Rainforest Cafe volcano to undergo extensive refurbishment at Disney Springs

Jun 16, 2023 in "Rainforest Cafe Disney Springs"

Posted: Friday June 16, 2023 9:20am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Permits have been filed to refurbish the volcano at Rainforest Cafe in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World.

Assigned to The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., the permit describes the project as "Refresh volcano at Rainforest Cafe in Disney Springs."

Whithing-Turner is one of Disney's main contractors that handles major projects throughout Walt Disney World.

The Rainforest Cafe Volcano was completely rebuilt in 2013 to include elaborate fire, lighting, and audio effects as the volcano "erupts."

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BrianNov 18, 2023

Don't get excited. Eating at Rainforest Cafe is like if you played Jumanji in an Applebees.

DCBakerNov 15, 2023

Most of the scaffolding has come down - photos from today. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53334331885_6672365a93_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53334217129_9ce3207f36_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53332994057_83317515d5_o.jpg

wdwmagicNov 14, 2023

It is not closed

MaxDrake79Oct 27, 2023

But when does it reopen? Will it be open for summer 2024?

DobergeOct 27, 2023

I've been trying to get my wife to go for like six years and we have a reservation at next month at the AK location.

DCBakerSep 20, 2023

Photos from today - looks like this project has begun.

zann285Sep 19, 2023

Eddy might have minor mental breakdown though.

BagOfGroceriesSep 17, 2023

Well, Ted Nivison will be happy.

jeanericuser001Jun 19, 2023

Disco yeti approved. hehe

John park hopperJun 17, 2023

Not unpopular with us my kids loved it and my grandkids love it, i never had a meal I didn't like

SaucyBoyJun 17, 2023

The one at DAK is the best of the two, imo. Everything about the vibe and food is *chef’s kiss* I haven’t been in over four years probably; I need to change that.

WondersOfLifeJun 16, 2023

Unpopular Opinion: Rainforest Cafe is my favorite place to eat at WDW... I have SO many memories here with my family, my friends, and even my most recent trips. On top of the memories, I have a staple meal: Nachos + Pastalaya + Volcano Cake = A good time. I specifically like the Animal Kingdom one... Especially since they always allow walk-ups. I could wait an hour or so in the store or the outdoor misting section and be perfectly content on a slow park day for me. :)

Ralph PootawnJun 16, 2023

Too expensive