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April 22

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

“Make your appetite extinct with pizzas, salads, pasta, desserts, and more…”

On April 22, 1998, the quick service restaurant Pizzafari opened on Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The restaurant features five themed rooms where guests can enjoy their single-serve pizzas, salads, and a variety of drinks.

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April 15

April 15, 1983 – The Restaurant Troubadour Tavern Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

冷たいソフトクリームでリフレッシュ!”

On April 15, 1983, the quick-service restaurant Troubadour Tavern opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Fantasyland area. The shop sells soft serve ice cream, in either sundae form or soft serve cones, and a variety of soft drinks.

April 12

April 12, 1992 – Walt’s – an American Restaurant Opens in Disneyland Paris

“In this restaurant which bears his name, certain dishes are inspired by some of his favorite food.”

On April 12, 1992, the table service restaurant Walt’s – an American Restaurant opened on Main Street in Disneyland Paris. Honoring the work and life of Walt Disney, the Victorian-style restaurant serves upscale versions of Walt’s favorite dishes, including a cheeseburger with chili con carne. The rooms of the restaurant are themed after the six worlds of Disneyland Paris: Fantasyland, Adventureland, Discoveryland, Disneyland Hotel, Grand Canyon, and Frontierland.

April 8

April 8, 1999 – Hook’s Pointe & Wine Cellar Opens in Disneyland

On April 8, 1999, the restaurant Hook’s Pointe & Wine Cellar opened in the Disneyland Hotel. Replacing the Shipyard Inn, this award-winning restaurant was well-known for seafood dishes, alongside an impressive wine cellar. It closed on July 25, 2010, due to a major makeover of the Disneyland Hotel, and was replaced by Tangaroa Terrace.

March 26

March 26, 2009 – The Friar’s Nook Opens in Walt Disney World

The old English exterior of The Friar's Nook restaurant is reminiscent of Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest

“Tuck into tasty fare like loaded buffalo chicken tots, hot dogs and fried Twinkies…”

On March 26, 2009, the quick-service restaurant The Friar’s Nook opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park. Replacing the Village Fry Shoppe, the restaurant featured several kinds of loaded tator tots, along with assorted iced drinks. The name of the restaurant is derived from Friar Tuck, from the animated feature film Robin Hood.

March 25

March 25, 2017 – The Restaurant Plazma Ray’s Diner Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

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On March 25, 2017, the quick service restaurant Plazma Ray’s Diner opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area. The backstory for the restaurant is that it is part of an intergalactic diner chain named after its founder and owner. The restaurant features dishes such as glove shaped chicken bao, vegetable curry rice bowl, and a yogurt mousse cake. The restaurant also currently features several Star Wars themed desserts.

March 20

March 20, 2015 – The Smokejumpers Grill Opens in Disney California Adventure

“Before your hunger blazes out of control, combat your fiery appetite with favorites like chili cheeseburgers, smokin’ onion rings and more.”

On March 20, 2015, the Smokejumpers Grill quick-service restaurant opened in the Grizzly Creek Airfield area of Disney California Adventure. Replacing the Taste Pilots’ Grill, the restaurant fits in with the theme of the airfield by basing it off of the men and women who fight the California wildfires. The menu features “classic” dishes, including a bacon cheeseburger, Campfire Chili Cheeseburger, and chili cheese fries made with bison and black beans.