News on the Disney Springs front!
The mega food outlet occupied by Pollo Campero, Bodie’s All-American, and Babycakes NYC has an official closing date now. The Downtown Disney Marketplace spot will shutter its doors on Wednesday, March 19.
The combo restaurant will close to make way for the continued re-imagining of the Downtown Disney area as it morphs into Disney Springs.
Speculation has abounded regarding what businesses and restaurants will survive and make it through to Disney Springs. Already we have seen the rollout of four food trucks — portending the closure of some restaurants while capitalizing on a hot trend at the same time.
Pollo Campero, Bodie’s All-American, and Babycakes NYC join the casualty list that also includes Cap’n Jack’s, which closed for good in 2013. The waterside seafood restaurant had been around nearly since the dawn of Disney World time, having opened in 1975.
Opinions have been mixed about Pollo Campero (see our review here), a chain offering Latin American flavors, and Bodie’s, which features burgers and other American fare.
The closure of Babycakes NYC is likely to be more impactful.
The New York-based bakery specializes in gluten-free and vegan baked goods, which also do not contain refined sugar. As the number of Disney guests following special diets continues to increase, we’ll be interested to see how Disney answers the demand for specialty items if the closure of Babycakes NYC is permanent.
We’re watching, and we’ll keep you posted.
Select shops and food courts at various Disney resorts will continue to carry BabyCakes NYC products for the immediate future.
Will you miss Pollo Campero, Bodie’s All American, or Babycakes NYC? Leave a comment and let us know how the closure will impact you.