Open & Closed Restaurants at Disney World (Summer 2024)

This list of open & closed restaurants at Walt Disney World covers what’s operating in Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and resort hotels. We update this regularly, with info on what’s coming soon, newly reopened, temporarily closing, and more. (Updated May 2, 2024.)

The good news is that the vast majority of noteworthy dining options at Walt Disney World have now reopened. This includes Signature Restaurants, hidden gem counter service spots, buffets, and even the vast majority of character dining experiences. On top of that, table service restaurants started filling more tables, improving their efficiency, and seating more guests per day.

On another positive note, Walt Disney World’s culinary teams aren’t quite as understaffed as they were the last two years. This is one of the big reasons why restaurants are able to fill more tables and increase their capacity. The same is also true at character dining experiences, where tables were removed to allow more clearance between characters and guests. That’s good news for those trying to score Advance Dining Reservations or walk-up availability.

Most Advance Dining Reservations are still more competitive than pre-closure, but many ADRs are getting easier to book. Some are still elusive, especially for larger parties. As such, it’s recommended that you book bright and early 60 days beforehand–and even that might not be good enough. These include Story Book Dining at Artist Point, Toy Story Roundup Rodeo BBQ, Space 220 Restaurant, California Grill, and a handful of other locations.

If you don’t make ADRs that far in advance, check out our Top 10 Tips for Difficult ADRs at Walt Disney World. With the exception of new or newly-reopened restaurants, we make the vast majority of our ADRs only a few days in advance (or even the same-day). This covers some of our hacks for reserving restaurants on shorter notice.

In more “mixed” news, the Disney Dining Plan is now back for 2024. This is great for Walt Disney World fans who love that pre-paid meal plan, but it’ll also increase demand for table service restaurants. The positive of this is that it could be another catalyst for Walt Disney World to restore missing meal services or bring back some of the remaining restaurants that are still closed. The negative of it is that ADRs could once again become more competitive.

With that out of the way, let’s start with some other updates…

Coming Soon

Recently Opened

Permanently Closed

  • ESPN Club (BoardWalk)
  • Big River Grille & Brewing Works (BoardWalk)
  • Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (Polynesian)

Current Closures

Magic Kingdom

  • Aunt Polly’s Dockside Inn
  • Tomorrowland Terrace

Both of these have been seasonal for the last decade-plus, but neither have operated at all in the last 4 years. Normally, these would open for the weeks around peak season dates. That could happen for Spring Break 2024, but we’d be surprised. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is more likely, but even that’s a stretch. Perhaps if Pecos Bills closes for transformation into Tiana’s Palace? Basically, who knows. 

EPCOT

  • Restaurant Marrakesh

Located deep in World Showcase’s Morocco pavilion, Restaurant Marrakesh is used as a free lounge during both VIPASSHOLDER Days and the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Realistically, it probably won’t open until late 2024 and maybe not even then.

Our expectation is that, whenever it does return, it’ll be a different concept. Disney took ownership of the Morocco pavilion a few years ago, and has quietly changed a lot since then. Turning this into Aladdin character dining to increase its popularity makes too much sense for Walt Disney World not to do it.

Resort Restaurants

  • Garden View Tea Room (Grand Floridian)

Grand Floridian is currently in the midst of a large-scale reimagining, and this is expected to encompass the Garden View Tea Room. That project has now moved into the main building, with work being done on the lobby. As such, we do not expect Garden View Tea Room to return until at least Summer 2024. That’s the earliest, as this project has had a lot of starts and stops.

Missing Meals

  • Be Our Guest Restaurant – Breakfast
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant – Counter Service Lunch
  • Brunch at California Grill
  • Plaza Restaurant – Breakfast
  • Trattoria al Forno – Bon Voyage Character Breakfast

Be Our Guest Restaurant is still doing its prix fixe dinner rather than 3 distinct meals. However, its popularity has decreased dramatically, so we’re optimistic that it might return to normal at some point in 2024.

While open, Trattoria al Forno is doing a standard breakfast rather than its Bon Voyage Character Dining Experience. The major impediment to this returning and other character meals extending their hours is (still) staffing shortages. Fortunately, Cast Member morale is starting to improve and turnover is decreasing, so Walt Disney World should finally be able to hire and retain enough Cast Members to restore operational normalcy.

