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February 13

February 13, 2017 – The Geyser Point Pool Bar & Grill Opens in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

“Stake your claim at a poolside eatery featuring explorer-worthy bites, trails-end spirits and stunning views of Bay Lake.”

On February 13, 2017, the restaurant and bar Geyser Point Pool Bar & Grill opened in Walt Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge. Located near the outer deck of the resort, guests can order a variety of burgers, salads, desserts, and alcoholic beverages with a selection of small plates. The design of the restaurant and bar is designed in invoke the atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest.


February 8

February 8, 2001 – The Pacific Wharf Café Opens in Disney California Adventure

“Drop anchor and take a peaceful waterfront break with breads by Boudin, San Francisco’s world-famous artisanal bakery.”

On February 8, 2001, the counter-service restaurant Pacific Wharf Café opened in Disney California Adventure’s Pacific Wharf area. Guests are treated to California cuisine, such as Chinese Chicken Salad and Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl. Guests can also check out the Bakery Tour by the Boudin Bakery, a popular bakery from San Francisco.

February 6

February 6, 2001 – The Restaurant Rancho del Zocalo Opens in Disneyland

“Round up all your amigos and head to the hacienda for classic Mexican cuisine on a bonita bougainvillea-shaded patio.”

On February 6, 2001, the Mexican restaurant Rancho del Zocalo opened in Disneyland’s Frontierland. It opened on the site of the former Casa Mexicana, and offered a menu with Mexican and barbecue courses. However, in 2004, the menu changed to an all-Mexican offering, featuring dishes such as Chilaquiles, Chile Verde, and Burrito Guadalajara.

February 4

February 4, 2017 – The Restaurant Paddlefish Opens in Disney Springs

“Board an iconic paddleboat anchored on Lake Buena Vista to feast on fresh seafood and savory steaks.”

On February 4, 2017, the contemporary seafood restaurant Paddlefish opened at The Landing in Disney Springs. It replaced the former Fulton’s Crab House (which itself was a replacement of the Empress Lilly riverboat). Keeping the former’s paddleboat motif, guests board the boat and are treated to a mix of traditional and innovative dishes ranging from a lobster roll, crab ceviche, and tableside lobster guacamole. The restaurant is also known for its build-your-own seafood boil, where they can choose from king crab, lobster, snow crab, clams and mussels, or gulf shrimp.


January 27

January 27, 2017 – Planet Hollywood Reopens in Disney Springs

“Enter a realm where innovative cuisine, live entertainment and rare Hollywood memorabilia create a dazzling scene.”

On January 27, 2017, the Hollywood-themed restaurant Planet Hollywood reopened in Disney Springs. Originally opening in Walt Disney World’s Pleasure Island on December 18, 1994, it was structured to resemble an observatory. The renovated flagship store features four stories, along with a stargazing observatory and an outdoor terrace. A new menu was created by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, featuring decadent desserts and over-the-top burgers.

January 15

January 15, 1999 – The World Premiere Food Court Opens in Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

“Get the red-carpet treatment at this cinema-themed food court with 5 stations!”

On January 15, 1999, the World Premiere Food Court quick service station opened in Walt Disney World’s All-Star Movies Resort. Designed like a movie theater concessions stand, this quick service station provides guests with five separate stations for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night dining; dishes provided include pizza, burgers, and ice cream.

January 10

January 10, 2014 – Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie Opens in Epcot

“Sample delectable treats and tempting delicacies at this traditional French bakery – from soups and salads to fresh baguette sandwiches and pastries.”

On January 10, 2014, the new Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie opened in Ecpot’s France Pavilion. Previously known as Boulangerie Patisserie, the quick service restaurant serves a variety of French delicacies, ranging from sandwiches, to quiche, to pastries. The original pastry shop had needed an overhaul, as the French pastries had such a good reputation that there wasn’t enough room to accommodate all the guests.