When visiting Walt Disney World, aside from greeting Mickey and taking a spin in the Tea Cups, you may get excited about the awesome culinary experiences. Due to pandemic-related modifications many restaurants have been on a break. Disney just announced many fan favorite restaurants will reopen this month! Along with the reopening, you may see some amazing adjustments to their menus. Here is everything you need to know!
Guests will rejoice in seeing the return of:
Flying Fish on Disney’s Boardwalk
Jiko-The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and
The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Ale and Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Flying Fish is considered a Walt Disney World Signature restaurant (also known as fine dining) serving a predominantly surf and turf menu. Disney foodies will remember one of their well-known dishes include a potato-wrapped red snapper but they also offer steak, chicken, and vegetarian options. They will begin seating guests on January 27th and can be found on the Boardwalk at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn.
Jiko is located at the amazing Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House. This signature restaurant presents a menu inspired by African, Mediterranean, and Indian flavors. Popular dishes include filet of beef with macaroni and cheese, bread service, braised short ribs, the bread service, and the Kilimanjaro dessert. Jiko is also regarded for it’s wide assortment of South African wines. Guests can dig in beginning February 17th.
The Turf Club Bar and Grill found at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. This menu gives a strong nod to the resort’s inspiration of the Saratoga Springs and racetrack area of upstate New York. This cozy spot offers a classic American menu with something for everyone. Entrees include a raved-about prime rib, New York cheese cake, and black and white dessert (a dish that gives a nod to the classic NY style cookie). While dining here, you’ll have views of the lake and golf course. Seating begins February 3rd.
Lastly we swing back over the Boardwalk to see the reopening of Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Ale and Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.
Cape May Cafe offers a New England inspired buffet. Fans of this restaurant love the King Crab legs. This locale will reopen on February 15th.
Ale and Compass Restaurant serves up an eclectic menu of New England comfort foods. From burgers to fish tacos, there is something for every appetite. Ale and Compass will reopen on
The big question is: which one will you try first?
Advanced dining reservations (ADRs) are recommended and can be made beginning January 20th right in your My Disney Experience app.
If you have questions or need recommendations for dining during your trip, reach out to one of our great Adventure Planners or ask a question on our Facebook or Twitter pages.