This is also why, for example, breakfast has been so slow to return to restaurants all around Walt Disney World. There’s more than enough demand to sell out of ADRs for all three meals well in advance–Disney is not voluntarily leaving money on the table; they don’t have enough Cast Members to work the shifts necessary to open for breakfast and lunch.

With all of that out of the way, here are the restaurants that are open at Walt Disney World…

Magic Kingdom Open Restaurants List

  • Adventureland Spring Roll Cart
  • Aloha Isle
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table
  • Cheshire Cafe
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Cool Ship
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  • Crystal Palace
  • Diamond Horseshoe
  • Frontierland Churro Cart
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Golden Oak Outpost
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • Lunching Pad
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Plaza Restaurant
  • Prince Eric’s Village Market
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Storybook Treats
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Westward Ho

Again, Be Our Guest Restaurant is offering an ‘all-day’ table service menu previously reserved for dinner. That means breakfast is discontinued, as is the counter service lunch. You can read more about this experience in our Be Our Guest Restaurant Prix Fixe Dinner Review.

Animal Kingdom Open Restaurants List

  • Anandapur Ice Cream Truck
  • Creature Comforts
  • Dawa Bar
  • Dino-Bite Snacks
  • Dino Diner
  • Eight Spoon Cafe
  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Harambe Fruit Market
  • Harambe Market
  • Isle of Java
  • Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Mahindi
  • Mr. Kamal’s
  • Nomad Lounge
  • Pizzafari
  • Pongu Pongu
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Satu’li Canteen
  • Smiling Crocodile
  • Tamu Tamu Refreshments
  • Terra Treats
  • Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks
  • Tiffins Restaurant
  • Trilo-Bites
  • Tusker House Restaurant
  • Warung Outpost
  • Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes
  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Open List

  • 50’s Prime Time Café
  • ABC Commissary
  • Anaheim Produce
  • Backlot Express
  • BaseLine Tap House
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
  • Dockside Diner
  • Epic Eats
  • Fairfax Fare
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge
  • Hollywood Scoops (Seasonal)
  • Hollywood & Vine
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Kat Saka’s Kettle
  • KRNR Rock Station Food Truck
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  • Milk Stand
  • Municiberg Neighborhood Bakery
  • Peevy’s Polar Pipeline
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Rosie’s All-American Café
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
  • Sunshine Day Bar
  • Toy Story Roundup Rodeo BBQ
  • The Trolley Car Café
  • Tune-In Lounge
  • Woody’s Lunch Box

EPCOT Open Restaurants List

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
  • Biergarten Restaurant
  • Block & Hans Fine American Ale
  • Choza de Margarita
  • Cool Wash
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
  • Crepes des Chefs de France
  • Epcot Festival Marketplaces
  • Fife & Drum Tavern
  • Funnel Cake
  • Garden Grill Restaurant
  • Gelati
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Joy of Tea
  • Kabuki Café
  • Katsura Grill
  • Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
  • L’Artisan des Glaces
  • La Cantina de San Angel
  • La Cava de Tequila
  • La Hacienda de San Angel
  • The Land Cart
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse
  • Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie
  • Lotus Blossom Cafe
  • Monsieur Paul
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant
  • Pizza al Taglio – Via Napoli Pizza Window
  • Popcorn in Canada
  • Refreshment Outpost
  • Refreshment Port
  • Regal Eagle’s Distinctly Patriotic Smokehouse: A Salute to All Foods, But Mostly Barbecued Meats ~ A Sam Eagle Craft Drafts & BBQ Joint
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room
  • Rose & Crown Pub
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante
  • Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya
  • Sommerfest
  • Space 220 Restaurant
  • Spice Road Table
  • Sunshine Seasons
  • Takumi-Tei
  • Tangierine Cafe (festival location)
  • Teppan Edo
  • Traveler’s Café
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante
  • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
  • UK Beer Cart
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Even though the overwhelming majority of restaurants have reopened, it doesn’t always “feel” that way at Walt Disney World–especially to those who enjoy the unique dining experiences. Here’s hoping more normalcy to restaurants returns in 2024. We’ll keep you posted with regular updates here!

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