Citricos at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort to undergo refurbishments

Jan 22, 2020 in "Citricos"

Citricos at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort will be undergoing refurbishments through to the summer of 2020.

The work will be carried out in phases, with the restaurant remaining open throughout, although there will be some impacts.

In February , the bar will be closed, and the menu at the restaurant will be modified to accommodate changes being made to the kitchen.

Beginning in May, sections of the dining room will be closed for renovations.

The project is expected to be complete in the summer of 2020.

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Article Posted: Jan 22, 2020 / 9:21am ET
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Richie248Jan 24, 2020

Excited for this refurb, ate there last week and the food was great....but the decor is so outdated!

Jon81ukJan 24, 2020

and of course if they do it well then you may never know they are doing refurbishment. Blend the temporary construction walls in by using the right paint etc and blocking off rooms and you may never know if somewhere is operating at half capacity.

Hockey89Jan 24, 2020

I've never been in a place that was doing refurbishment but I don't eat in many hotel restaurants outside of Disney and Vegas..

flempobyJan 24, 2020

Thanks. I changed my reservation to the new restaurant in Epcot's Japan. I was actually surprised at the number of restaurants that had availability at 6pm on a Friday less than a month out.

TheGuyThatMakesSwordsJan 23, 2020

Well, we have an APR 2020 Reservation. Canceling & going elsewhere. Just not eager to dine at a "Signature Construction Zone".

xdan0920Jan 23, 2020

It's exceedingly rare for an upscale restaurant to stay open during extensive renovations. Maybe the Starbucks in the Courtyard by Marriott can do it, but that isn't remotely the same.

Jon81ukJan 23, 2020

There are more restaurants at that hotel than I thought/expected! Saying "not done anywhere" is a stretch, I've been in other hotels where half the breakfast room is closed off for refurbishment while they are still serving breakfast in the other half. Its rare to continue operating but not unheard of.

TuvaluJan 23, 2020

Grand Floridian Cafe.

Hockey89Jan 23, 2020

Valid point. It’s just tacky to say the least and frankly not done anywhere.

Jon81ukJan 23, 2020

I would guess they don't want close completely and leave the Grand Flo without a restaurant. Given the other options there are signature or character dining I assume they want to make sure there is an option.

monothingieJan 23, 2020

I rather enjoyed my last couple of meals there. The staff and food was great. But the decor was old and tired.

monothingieJan 23, 2020

Another swing and a miss for CoreLESS.

Club CooloholicJan 23, 2020

I agree, sawdust, I'm sorry I mean pixie dust and food just dont mix.

Hockey89Jan 23, 2020

They should just close. Gross