Disney Restaurants: Visiting During Coronavirus

Disney World is looking a little different these days. Here is everything you need to know about restaurants at Walt Disney World during COVID.

Open Restaurants

At this time Disney has decided to open a number of restaurants at each park. Here is the list of restaurants you can expect to be open during this time:

Magic Kingdom

  • Aloha Isle*
  • Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Cinderella's Royal Table
  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe*
  • The Crystal Palace
  • The Friar's Nook
  • Gaston's Tavern
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • The Lunching Pad*
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe*
  • Pinocchio Village Haus*
  • The Plaza Restaurant
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Storybook Treats
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant*
  • Tony's Town Square Restaurant
  • Westward Ho

Epcot

  • Biergarten Restaurant
  • Block & Hans
  • Chefs de France
  • Choza de Margarita
  • Cool Wash
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
  • Crepes des Chefs de France
  • 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
  • Le Vins des Chefs de France
  • Lotus Blossom Cafe
  • Oasis Sweets & Sips
  • Popcorn in Canada
  • Refreshment Outpost
  • Refreshment Port
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue*
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room (and pub)
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante
  • Spice Road Table
  • Sommerfest
  • Spice Road
  • Sunshine Seasons*
  • Teppan Edo
  • Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival kiosks
  • Traveler’s Café
  • Tutto Gusto Wine Celar
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante
  • UK Beer Cart
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Hollywood Studios

  • 50's Prime Time Café
  • ABC Commissary*
  • Anaheim Produce
  • Backlot Express*
  • BaseLine Tap House
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo*
  • Epic Eats
  • Fairfax Fare
  • Hollywood and Vine
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby (and Lounge)
  • Hollywood Scoops
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • KRNR The Rock Station
  • Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
  • Milk Stand*
  • Oga's Cantina
  • PizzeRizzo*
  • Ronto Roasters*
  • Rosie's All-American Café*
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
  • The Trolley Car Café
  • Woody's Lunchbox*

Animal Kingdom

  • Anandapur Ice Cream Truck
  • Creature Comforts
  • Dawa Bar
  • Dino-Bite Snacks
  • Drinkwallah
  • Flame Tree Barbecue*
  • Harambe Fruit Market*
  • Harambe Market
  • Isle of Java
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Mahindi
  • Nomad Lounge
  • Pongu Pongu
  • Rainforest Cafe® at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Restaurantosaurus*
  • Satu'li Canteen*
  • Tamu Tamu Refreshments
  • Terra Treats
  • Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks
  • Tiffins Restaurant
  • Trilo-Bites
  • Yak & Yeti™ Local Food Cafes
  • Yak & Yeti™ Restaurant

*these restaurants offer mobile order and pickup through the My Disney Experience App.

Character Dining

Character dining is available at select restaurants at Disney World, but it will look a little different than usual. Here are the restaurants that will have characters as you dine:

Chef Mickey's at The Contemporary Resort

  • Mickey and friends will make appearances as you dine. The characters will not stop at your table, but they'll do a quick parade around the restaurant and give you the opportunity to take selfies with them in the background.

Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom

  • This restaurant now only includes a greeting from Cinderella as you dine. She wont come table to table, but she will make an appearance from a distance in the dining room.

Hollywood and Vine at Hollywood Studios

  • Minnie and friends will make appearances as you dine. They will also have seasonal costumes on for Halloween and Christmas time. The characters will not stop at your table, but they'll do a quick parade around the restaurant and give you the opportunity to take selfies with them in the background.

Garden Grill at Epcot

  • Chip, Dale, and friends will make appearances as you dine. The characters will not stop at your table, but they'll do a quick parade around the restaurant and give you the opportunity to take selfies with them in the background.

Topolino Terrace at Disney's Riviera Resort

  • Mickey and friends will make appearances as you dine. The characters will not stop at your table, but they'll do a quick parade around the restaurant and give you the opportunity to take selfies with them in the background.

Tusker House at Animal Kingdom

  • Donald Duck and friends will make appearances as you dine. The characters will not stop at your table, they'll do a quick parade around the restaurant and give you the opportunity to take selfies with them in the background.

What You Need to Know Before You Dine

Before you head to a Disney World restaurant (whether it be at the parks, a resort, or Disney Springs) there are a few things you'll need to know.

A dining reservation at the park does NOT guarantee entry in to the parks. You must still have a valid park ticket, a park reservation, and a dining reservation if you are looking to dine.

You may also find that some restaurants may remain closed, have reduced seating and capacity, and limited menus.

The following dining experiences will be suspended for the time being:

  • Dinner Shows
  • In room delivery
  • Private dining

Dining Reservations

Dining reservations during this time can be booked 60 days ahead of time (this has been adjusted from 180 days).

Dining reservations can be made on the My Disney Experience app and website. When you are at the parks you will be asked to check in to your reservation on the app when you arrive. You can check in 20 minutes before your reservation time. Some restaurants in Disney Springs are also available on the Open Table app as well. If there is availability you can add your name to a waiting list on the app same day if you don't have a reservation.

Disney Dining Plan

Disney is currently not booking any dining plans on Disney reservations. If you had a reservation for 2020 that included the Disney Dining Plan you were refunded for the dining plan portion of the reservation.

Safety Measures

New measures have been implemented across Walt Disney World dining locations to promote health and hygiene, including:

  • Enhanced Cleaning: We’ve increased cleaning in high-traffic areas such as public elevators and escalators, handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more. Additionally, seating areas, dining areas and pagers will be cleaned between Guests.
  • Reduced-Contact Menus: Menus will be shared in ways to minimize contact. At quick-service restaurants, menus will be displayed on signage. And at table-service restaurants, you can scan a code with your mobile device to access the digital menu.
  • Self-Serve Changes: Beverages and other items that were previously self-serve will instead be served by Cast Members.

In addition to keeping restaurants clean, guests are asked to use technology to minimize contact with others. This includes:

  • Mobile ordering food through the My Disney Experience app
  • Scannable Codes for Restaurant Menus
  • Cashless Payments (this includes Magic Bands, Apple Pay, etc. As well as credit card to gift card payments)

Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds

Disney has acknowledged that these changes are disappointing for many people.  So during this time they have adjusted their cancellation policy:

  • All cancelled pre-paid dining and experience reservations will be automatically refunded.
  • Reservations made at locations impacted by the closure will not be charged a cancellation or no-show fee.
  • If you have an existing Resort package with a Disney dining plan, you will receive a refund.

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