Disney Announces Reopening of Popular Buffet Restaurants, Food & Wine Markets

ORLANDO, Florida – Walt Disney World has announced more reopening dates for several of its popular buffet-style restaurants across the resort.

According to Disney’s gradual reopening plans, some of the openings include Boma – Flavors of Africa, Biergarten Restaurant, Dockside Diner, and Cinderella’s Royal Table Breakfast.

Disney also posted on their blog a few more food markets during the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival.

Check out the restaurant’s reopening dates below.

  • August 22: dinner at the dock at Disney’s Hollywood studios. Outdoor patio available along Echo Lake.
  • August 27: Breakfast will again be served at Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom Park. Restaurant also serving lunch and dinner. Reservations will be available from August 24.
  • August 29: Biergarten restaurant in the German pavilion of the EPCOT. Buffet restaurant open for lunch and dinner.
  • September 12: The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom Park. The buffet restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner.

New food markets now open to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival include:

Ireland (near UK)

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE® (Walt Disney World)
  • Fisherman’s Seafood Pie Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Sauce Hot Chocolate Pudding Cake with Irish Cream Custard

  • Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale Bunratty Mead Honey Guinness Wine Baileys Shake

Spain (between Italy and Germany)

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE® (Walt Disney World)
  • Charcuterie with a selection of imported Spanish meats, cheeses and olives with a herbal vinaigrette (gluten / wheat free)

  • Spanish paella with rice, chorizo ​​and shrimp (gluten / wheat free)

  • Seafood salad with shrimps, bay scallops, mussels, extra virgin olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and smoked paprika (gluten / wheat free)

  • Estrella galicia cerveza especial lager (New)

  • Avaline white mix (New)

  • Faustino VII rioja rosado (New)

  • Grenache d’Espelt

  • Theft of wines

The Alps (near Germany)

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE® (Walt Disney World)
  • Warm Swiss raclette cheese with ham from the Alps, baby potatoes, pickles and baguette

  • Warm Swiss raclette cheese with baby potatoes, pickles and baguette

  • Blueberry and frangipane almond tart with fresh cream

  • Huber vision grüner veltliner, Austria (new)

  • Cave De La Côte Rosé Gamay, Romand

  • René Favre Dôle, Chamoson

  • Iced rosé

  • Theft of wines

Kenya (outpost)

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE® (Disney Parks Blog)
  • Kenyan cafe barbecue beef tenderloin with sweet potatoes and corn paste and kachumbari coleslaw (gluten / wheat free)

  • Piri piri shrimp skewer with citrus-flavored couscous

  • Lager Tusker

Lobster Landing (near mission: SPACE)

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE® (Walt Disney World)
  • New England Lobster Tail with Lobster Bisque Sauce (New)

  • Lobster chowder with bacon, corn, potatoes and oyster crackers (New)

  • Baked Lobster Dip with Old Fashioned Chips (gluten / wheat free; New)

  • Coronado Brewing Co. Salty Crew Blonde Ale, San Diego, CA (New)

  • Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa (New)

  • Sean Minor Chardonnay, California (New)

  • Cape Codder: Cranberry, Pomegranate & Lime Vodka (New)

Mac & Eats (near the mission: SPACE)

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE® (Disney Parks Blog)
  • Traditional Mac and Cheese with Herb Panko

  • Truffle Mac and Cheese with Herb Panko (New)

  • Cowboy mac and cheese with smoked pork belly, burnt breast tips, pickled peppers and onion straws (New)

  • Macaroni and cheese with homemade Italian sausage and peppers (herbal)

  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Lemon Hazy IPA, Tampa, FL (New)

  • L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA

  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR


The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will run until November 20.

As the event continues into the fall, it will be part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” which begins October 1 in honor of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

The festival is free with entry, which requires a reservation.

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