Classic Disney World Establishment Closing Soon, Fans Upset

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The beloved Walt Disney World establishment, Trail’s End in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, will be closing for refurbishment soon.

The Walt Disney World Resort is one of the top locations for a Disney vacation. With four Theme Parks that Guests from all over the world love to frequent, the Disney Resort has many wonderful establishments that Guests enjoy immensely. One important part of the Disney experience are the Disney Resort hotels that allow Guests to have a more convenient visit to the Disney Park of their choice.

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Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom/Courtesy of Disney

Of these, Guests particularly enjoy taking in the many restaurants on offer for Disney Guests—each Resort hotel and Theme Park has different themed restaurants, with some offering character dining along with diverse cuisines from all over the world. One of these fan-favorite restaurants will be closing soon for refurbishment.

Journalist Scott Gustin took to Twitter to share the news; check it out:

As Gustin shared,

NEW: Trail’s End Restaurant at Fort Wilderness will close for refurbishment in the spring and reopen later this year as a marketplace concept with expanded quick service options. The table service option will no longer be offered.

Note: There will be no impact to Hoop-Dee-Doo.

On hearing the news, many fans immediately expressed both their disappointment and their love for the eatery.

Twitter user Brendan Nabozny shared, “Oh…this one actually hurts a little. I have a lot of great memories at Trails End but it makes sense. Campground guests need an indoor space to eat if they pick up from the quick service and that was really lacking.”

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Trail’s End Restaurant, Fort Wilderness/Courtesy of Disney

Another Twitter user, @wisteriaoxalis, also agreed, “I have literally driven two hours just have breakfast here and head back home another two hour. @WaltDisneyWorld please don’t close it, this is such a huge bummer. It’s the theming and the breakfast for me!!”

More on Trail’s End from Walt Disney World


Round up your settlement and sail across Bay Lake to a time of pioneers. Nestled on 750 wooded acres inhabited by enchanting wildlife, Trail’s End Restaurant is one dining destination you’ll want to allow plenty of time to reach. Getting there is a trailblazing adventure unto itself!

Inside, beamed ceilings, split-log walls, mounted animals and a potbellied stove keep things cozy—all while you and your kin tuck into a hearty spread of countrified fare.

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About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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