Popular Disney Eatery Set to Close Indefinitely in August

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When it comes to dining at Walt Disney World Resort, there are hundreds of delicious options. From Mexican to French, American, and more, there is something for everyone for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Disney World’s four theme parks and Disney Springs aren’t the only places to find a great meal if your stomach is rumbling. Some of the top restaurants on property can be found at Walt Disney World Resort hotels, but one of them will be closing indefinitely in just a couple of months.


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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a deluxe hotel that brings the island vibes of the South Pacific to Central Florida. It is located right by the Magic Kingdom, so it is a great place to stay for families who want to be in the heart of the magic. Not only are the rooms and grounds lush and gorgeous, but Polynesian Village has some truly outstanding restaurants. One of those is Kona CafĂ©, which is located on the second floor of the Grand Ceremonial House and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Kona CafĂ© is largely known to Guests for its incredible breakfast options like Tonga Toast — a large slice of sourdough bread stuffed with bananas — and its pineapple macadamia nut pancakes. For lunch and dinner, Guests love to indulge in items like the spicy tuna roll, the Kona braised short rib, and the pork belly noodle bowl. Unfortunately, a number of these items will be unavailable starting August 15.

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Guests looking for more information on Kona Café on the Walt Disney World website will now see the following message:

Beginning August 15, 2022, Kona Cafe will be closed for refurbishment. During this time, Guests may continue to use the Mobile Order service through the My Disney Experience app to order select breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings from Kona Island.

Kona Island is located right next to Kona CafĂ© and traditionally serves coffee and pastries in the morning and grab-and-go sushi the rest of the day. At this time, we don’t know what Kona CafĂ© menu items will be available to pick up at Kona Island. Disney has also not shared how long the restaurant will be closed, so right now, the closure is indefinite.

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Guests can continue to visit the Walt Disney World website or My Disney Experience app to make reservations at Kona Café up until its August 15 closure date.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!