Newly-Reimagined Dining Experience to Open This Weekend at Disney World

narcoossee's restaurant at disney's grand floridian resort and spa
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A newly-reimagined and newly-redesigned dining experience opens this weekend in a newly-refurbished venue at the Walt Disney World Resort, and Disney foodies are going to be thrilled!

Narcoossee’s Restaurant, located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, has long been a favorite among Guests visiting The Walt Disney World Resort. But when the exciting signature dining venue closed for an “extended refurbishment” in Summer 2022, no one knew for sure when the restaurant would reopen. After all, around Disney World, “extended” can range from weeks to months to–sometimes–years.

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narcoossee's restaurant

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At the time of the closure, Disney promised Guests an extensive refurbishment that would be worth the wait–one that would bring them an “enhanced table-service experience,” especially for those who enjoy Narcoossee’s signature coastal cuisine and the breathtaking panoramic views across Seven Seas Lagoon. During the refurb, Chef Noah Estabrook and Pastry Chef Kristine Farmer were hard at work, too–crafting a wholly-refreshed menu at Narcoossee’s. Disney says the new menu features the “perfect balance of updated classics and new epicurean delights,” like Beef and Ricotta Tortelloni and Narcoossee’s Guest-favorite bisque–now coupled with an exciting tableside presentation. 

In February, Disney World announced a scheduled reopening date for the Guest-favorite restaurant of April 1, and the time has come, as Narcoossee’s opens this weekend to Guests at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Disney World has even shared some photos that give Guests a sneak peek inside the newly-refreshed space at Narcoossee’s.

The space features even cooler colors than before but still has that familiar relaxing, coastal feel to it.

Narcoossee's at Disney World

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The restaurant’s many windows allow plenty of natural light to pour into the restaurant during the daytime and afford Guests the luxury of taking in the panoramic views of The Walt Disney World Resort all around them.

Narcoossee's restaurant at disney world

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Nightlife at Narcoossee’s has been enhanced as well, as the newly-refreshed restaurant still offers Guests the ability to take a stroll around the exterior of the restaurant. No matter the weather, Guests can enjoy the invigorating nighttime air while they take in unrivaled views of the Lagoon, nighttime fireworks spectaculars, and Space Mountain, illuminated on the horizon.

Disney was right–Narcoossee’s will offer Guests a newly-refreshed experience inside an even more beautiful venue, and hey, the coastal cuisine is second to none.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!