The dining scene at the Walt Disney World Resort has revealed several new changes in the past couple of months.
For Guests hoping to see the return of the Disney Dining Plan, the Resort has revealed a Dining Promo Card offer in its place (at least for a limited time). A new restaurant is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the opening of Roundup Rodeo BBQ this spring, and Narcoossee’s, a signature restaurant at the Grand Floridian Resort was just given an interior renovation and a new menu.
While most of the restaurant news out of Walt Disney World has been positive, one beloved dining location is set to undergo major changes that some fans are not happy about.
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The largely unwelcome change to Disney’s dining lineup is coming to the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground (don’t worry too much, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is safe!) Unfortunately for fans of Trail’s End Restaurant, table-service dining is set to be discontinued at this location and replaced with a new quick service concept this year.
When we reported on the changes coming to Trail’s End, we did not know when the restaurant would close to being renovations for these changes. Disney’s website has since been updated, and according to the reservation calendar on the Trail’s End page, the location is closed beginning April 17, 2023.
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Trail’s End had been a fan-favorite dining location for its family-style (and all-you-care-to-enjoy) breakfast and dinner that came with delicious eats at a much more reasonable price point than alternatives around Walt Disney World.
Breakfast at Trail’s End is priced at $22.99 for adults and $12.99 for children and includes a pastry basket, strawberry yogurt parfait, and a skillet packed with pecan-smoked brisket and eggs, Mickey Waffles, bacon and sausage, and a cheesy potato casserole. Dinner, priced at $31.99 for adults and $18.99 for children, comes with cornbread, salad, a dessert trio, and the star of the show, the Smokehouse Skillet with pecan-smoked brisket, smoked chicken, pulled pork, roasted potatoes, green beans, and corn on the cob, served with with Chipotle Barbecue and Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce.
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If you are hoping to experience the original Trail’s End experience before the closure, you’ll need to plan your visit before April 17, 2023. Note that this location is regularly closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Reservations (and walkup tables) are available while they last on DisneyWorld.com or in the My Disney Experience app.
We will continue to monitor updates to Trail’s End Restaurant as the upcoming changes take effect and will report back with more information as we have it here on Disney Tips.