According to permits filed earlier this month, the last remaining McDonald’s location on Walt Disney World property is set to undergo a vast refurbishment starting on October 30th.
The permits detailed architectural work, new roofing, and building improvements coming to the McDonald’s, which is located at 1596 W. Buena Vista Drive, or right by the gates to Disney’s All-Star Resorts.
Many may recall this McDonald’s by its former wacky exterior featuring larger-than-life figures of Ronald McDonald, Grimace, and anthropomorphic menu items, like fries, Happy Meals, and McMuffins.
The McDonald’s originally opened back in 1998 and received its first makeover in 2009, where it was transformed from its cartoonish exterior to the more contemporary look we see now. However, this new refurbishment promises to bring a “redesigned, more elevated experience” (for a McDonald’s, anyway) upon reopening.
The restaurant is set to close on October 30th for refurbishment and is set to reopen in 2020.