PHOTOS - Demolition of former Bongo's building at Disney Springs picks up pace

Nov 15, 2019 in "Bongo's Cuban Cafe"

Bongo's Demolition - November 2019

Demolition is now moving at full speed on the former Bongo's building at Disney Springs.

Bongo's had its final day of operation on August 18 2019 and opened on the West Side at Disney Springs in 1997. The upcoming Beatrix restaurant will be built on the site once cleared.

Click the gallery for more pictures of Bongo's demolition.

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Article Posted: Nov 15, 2019 / 8:44am ET
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wdwmagicJul 27, 2020

Yes I think safe to say the anything that hasn't gone vertical will be paused.

DCBakerJul 27, 2020

"We reached out to Beatrix to ask if the project had been canceled, and a spokesperson confirmed that construction has been paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They went on to say that a start date for construction has not been identified, but did not say that the project was canceled." https://blogmickey.com/2020/07/beatrix-construction-postponed-indefinitely-at-disney-springs/

RteetzMar 16, 2020

WDWtravelerMar 11, 2020

Photo update as of Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Underground utility work and foundation work has began for the new structure for Beatrix. Perhaps the foundation forms closer to the walkway between Ample Hills and Beatrix are for a covered patio, and not the building wall itself. Will have to wait and see.

Magic FeatherMar 04, 2020

Dang, I was hoping that they would push the building away from the walkway to give a little more breathing room. Based on the location of the forms, it seems as though the bottleneck will continue to exist (and probably get worse with Ample Hills).

RteetzMar 01, 2020

wdwmagicNov 18, 2019

It will be a fair way off as demolition is still underway on the Bongos site. Late 2020 perhaps.

jaklgreenNov 18, 2019

I miss Pollo Campero. I thought that they were good and would eat there every trip. They were reasonably priced also.

BocabearNov 18, 2019

and THAT is exactly why the Pollo Campero place closed... If no one understands what this place is, it is not going to be on anyon's list for a great place to eat...

JEANYLASERNov 18, 2019

Do you know when Beatrix to be open?

wdwmagicNov 18, 2019

It is a focus on healthy comfort food. Good for everyone.

JEANYLASERNov 18, 2019

What is Beatrix is a restaurant for diet people? :confused:

World_Showcase_Lover007Nov 16, 2019

You’re right that no one really cares about the West Side. There’s nothing there to care about. There is increasingly nothing to care about at Disney Springs. There’s increasingly nothing to care about at....well, I’ll just stop here.

UnpluggedNov 15, 2019

Makes me wish I was there to grab a drink, pull up a lawn chair, and watch the joyous occasion! Asta la vista, Bongos.