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PHOTOS: Construction Walls Erected Around Bar Area for Citricos Restaurant Refurbishment at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The planned refurbishment to Citricos Restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is now underway, closing off a large section of the restaurant’s bar area. With Enchanted Rose now open (and serving up $20 cocktails) and the Grand Floridian Orchestra officially moved into an odd corner of the lobby, work continues as part of the resort’s redesign, and Citricos is also slated to get a bit of a redesign.

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As you approach the entrance, you can see the iconic wrought-iron gates, but the view beyond them has changed somewhat.

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Once inside the gate, there’s a small hallway-type area with a few tables to the right.

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The construction walls to the left is nicely themed to the restaurant, and blends very well into the surroundings.

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The wall curves around the seating area, blocking off the bar area.

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There is a Cast Member access door part of the way around the wall. Work could be heard actively happening behind the wall, but was not loud enough to disturb guests.

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The wall ends at the kitchen entrance.

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Outside of the entrance, there is a framed display showing pictures of the restaurant before the refurbishments began, and the current menu.

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There’s also a fun children’s menu themed to the new live-action Mulan movie.

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From these pictures, you can see the bar area as it was prior to the refurbishments.

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The refurbishment for the restaurant will take place in phases, and while the space will remain open throughout, the menu will be slightly modified while work takes place in the kitchen. Dining room renovations will begin sometime in May, with the project expected to be completed by Summer 2020.

You might recall our piece from last summer where we stated that the second-floor restaurant of the resort is set to become “Victoria and Albert’s Bistro”, a slightly different dining concept that still retained the signature aspect of the restaurant. Whether this re-theme finally comes to fruition is still unknown, but we’ll continue tracking changes at the restaurant throughout the refurbishment.

Have you dined here before? Are you excited for these refurbishments? Let us know in the comments!

  1. The old Flagler’s was always on my to eat at list.
    Citrico’s, not so much. I’ve been disappointed every time I went.
    Food, Service, whatever. Even to the point of a CM refusing to apply my Tables in Wonderland discount… said he was too busy.
    Here’s hoping the new Bistro will step it up a bit.
    I miss Mizner’s too.
    That said, imho, the Grand Floridian Cafe is a hidden gem. I like their Cobb more than the Derby.

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