More Epcot dining changes coming

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Disney recently released a second press release relating to the future of dining in Epcot’s World Showcase. The newest release says the changes are part of the park’s silver anniversary (funny, the first release on the same topic ignored the event).

Of interest to most everyone, Disney intends to expand the seating areas at the sit-down Rose and Crown and counter-service Cantina de San Angel to include more spaces at both to view the fireworks on the lagoon.

Inside Mexico, the silver jewelry and purse alcove of the store will be gutted and turned into a margarita bar, expected to open by summer of 2008.

China’s Nine Dragons table-service restaurant will close in early 2008 to make way for an innovative dining room that will feature five cooking stations where guests can interact with chefs from China. Scheduled opening is fall 2008.

Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining should reopen in October in Japan. The popular teppanyaki rooms will feature show-style cooking and upscale cuisine such as Wagyu and Kobe beef, along with traditional teppan dishes. Tokyo Dining (formerly the tempura bar and adjoining lounge) is now a 140-seat dining room with a centerpiece “show stage” where diners can watch the sushi chefs in action. Nearly 50 varieties of sushi and sashimi and six varieties of sake are on the menu, along with tempura and grilled steaks and seafood.

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Posted on September 21, 2007
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