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Cast Members Celebrate Reopening of Three Disney Restaurants!

Despite some recent set backs in Central Florida with COVID-19 cases on the rise, causing Walt Disney World to return to the mask requirement for indoor locations, we are seeing Disney steadily keep the reopenings coming! There are several restaurants and attractions reopening this month, so we have a LOT to celebrate. Not only are we cheering on Disney’s reopenings – Cast Members are celebrating the return of these eateries as well! Recently, Walt Disney World once again opened the doors to three restaurants spread throughout Disney property.

As shared via Walt Disney World Cast & Community Facebook: “Cast Members all across Walt Disney World are celebrating the return of even more delicious dining establishments. From Spanish-inspired cuisine with a rooftop view at Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood to scrumptious quick-service eats at Pizzafari and Columbia Harbour House — we are so excited to taste what’s on the menu and give the Cast Members a big “welcome back!'” Check out the photos below:

Credit: WDW Cast & Community

We were thrilled to see Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood, located at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort reopen. Still a fairly new table-service restaurant to the Disney mix, this restaurant serves up delicious Spanish-inspired dishes along with heavenly sips of wine and beverages. The roof-top dining allows for gorgeous views as well!

While Pizzafari isn’t necessarily our first choice when it comes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom quick-service options (think Flame Tree Barbecue or Satu’li Canteen), we did miss this restaurant as it is super kid-friendly and the air-conditioning can’t be beat. Pizzafari began greeting guests once again on August 2!

Credit: WDW Cast & Community

Lastly, Columbia Harbour House – a favorite quick-service restaurant in the Liberty Square portion of Magic Kingdom is once again open! We didn’t realize how much we like this quick-service option until it was gone. We’re thrilled to have it back as of August 5.

Welcome back to all the fantastic Disney Cast Members that make it possible to reopen all of these experiences! While all three of these restaurants are very different dining experiences, they provide Disney fans more options which is what we’re all about. Happy dining, Disney lovers!

About Mike/ Jamie

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.