Photos: Gideon's Bakehouse Facebook

Gideon’s Bakehouse at Disney Springs Unexpectedly Closed Temporarily

The trendiest spot in all of Disney Springs unexpectedly announced just after 5pm on a busy Saturday (January 2), they would be shutting their doors. A simple social media post was made leaving us all with the big question… why the abrupt closure?


As shared via Gideon’s Bakehouse Facebook page: “Effective this evening (January 2), Gideon’s Bakehouse at Disney Springs will be temporarily closed. Keep your eyes here for news on our reopen, and we welcome you to visit our @eastendmkt location to satisfy your dessert cravings. Thank you!”

The unexpected closure of course prompts the big question… why the abrupt closure?

Keep in mind, Gideon’s Bakehouse announced this was a “soft opening”. As shared in one of their Facebook posts: “As our Christmas gift to you, Gideon’s Bakehouse at @DisneySprings enters soft opening mode on December 23rd at 10 am. The “Official” Grand Opening will happen in the New Year when all of our beautifully branded new Gideon’s boxes and cups arrive and we iron the kinks.”


One the flip side, another post made on their Facebook page stated: “East End Market is Closed on January 1st. Gideon’s at Disney Springs is open 365! Happy New Year, Y’all!” Since the closure, that post has been edited to read “East End Market is Closed on January 1st. Gideon’s at Disney Springs is open today! Happy New Year, Y’all!”

Plus, Gideon’s Bakehouse is still listed on the Walt Disney World website as open as of today, January 3, shown in the screen shot below.

So, of course this leaves room for questioning and rumors. COVID-19 rumors are at the forefront but there have been no indications of this from Gideon’s Bakehouse or Disney. Our thoughts are likely because this was initially a soft opening. We only wish Gideon’s had given some notice of their closure instead of closing their doors in the middle of a busy Saturday.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted as we learn of Gideon’s reopening date so we can all get back to enjoying those heavenly cookies at Disney Springs!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

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 15 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.