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August 5

August 5, 2000 – The Port Orleans Resort Restaurant Bonfamille’s Café Closes

“Bonfamille’s Café is Port Orleans’ charming courtyard restaurant café established in the early 1900s by the Bonfamille family where visitors are invited to sample soft of the best of Port Orleans’ cuisine.”

On August 5, 2000, the resort restaurant Bonfamille’s Café closed in Disney’s Port Orleans Resort in Walt Disney World.  This full-service restaurant opened on May 17, 1991 when Port Orleans Resort opened (which eventually became Port Orleans French Quarter), with Boatwright’s Dining Hall serving the Dixie Landings Resort (now known as Port Orleans Riverside). The restaurant featured Southern fishes, such as Bayou Crawfish Pasta, Chicken ‘n’ Sausage Creole, and Jambalaya.

July 31

July 31, 2012 – The Restaurant Bistro de Paris Closes in Epcot’s France Pavilion

“Gourmet restaurant located at the 2nd floor.”

On July 31, 2012, after almost 30 years of operations, the restaurant Bistro de Paris closed. Open on June 3, 1984 in the France Pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase, it was originally created due to the success and demand for reservations for Les Chefs de France, and was located in the upstairs area of the restaurant. It specialized in gourmet French cuisine, featuring such dishes as filet mignon and crème brulee. After it closed, it was renovated and reopened in December of 2012 as Monsieur Paul.

July 14

July 14, 2012 – The Restaurant Lucky Nugget Saloon Opens in Hong Kong Disneyland

“If your stomach is growling like a grizzly bear, grab some Wild West flavor with a hearty meal or a quick snack.”

On July 14, 2012, the quick service restaurant Lucky Nugget Saloon opened in the Grizzly Gulch area of Hong Kong Disneyland. The restaurant serves such meals as fish and chips, chicken nuggets, and Disney character pasta salad.

June 23

June 23, 2018 – The Lamplight Lounge Opens in Disney California Adventure

“Discover a newly reimagined restaurant celebrating the creativity, inspiration and personalities of the artists that bring Pixar tales to life!”

On June 23, 2018, the Pixar Pier restaurant Lamplight Lounge opened in Disney California Adventure park. Replacing the Cove Bar and Ariel’s Grotto, the lounge is outfitted with promotional art and movie posters from Pixar films. The menu features American gastropub fare ranging from brunch to dinner, with such dishes as New York Avocado Toast and a Salmon PLT.

June 15

June 15, 2012 – The Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café Opens in Disney California Adventure

“Swing in for the enchanting sights and sounds of Buena Vista Street – and a cup of Starbucks coffee – at this charming café.”

On June 15, 2012, the Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café opened on Disney California Adventure’s Buena Vista Street. Named after the characters from the 1933 Silly Symphony The Three Little Pigs, the café serves Starbucks coffee, sandwiches, and assorted pastries.

May 24

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May 24, 2017 – The Captain’s Grille Closes in Walt Disney World

On May 24, 2017, the Captain’s Grille restaurant closed in Walt Disney World’s Yacht Club Resort. It opened on January 1, 2008, replacing the Yacht Club Galley, and featured classic seafood dishes that matched the nautical theme of the resort. It served breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with dishes ranging from smoked salmon on a toasted bagel, New England-style lobster roll, and buttermilk fried rock shrimp. The restaurant was replaced by the Ale & Compass Restaurant on November 4, 2017.

May 17

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May 17, 2004 – The Restaurant The Artist’s Palette Opens

“Delight your palate with a meal at The Artist’s Palette restaurant at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.”

On May 17, 2004, the counter-service restaurant The Artist’s Palette opened in Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa in Walt Disney World. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant provides quick-service meals such as gourmet sandwiches, savory pies, and salads.

May 3

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May 3, 1997 – The Restaurant Ariel’s Closes

“For a storybook celebration in your own underwater realm, this themed event space at Disney’s Beach Club Resort offers the perfect blend of casual elegance and fish-tale fantasy.”

On May 3, 1997, the themed restaurant Ariel’s, located in Walt Disney World’s Beach Club Resort, officially closed. The seafood restaurant was created to match the nautical theme of the resort, and was named after the main character of the animated feature film The Little Mermaid. After closing, the restaurant’s area was used as a reception venue for weddings held in Walt Disney World. It was briefly reopened in 2017 to accommodate guests while the resort’s main restaurant Captain Grille’s was being refurbished.

April 28

April 28, 1997 – Cinderella’s Royal Table Officially Opens in Walt Disney World

“Fairytale dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table.”

On April 28, 1997, the special dining experience restaurant Cinderella’s Royal Table opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park, located in Cinderella Castle. A restaurant had always existed within the castle, known as King Stefan’s Banquet Hall (named for the king in Sleeping Beauty); after the renaming to Cinderella’s Royal Table, it eventually became a place for character dining, where guests could meet the titular princess along with other Disney princesses.

April 22

April 22, 1998 – The Tusker House Restaurant Opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

“At this colorful Harambe marketplace eatery, you’ll find a family-focused buffet brimming with African flavors.”

On April 22, 1998, the buffet-style restaurant Tusker House opened in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, located in Walt Disney World. Guests can experience character dining with Safari Donald Duck and friends, from breakfast to dinner, while enjoying African-themed dishes such as peri peri whole salmon, basmati rice and curry chicken, and banana bread pudding. Guests 21 and older can go to the nearby Dawa Bar, where they can taste South African wines and African beers.