Changes to private dining hours at Walt Disney World Resort hotels

Oct 23, 2017 in "Walt Disney World Resorts"

Some of Disney's deluxe resorts will soon be offering revised hours for their private in-room dining services.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, Disney's Contemporary Resort, and Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will be losing their 24 hour private dining.

New resort private dining hours effective October 29 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • Breakfast - 6am to noon
  • All Day Dining - Noon to midnight

Disney's BoardWalk Resort

  • Breakfast - 6am to noon
  • All Day Dining - Noon to midnight

Disney's Contemporary Resort

  • Breakfast - 6am to noon
  • All day dining - Noon to 11pm
  • Late Night - 11pm to 2am

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

  • Breakfast - 6am to noon
  • All day dining - Noon to 11pm
  • Late Night - 11pm to 2am

Disney's Polynesian Resort

  • Breakfast - 6am to noon
  • All Day Dining - Noon to midnight

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort

  • Breakfast - 6am to noon
  • All day dining - Noon to 11pm
  • Late Night - 11pm to 2am
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Article Posted: Oct 23, 2017 / 9:35am EDT
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larryzNov 08, 2017

It'd be easier if they'd just lay a big plexiglas tube under Seven Seas Lagoon between the TTC and MK's front gate so people could walk if they wanted to -- but there'd be no ROI from that, so it won't happen.

jakemanNov 08, 2017

Oh I agree. If there was a sidewalk and something more interesting than traffic, it would be a neat way to occasionally get to MK.

PixieishNov 08, 2017

I was looking at that and it just didn't look like a pleasant/intended way to get to MK. It's too bad they don't have a walkway that semi-hugs the water with a footbridge...I could see walking that in the morning just to enjoy the views.

jakemanNov 08, 2017

Technically you can, but it's along the same line of "every zoo is a petting zoo if you're brave enough". Below is a screenshot of Google maps. Blue lines mark where side walk stops, so you are literally walking along an access road (and then the very busy World Drive) between the blue lines. I don't think there has ever been a sidewalk there, but I've never looked because walking that barren stretch of road never appealed to me. Give that it's @ford91exploder reporting that it can be done, I'm sure we will be regaled shortly about a sidewalk that used to be there that was torn up to keep ESPN afloat or some other such nonsense.

TimeTripNov 07, 2017

Are you talking from the TTC parking lot to the TTC? Or from the TTC parking lot all the way to the turnstiles at the MK itself?

Tom P.Nov 07, 2017

You know, it's just possible that there are some of us here who can afford to stay deluxe, who pay to stay deluxe, who enjoy staying deluxe, and who don't give a flip if there is towel service at the pools or think it matters whether Disney has it or not. Just saying.

21stampsNov 07, 2017

What years? I don’t ever remember it, and I’ve been staying at Poly since my first birthday. Admittedly I don’t pay that much attention.. so I may not remember it. I’ve spent my life slummin’ it at Waldorfs, Four Seasons, Beaches, or comparable.. I must not be VIP enough for anyone to actually lay out my towel for me at any of them. No one has ever done that for me.

ford91exploderNov 07, 2017

If you don't understand the difference between a towel cabinet and towel SERVICE, I'd suggest you do not understand the concept of personal service and why in a high end property it's important. That's what visiting over 30 years gets you, A sense of perspective and with Disney it's not how the experience has been systematically upgraded it's how it's been downgraded.

ford91exploderNov 07, 2017

Screaming just gets security called, Camping out at the desk gets action...eventually Trade Federation was a military organization, Not a philosophy of doing business, Disney's current practices would make Gordon Gekko blush.

larryzNov 07, 2017

Google "uber eats"

larryzNov 07, 2017

OBTW, Disney can't be "Ferengi-like" because they don't own the Star Trek property... yet... Suggest you use the "Trade Federation" as your ideal of corporate ruthlessness...

21stampsNov 07, 2017

When did Disney Resorts lay out your towels for you? I just don’t ever remember it. I don’t know how a towel attendant vs a towel cabinet is a loss of service. Pools are accessed by magic bands now, so it’s not like they need a room number. On a side note, I thought I was super picky and high maintenance at times.. but this thread makes me realize that I’m actually extremely laid back.lol.

ford91exploderNov 07, 2017

In corporate america CEO's have everything and nothing to do with moves like this, Firstly the CEO sets the standards for the company, I'ts why on 'Undercover Boss' CEO's are frequently horrified about how policies they set in the boardroom actually work in the real world. Secondly CEO's set the financial goals. Like boost gross margin 25%, And its the latter which caused things like the pool servers to go buh-bye as middle and line management scrambled to meet the CEO's financial goals. So back to the original point did Bob himself cut those services no, Did the fiscal policy he set cause those services to be cut yes they did. So Bob had the ultimate responsibility for the loss of those services.

WDWVolFanNov 07, 2017

Will Jimmy John's deliver to WDW? lol