New Ale & Compass Restaurant Coming to Walt Disney World

Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is getting completely re-imagined to a new market and lounge, which will be called Ale & Compass.  The brand new restaurant theme is scheduled to make its grand opening sometime this October.  There will be a market area as well as a restaurant that takes over the area where Captain’s Grille was with 58 seats available.  The menu is expected to offer cocktails and lighter appetizer type of food where the bar used to be.


Per the most recent updates from Disney Parks Blog:  “The Ale & Compass Restaurant menu is still in the works, but the re-imagined restaurant will have a gastropub ambiance with New England-inspired comfort food, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  An on-stage hearth oven is the focal point.  Decor is inspired by the cozy warmth of a lighthouse, as a comforting respite from the outside world  The casual, table-service restaurant is on the Disney Dining Plan.”

We don’t have a ton of updates yet, but we will definitely share them as we learn more about the menu and a final scheduled open date.  The area is currently under construction for the new theme and we can’t wait to see what it finally looks like.  It is great to know that the location is on the Disney Dining Plan and that it is open for all meal services.

What do you think of this new theme and concept?

Source and Photo Credit:  Disney Parks Blog

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