Significant menu changes has been made to several Disneyland Paris restaurants as they prepare to reopen their doors next week.
The resort will welcome guests once again on 15th July after four days of trials both by Cast Members and Annual Passholders. Along with attractions, stores and some entertainment, many restaurants will of course be included in this gradual return.
Just like many aspects of the world that has been affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, this will be a very different ‘new normal’ with major changes in different ways. One such changes has been restaurant menus along with the complete format shift to buffets.
From reopening, buffets such as Plaza Gardens and Agrabah Café will remove the familiar self service format but keep the all-you-can-eat value for money. For a flat rate fee guests will now receive unlimited access to starters, mains and desserts provided to them via table service. This is of course to not only limit the possibility of cross contamination but also ensure fewer people are moving around the restaurant, ensuring appropriate social distancing can happen.
The once temporary buffet the Cowboy Cookout BBQ will revert back to its original quick service format, and once again offer delicious offerings such as smoked chicken, cheeseburgers and Sheriff’s BBQ. Hakuna Matata and En Coulisse will also retain their quick service style, with the latter now offering the Spy Burger, inspired by the upcoming Marvel Studios movie Black Widow. The Walt Disney Studios Park restaurant also no longer includes a dessert in its menu deals, though a selection are available via a la carte.
The most significant menu change ahead of Disneyland Paris’ return is The Lucky Nugget Saloon, which has abandoned the tried and tested format for a three course meal and show style. For the new price of €49 for adults (€39 for children) guests will enjoy a starter, main and dessert along with a choice of drink as they watch a brand new show on the restaurant’s iconic stage.
Character dining opportunities have of course been temporarily paused as Disneyland Paris returns to operation. As a direct result, Café Mickey will see new opening hours and a reduced price to reflect this.
Finally, the Cable Car Bakery will see a selection of new treats inspired by the recently cancelled Lion King & Jungle Book Festival. Although the season will not return in a way we are used to this year, the massively popular shows Rhythms of the Pride Lands and The Jungle Book Jive will return this summer.
Although not all of the menu changes have been significant each and every eatery in Disneyland Paris will a new and different experience for guests for the foreseeable future. In line with the several key health and safety measures which will be implemented restaurants will run to a limited capacity which will include both guest intake and Cast Members. Social distancing will be present throughout each location and guests will be encourage to pay for meals and snacks via contactless methods if possible.
Disneyland Paris will official reopen to the public from 15th July.