That’s right, it’s almost time for Disney World to get back into the swing of things. When these parks open, many of our favorite table-service locations will be serving guests again. With the added health measures and limits on capacity, Disney suspended new dining reservations and canceled existing ones. Now, dining reservations are coming BACK to the Disney parks!
Now that Disney World restaurants have started to reopen, a number of changes have been made to dining experiences.
Sanaa, located in Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village is among the Disney World restaurants that’s officially reopened. [Read more…]
Select Disney World restaurants have now reopened, and we’re checking them out! So far, we’ve swung by Captain Cook’s to try the gorgeous Welcome Back Cupcake and gotten a quick Dole Whip fix at Pineapple Lanai!
Now, we’re headed to Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to scope it out — let’s take a look!
We spent the day dining in the reopened Disney World resorts, but that’s not the end of our excitement.
With many restaurants reopened around the Disney World resort hotels, we’ve been patiently waiting to hear which familiar dining spots will be reopening with the parks on July 11th (for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom) and July 15th (for Epcot and Hollywood Studios).
Well, we’re in luck because Disney just dropped the FULL LIST of restaurants that will reopen with the theme parks next month! Let’s take a look!
Disney World is working through a phased reopening. Some Disney Vacation Club resorts are set to open on June 22nd and the parks will follow next month. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will reopen on July 11th, and Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will reopen on July 15th.
With the return of guests, Disney will need to bring back many of their Cast Members. Some workers have already been called back to staff the now-open locations in Disney Springs and in preparation for the reopening of some of the resort hotels. Now, according to the Orlando Hotel and Restaurant Workers Movement, even MORE Disney World workers are being called to return to work soon.
Disney World dining reservations opened up today for guests who have hotel reservations between June 22 and July 10, 2020. Only a few restaurants will be open — all located at the Disney Vacation Club resorts that are opening on June 22nd — but that hasn’t stopped the classic booking day Disney phone line jam!
We’ve gotten through on the phone lines, though, and we’ve got details! Let’s dive in and see how many of your questions we can answer!
UPDATED June 19th, to include more listed dining locations.
We’re one step closer to the full return of Disney World dining.
Disney has been working on their dining system. Some old features have returned (we can make Advance Dining Reservations again soon!) and some new features have been introduced. The Mobile Dine Check-In feature, for instance, will allow guests to skip the host station. With the announcement of the new feature, Disney released a few maps of ALL the restaurants that will have the Mobile Check-In option. Let’s take a look at this list, and talk a little bit about what it means!
Disney just added one more layer of convenience to dining in Disney World.
Just a few minutes ago, Disney announced the return of Advance Dining Reservations for guests with some upcoming resort hotel reservations. Now, we’re learning more about what the new dining experience will look like in Disney World. One example? Disney just announced the NEW Mobile Dine Check-in feature for the My Disney Experience App!
Select Walt Disney World Resort hotels will begin welcoming guests again on June 22nd.
And, along with the reopening of the hotels, many Resort restaurants (though not all) will be welcoming guests again as well. As Disney has been working to update the dining reservation system in response to new safety measures which will be implemented around the Resort, guests have been unable to make Advance Dining Reservations to book the restaurants which will be open to guests. But today has delivered news on WHEN Resort hotel guests can start lining up their dining reservations! [Read more…]