This year is going to be BIG for the Disney Parks. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening at Walt Disney World on August 29 and at Disneyland on May 31. Plus the all-new Skyliner transportation system will begin operating at Walt Disney World in the summer or fall! But that’s not all…
Guests to the Disney Parks on both coasts will get to enjoy lots of new and exciting restaurants! Read on to learn more about what’s opening and where — PLUS when you can expect to be able to visit each spot!
Walt Disney World Restaurants
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Restaurants
When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens, guests won’t just get to enjoy Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (click here to see why Rise will open in phase two!) — we’ll get to experience five new dining experiences on planet Batuu!
First up: Oga’s Cantina. Here, you can expect to find themed cocktails and non-alcoholic specialty drinks. Specialties will include The Outer Rim, the Yub Nub, and the Fuzzy Tauntaun — plus several more! Oga’s really mixing things up at the cantina!
Don’t forget about the Cantina entertainment, either: RX-24 (Captain Rex from the original Star Tours) will serve as the DJ.
Docking Bay 7 and Cargo
Docking Bay 7 and Cargo will be a sit-down restaurant and features a delivery shuttle on the roof. The story goes that Proprietor Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs runs the kitchen, having once honed his cooking craft in the kitchen of Maz Kanata. The menu will include plated eats like Oven-Roasted Burra Fish, Smoked Kaadu Ribs, and the Felucian Garden Spread.
And there will be desserts! Dine on a Raspberry Crème Puff or Chocolate Cake!
Ronto Roasters will serve up quick service sandwiches — including the spot’s signature dish the Ronto Wrap! The Ronto Wrap is packed with spiced grilled sausage and roasted pork, making it a protein blast to help fuel plenty of Black Spire Outpost fun!
Milk Stand will be a beverage spot serving up Blue Milk and Green Milk. Blue Milk is billed as non-dairy, while Green Milk is expected to have a milkshake consistency and citrus notes.
Kat Saka’s Kettle
Kat Saka’s Kettle will serve up a Disney Parks staple: popcorn! Kat Saka’s will offer flavored popcorn, including salty, sweet, and spicy varieties ! Perfect waiting-in-line-for-hours snacking!
Disney Springs Restaurants
Meanwhile, four new restaurants are scheduled to open at Disney Springs in 2019.
City Works Eatery and Pour House
For sports fans and craft beer enthusiasts, City Works Eatery and Pour House will be a dream come true. Experience more than 80 beers on tap and sporting events displayed on a giant 160″ screen. Scheduled to open on Disney Springs’s West Side in the summer of 2019.
Jaleo, Chef Jose Andres’s first Florida restaurant, will focus on authentic Spanish fare like tapas and paella. Jaleo was originally scheduled to open in late 2018; however, it’s now expected to open in March or April 2019.
Pepe by Jose Andres
Pepe by Jose Andres will be a walk-up window located to the left of Jaleo’s entrance and will serve up Spanish-inspired eats and drinks. The signature will be Spanish-style sandwiches on pan de cristal, a specialty Spanish bread! Pepe is Chef Andres’ first brick-and-mortar incarnation of his popular Pepe food trucks.
The NBA Experience
The NBA Experience has another slam dunk for sports fans! An immersive, basketball-themed restaurant will be opening sometime during the summer of 2019 and offer several NBA-themed experiences designed for basketball fans of all ages! Experiences include a photo opp where the guest is an NBA recruit, an NBA Combine challenge, a ball-handling test, and more!
Click here to read all about the experiences guests will have as they immerse themselves in the world of the NBA!
Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Restaurants
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will welcome Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood in July 2019. At Toledo, you can look forward to a signature rooftop dining experience along with fireworks views of both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot!
A more casual Coronado Springs dining location, Three Bridges Bar and Grill (originally called Villa del Lago), will also be opening at Coronado Springs Resort during the summer of 2019! Three Bridges Bar and Grill will be located at the center of Lago Dorado, the 14-acre lake the resort surrounds.
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Additional dining spots at Riviera include Bar Riva, Le Petit Cafe, Primo Piatto, and Voyageurs’ Lounge! Bar Riva will be a vibrant poolside bar, while Le Petit Cafe will be located off the lobby and offer up specialty coffee in the morning and wine in the evenings! Primo Piatto will be the resort’s quick service and grab-and-go eats, while Voyageurs’ Lounge (also located off the lobby) will celebrate Walt Disney’s love of Europe.
The Mission Space restaurant at Epcot – billed in job postings as Space 220 – has yet to announce a timeframe for launch. Based on recent job postings, though, we’re probably looking at sometime in 2020.
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Disneyland Resort Restaurants
Disneyland Park Restaurants
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open at Disneyland Resort on May 31, 2019!
Just like its counterpart at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland will be home to Oga’s Cantina, Docking Bay 7 and Cargo, Milk Stand, Ronto Roasters, and Kat Saka’s Kettle.
Downtown Disney Restaurants
If you’re a fan burgers and beer, you might want checkout Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beers! This award-winning NYC restaurant — known for its signature milkshakes — is scheduled to open its first California location in the Downtown Disney District in early 2019.
Disneyland Resort Hotel Restaurants
Over at the Grand Californian Resort, a new pool bar will be opening sometime in 2019! While details are still limited, we do know the new pool bar will make use of natural boulder stonework. You can also plan to see plenty of lounge and table seating.
And those are all of the restaurants still scheduled to open at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in 2019!
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