Buffets are officially back in Disney World, at Boma in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Biergarten inside EPCOT.
Some other restaurants that used to be buffets are currently serving food family-style, like Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort changed up their service by bringing out the meat in skillets instead of walking around with skewers. However, Boma reopened as a buffet and Biergarten switched back to their buffet style, and more restaurants (like Crystal Palace in Disney’s Magic Kingdom) are planning to do the same. So how do you feel about the return of buffets to Disney World? We asked our readers, and now we have the answer!
We polled ou10,000 Readers Are SPLIT on the Return of Buffets in Disney World!r readers on Instagram with the question “Are you comfortable dining at buffets in Disney World right now?” We got more than 10,500 responses — and the results were almost 50/50.
Slightly more people chose “Yes” (they are comfortable dining at buffets) with 5,577 responses as compared to the 5,178 responses for “No.”
We were shocked by how close this was! The “Yes” took the lead by just 2%, which shows us that people are very divided on how they’re feeling about Disney World buffets.
There are some safety measures like mandatory face masks and some extra cleaning, but there’s also more interaction at the buffets, and we didn’t see Cast Members cleaning utensils between guests.
It’s looking like buffets in Disney World are on the rise, with at least one more opening soon in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. What are your thoughts on this?! Let us know. Keep following DFB, and we’ll let you know about any more updates in Disney World!
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Have you been to a Disney World buffet recently? Let us know what you thought in the comments!
Linda L. Weingarten says
Will the Cape May return with their buffet as it was before? Also do you know when the dining plan will return. I have a vacation booked for June 2022. Thank you in advance for all you help.
DFB Sarah says
Linda, Disney has said the Disney Dining Plan will return, but they have not announced a return date or season yet. We will report when they do. There’s also no info from Disney about Cape May returning to its former buffet, but if that happens, we’ll report on that as well.
I’m glad buffets are back. I think one way Disney can make guests feel safe would be to have Cast Members dish up their food. This would eliminate hundreds of guests touching the same utilities while in line.