Walt Disney World Cancels Refurbishment at Chef Mickey’s

We reported previously that Walt Disney World would be completing a refurbishment at the very popular, Chef Mickey’s, from July 28th through August 13th.  This refurbishment effort would have caused the restaurant to be relocated to the convention center in order to keep the restaurant in operation during this time.  We have now learned that the renovation effort that was planned as been officially cancelled.  The restaurant will experience no changes in operation and will remain in it’s current location.


We don’t know what the renovation was planned to be, but it appears that Disney either cancelled the effort or figured out a way to complete the work without impacting the daily restaurant operation.  The location is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner services and is constantly booked. It is one of the locations at Walt Disney World that can be very difficult to get a reservation for due to the popularity.

While you dine, you get to enjoy meet and greets with favorite characters like Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy and Donald in their chef attire.  You also get to enjoy fun music and activities all while the monorail periodically comes by overhead.  The entire location is full of Disney magic right from one of the first resorts to open at Walt Disney World, Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

I am sure guests during this time with reservations will be excited to learn that the renovation is cancelled.  Did any of you out there have reservations scheduled during that time?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!