice or the entire pie. There will be two new options available. A smokehouse-style pizza and a roasted vegetable pie. And yes, classic pepperoni and cheese are still available.

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Hot Grab and Go items include pecan-smoked chicken or brisket; a rack of pork ribs; fried chicken; macaroni & cheese, beans, and mashed potatoes; cheeseburgers; chicken nuggets; French fries.

Homestyle Meals feature cornbread, coleslaw, and mashed potatoes with gravy and your choice of half a slab of barbecued ribs or two pieces of fried chicken. You can also treat yourself to hand-scooped ice cream and specialty coffees.

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The true star of the show is the lineup of new and returning sweets to be featured in the market, a house-made bakery. You can find Banana Pudding, Carrot Cake Cupcake, Blueberry Bread Pudding, and the legendary Strawberry Shortcake from Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, which will be available in a single serve portion! There are plenty more options to be had!

Crockett’s Tavern Offerings

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Crockett’s Tavern has been refreshed as a lounge with expanded seating, both indoors and outside, to give you a beautiful view of Bay Lake.

Conveniently located near Trail’s End Restaurant, this guest favorite has been enhanced with a collection of elevated lounge-style snacks to accompany the array of new and returning beverages and specialty cocktails.

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Enjoy a trio of sliders, chicken bites, a charcuterie board, and plenty of dessert and drink options! Don’t worry, you can still get your items on the go!

What do you think of this news? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with a friend who loves Fort Wilderness.


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