We reported back in April that Narcoossee’s, one of the table service restaurants located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, would be closing for a lengthy time of refurbishment this summer. We now have the details regarding the changes that are coming to the waterfront dining location. Grab a tall glass of iced tea and settle in while we run through the specifics!
The restaurant’s dining room currently has two levels. Back in the day, a band would play from the upper tier, creating a supper club-like environment. During the upcoming refurbishment, the second level will be removed, leaving the dining room with just one level. Removing the second tier will allow for an overall greater number of tables in the restaurant.
The existing show kitchen is quite small, and can be found to the left as soon as you enter Narcoossee’s. During the refurb, it’ll be expanded to more efficiently serve an increased number of guests. The kitchen is also slated to be moved to the back of the restaurant, and will no longer feature a “show” element.
The bar, which is currently a sunken bar that can be accessed from the dining room’s second level, will be moved to the front of the restaurant during the refurb.
The restaurant’s closure date was originally set for June 18th, but has since been moved to July 13th. A reopening date has not been announced as of yet.
Is Narcoossee’s on your Disney dining must-do list? Do the upcoming changes have you excited or leave you wanting more? Please let me know in the comments section below.
ps If you’re at Walt Disney World and manage to snag a Narcoossee’s reservation before it closes, I highly recommend the Mahi Mahi. Delicious.
Deni loves all things Disney, and, in 2013, moved to the Magic from Maryland. Walt Disney World is her happy place, and she loves getting to share it with others. Deni and her husband of almost 26 years have 2 grown children. Her favorite WDW snack? A Mickey Bar, of course. Is there any other?!