Update: Hoop-Dee-Doo will now remain open in Fall 2012.
Update: Bistro de Paris will remain closed through early December. New name for Bistro de Paris will be “Monsieur Paul” — a fitting tribute to Chef Paul Bocuse!
There have been a lot of updates about restaurant closures lately, and I wanted to share the latest information we have so that it’s easier to make (or cancel or change ;-D) your Advance Dining Reservations.
Bistro de Paris
In today’s news, the Signature restaurant Bistro de Paris in Epcot’s France pavilion will be closed for renovations starting July 1, 2012, and lasting until the end of October.
According to emails being sent out to guests, Advance Dining Reservations are being moved to Chefs de France.
This closing is possibly due to the Epcot France bakery expansion about which we’ve previously reported. The French bakery, Boulangerie Patisserie, is slated for many changes, including an updated menu, expanded kitchen, and more.
Cape May Cafe
Cape May Cafe in Disney’s Beach Club Resort will be closed from July 9 – Aug. 4, 2012, for renovations.
Guests looking for a nearby character breakfast could head over to Akershus in Epcot instead. If you’re looking for a nearby seafood dinner to replace the Clam Bake, consider Coral Reef in Epcot or bluezoo in the Disney World Dolphin Resort.
While this is still in the “rumor” stage, California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will most likely be closing in early 2013 for several months in order to undergo a massive renovation.
This has not been officially announced, but we’ve heard it from many sources, so it might make sense consider what other restaurants you’d like to dine in should the California Grill closure move forward.
Hoop Dee Doo Revue
Another closure that hasn’t been confirmed, Hoop Dee Doo will likely be closed for refurbishment in October, November, and possibly December 2012.
For a fun alternative, consider going to Trail’s End for dinner at Fort Wilderness, then going to the Chip and Dale Campfire and Sing a Long after dinner.
Is there a restaurant you were hoping to get to that might be closed? Do you have suggestions for alternative restaurants for these? Let us know in the comments below.
Note: All closures subject to change.