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Though it may not initially seem like it, Disney parks have truly come into their own in recent years as a real food lover’s paradise. If you count yourself as one of the many who love eating their way around the Disney parks and resorts, there are some big changes taking effect right now you should know about.

For February's dining update, we've got information on the grand re-opening of 1900 Park Fare after its multi-year closure, a brand new snack stop is set to open soon at Disney's Hollywood Studios, plus reservations are now available for one of Walt Disney World's most popular dining packages!

1. 1900 Park Fare sets reopening date

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After being closed for over four years, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is finally set to reopen its fan-favorite 1900 Park Fare restaurant on April 10, 2024. When it welcomes guests back, this restaurant will feature a refreshed menu for its breakfast and dinner buffets, as well as a new character lineup including Aladdin in his Prince Ali attire, Cinderella, Mirabel, and Tiana in her Tiana's Bayou Adventure outfit.

In addition, the restaurant's decor has been updated to include a new entrance mural, which will serve as the focal point of the restaurant’s entrance and new artwork depicting carousel animals inspired by classic Disney films like Alice in Wonderland and The Little Mermaid sprinkled throughout the adjoining dining rooms.

Reservations for this reopening restaurant will be available on the official 1900 Park Fare website beginning on March 5.

2.  Ice Cold Hydraulics set to open soon at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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The Grand Avenue area of Disney's Hollywood Studios will soon have a new stack stop in the form of Ice Cold Hydraulics, which is located near the MuppetVision 4D attraction. Disney has not yet announced when this new kiosk will open, but has shared some of the menu items that guests can expect to find here, including:

  • Frozen Slushies: Fanta Blue Raspberry, Minute Maid Lemonade, or Coca Cola (Also available with Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, Bacardi Superior Rum, or Stoli Vanil Vodka for those 21 or older)
  • Bouncin’ Mini Churros: Savory churros topped with Coca-Cola and bourbon candied bacon, sriracha aïoli, and scallions
  • Candy Painted Cinnamon Rolls: Mini cinnamon rolls topped with Coca-Cola-infused glaze and toasted nuts

3. Garden Rocks concert series dining packages available to book

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The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is almost here and for those who want to guarantee seating for one of this year's Garden Rocks concert performers, (which include Modern English, Crowder, Lit, A Flock of Seagulls, Plain White T's, Blue October, and over a dozen other acts) reservations are now available for the Garden Rocks Dining Package. This package includes a meal at one of the following EPCOT restaurants and a saved seat at the concert. Here are this year's prices (excluding tax and gratuity) by location:

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall: $78 per adult, $50 per child
  • Biergarten Restaurant: $60 per adult, $34 per child
  • Coral Reef Restaurant: $73 per adult, $29 per child
  • Garden Grill Restaurant: $73 per adult, $47 per child
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse: $99 per adult, $39 per child
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room: $61 per adult, $26 per child
  • Spice Road Table: $50 per adult, $21 per child

If you miss your window for advance reservations, guests can get same-day reserved seating for Garden Rocks at the Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue for $36 per adult. Check out the official Flower and Garden website here for more.

4. Annual passholder discount now available at Tutto Italia

Now through March 31, 2024, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can take advantage of a 20% discount on all regularly-priced food and nonalcoholic beverages at Tutto Italia inside EPCOT's Italy Pavilion. Simply show your pass when you pay your bill to get the discount. 


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