If you’ve ever been to Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom before a fireworks display, then you know how crazy and crowded it can be. People stake out a spot hours in advance to get a good look at Cinderella’s Castle, but there are some great spots that allow you to see the fireworks without having to deal with crowds of people. Unfortunately, one of them is about to close for a major renovation.
Narcoossee’s, one of the top restaurants at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, is closed from June 18. While no reopening date has been set, Walt Disney World says when the restaurant reopens later this year, it will do so with “an enhanced table service experience.” While it’s not exactly clear what that means, it sounds wonderful.
Narcoossee’s is always a great place to grab a meal, but in addition to its fantastic seafood menu, it’s also a great place to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks as well as the nighttime spectacle of electric water flowing through the lagoon of the seven seas. If you can get a table on the water just as the show is getting ready to start, you might have the absolute best seat in the house. You cannot drink a glass of wine while watching fireworks if you are inside Magic Kingdom, even if the Disney World theme park offers alcohol in many other places.
Narcoossee’s renovation is part of a larger renovation of the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa that has been underway for some time. The resort hotel opened in 1988 and although it has started to age a bit, it remains one of the most requested places to stay at Walt Disney World, even though the Greater Floridian was also the scene of a tragedy in the old days. The hotel was inspired by the iconic Hotel del Coronado in Southern California.
Whether the “upgraded” experience coming to Narcoossee simply means an updated dining room and an all-new menu, or something more substantial, it will certainly be exciting to see what comes next for this popular dining spot. The restaurant is one of several on the property that has a dress code, and while it’s not particularly strict, it certainly takes the dining experience to the next level for those looking for a truly special occasion.
Walt Disney World is simply so big that between theme parks and resorts, there will always be a few things that will be closed for renovations. For those who may have already booked a trip to Orlando and were looking forward to dining at Narcoossee. They won’t have a chance for the next few months. However, customers will now have many more choices when it comes to accommodation and dining, as Disney World recently reopened the last hotels which had previously been closed by the pandemic. The new Narcoossee’s will be just one of many new things are coming to Walt Disney World this year.