Grand Floridian Resort's Gasparilla Island Grill closing for refurbishment in late summer

Jun 29, 2015 in "Gasparilla Island Grill"

Posted: Monday June 29, 2015 12:41pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The quick service restaurant at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort is closing for a refurbishment later this summer.


Gasparilla Island Grill is scheduled to be closed from August 23 to September 4, reopening to guests September 5 2015.

Gasparilla most recently had a major refurbishment back in early 2013.

View all current and upcoming refurbishments.

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rob0519Jul 11, 2015

It could use an upgrade cosmetically. We usually stay at the CR and eat here once or twice. This month we will be at the GF for the first time, so I'm glad it will still be open.

Disneys AmericaJun 30, 2015

It's only closing for 12 days so I can't imagine it being a major refurb, but they could be pulling out the games and sticking in more tables and chairs, or painting everything and replacing things that look worn after the major refurb a couple of years ago.

KeithVHJun 30, 2015

Do we know what they are doing? Like has been said, seems just like yesterday this was down. And in some way, I kinda miss the older version. I was thinking food selection and quality weren't quite what they used to be after the last refurb.

bethymouseJun 30, 2015

I could do with more space. GF doesn't need an arcade area, IMHO. Perhaps they are getting rid of that area altogether and expanding the eating area.;)

yaksplatJun 30, 2015

Is there a recommended replacement? When I've stayed there, this was our major location for eating. Fortunately we changed our reservations this year to the Polynesian. Otherwise this would have caused us some difficulty.

Thumper 32Jun 29, 2015

Strange, so soon after the major remodeling. Wonder if it is some sort of infrastructure or kitchen thing?