Walt Disney World announces additional restaurant reopening dates

Restaurants’ exciting updates in the coming weeks

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Disney)

BAY LAKE, Fla. – Walt Disney World has announced more exciting reopening dates for several of its popular dining locations.

In the coming weeks, guests will get to experience new additions at Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at EPCOT.

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Beginning Nov. 1, guests will once again be able to experience a buffet-style dining experience at Tusker House Restaurant.

Tusker House Restaurant (Disney)

The popular character dining experience in the Harambe Marketplace at Animal Kingdom is currently serving up food in a family-style format. When the restaurant makes its transition, guests will get to grab all the food they want. The restaurant offers a number of delicious foods including Simba and Mickey Waffles, Zebra Coffee Cake and an assortment of lunch and dinner options.

Tusker House Restaurant (Disney)

Also on Nov. 1, guests at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will get to experience Kona Café, following its refurbishment.


“The look, feel, and even some flavors of this relaxed café will be different, yet familiar. Kona Café will feature American cuisine with that Asian flare that makes it so unique and you can still watch the chefs at work in the onstage sushi kitchen,” Disney said on its blog.

Kona Cafe (Disney)

Over at EPCOT, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall will finally open its doors on Nov. 4.

The dining experience in the Norway pavilion in the World Showcase gives guests a taste of Norwegian cuisine. The family-style dining includes a number of items including traditional KjØttkaker, Kylling og Melboller (chicken and dumplings), Mashed Potatoes and Gravy or Grilled Salmon.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hal (Disney)

Disney said reservations are available now for both Tusker House Restaurant and Kona Cafe, and will be opening up for Akershus Royal Banquet Hall starting Oct. 24.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.