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March 17

March 17, 2016 – The Oasis Bar & Grill Opens in Walt Disney World

“Take a break from the sun and imbibe on some fun at this poolside retreat.”

On Ma­rch 17, 2016, the Oasis Bar & Grill poolside quick service restaurant opened in Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort. The restaurant provides guests with some light Polynesian-inspired fare, along with a selection of cocktails, beer and wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages.

January 21

January 21, 1955 – The Dairy Bar Opens in Disneyland


“Nature’s most nearly perfect food.”

On January 21, 1955, the Dairy Bar opened in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area. Sponsored by the American Dairy Association, it was a mix of a presentation about the future of milk and milk delivery and a quick service restaurant serving milk in a small dining room. The area did not prove to be as popular as other future-looking presentations within Tomorrowland, and was closed on September 1, 1958.

January 7

January 7, 2012 – The Quick-Service Restaurant Jolly Holiday Bakery Opens in Disneyland


“Relax on the charming golden patio of this Mary Poppins-themed eatery with fresh baked goods, coffee and tea.”

On January 7, 2012, the quick-service restaurant Jolly Holiday Bakery opened in Disneyland’s Plaza Pavilion, after a soft opening on January 5. Taking its theme from the live-action Disney movie Mary Poppins, the restaurant features characters from the “Jolly Holiday” scene of the film, including stained glass windows of the penguin waiters. The restaurant offers several delectable baked goods, including seasonal cookies and the famous Matterhorn Macaroon. Lunch dishes are also served at the café after 10:30.

December 14

December 14, 2001 – The Wine Country Trattoria Restaurant Opens in Disney’s California Adventure


“Experience the Napa Valley’s passion for wine and fresh seasonal fare in an idyllic Mediterranean garden setting.”

On December 14, 2001, the fine-dining restaurant Wine Country Trattoria opened in the Golden Vine Winery area of Disney’s California Adventure. Replacing the Wine Country Market, the restaurant serves healthy Mediterranean cuisine, with each dish listed with an ideal wine pairing from a variety of 25 different wines. The restaurant also has a special World of Color Dining Package, where guests can have dinner and a reserved spot to view the World of Color evening show. Menu items include Aged Cheddar Risotto Bites, Broccolini Aglio Olio, and Wine Country Tiramisu.

November 13

November 13, 1998 – The Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall Opens in Tokyo Disneyland


“Let the banquet begin!”

On November 13, 1998, the Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Fantasyland. Themed after the animated feature Alice in Wonderland, the restaurant features Western cuisine, featuring flank steak with a Japanese-style sauce, swordfish steak with a tomato caper sauce, and heart-shaped strawberry mousse. The restaurant is set up buffet-style, making it easy for guests to select their dish for a quick dining service.

November 9

November 9, 1993 – The Fountainview Espresso & Bakery Opens in Epcot


“Indulge in an all-new view of this Future World favorite!”

On November 9, 1993, the Fountainview Espresso & Bakery opened in Epcot’s Innoventions West area. The quick service restaurant features a selection of coffee drinks, baked goods, and ice cream; when Starbucks products were introduced into the park, Fountainview was revamped to offer Starbucks coffee and bakery items.

October 30

October 30, 1996 – Buzz Lightyear’s Pizza Planet Restaurant Opens in Disneyland Paris


“Hungry Space Rangers needn’t worry, as Buzz Lightyear is to the rescue with an out of this world all-you-can-eat buffet.”

On October 30, 1996, the buffet restaurant Buzz Lightyear’s Pizza Planet Restaurant opened in Disneyland Paris’s Discoveryland area. Designed after the restaurant in the Toy Story series, guests can help themselves to servings of pizza, pasta, salads, and a variety of desserts, with help from Space Rangers in brightly colored outfits.