Popular Disney World Restaurant Reopened Today

Disney Springs is home to some of the best dining at the Walt Disney World Resort. Many celebrity Chefs have found a home here, which means don’t ask us to pick a favorite Disney Springs restaurant. It’s all amazing. From Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ to Morimoto Asia and even Chicken Guy, you’ll find something for every taste and budget.

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Credit: Morimoto Asia

It’s not just celebrity chefs who have set up shop at Disney Springs. Several popular restaurants from around the country have added a location at Disney World’s dining and shopping district. Gideon’s Bakehouse is one of them and happens to be one of the most popular spots to grab a treat at Walt Disney World. Guests get in hours-long virtual queues for one of Gideon’s delicious cookies.

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Credit: Gideon’s Bakehouse

On August 31, the restaurant had to close abruptly due to equipment failure. It wasn’t the mixers or the ovens that were faulty. It was the air-conditioning. With temperatures in the 80s with humidity percentages to match, operating the hot ovens in the bakehouse would have been miserable. Gideon’s Bakehouse kept everyone updated via their official Instagram account and posted status updates as they dealt with the situation.

Gideon's Bakehouse

Credit: Instagram/ Gideon’s Bakehouse

They had hoped to be back up and running on Saturday, September 2, but sadly, they remained closed as the AC situation proved to be more complicated than initially thought.

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Credit: Gideon’s Bakehouse

Temperatures inside the store continued to climb as the store was without air-conditioning. Even their spooky candles melted it was so hot!

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Credit: Instagram/Gideon’s Bakehouse

Thankfully, today, Sunday, September 3, 2023, Gideons Bakehouse at Disney Springs is OPEN once again! We are thrilled that they are back baking up their signature small-batch half-pound cookies (you read that right: half pound cookies)! Since everyone knows Disney calories don’t count, stop by Gideon’s Bakehouse today and find out what all of the fuss is about!

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones โ€” so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.