As you approach the entrance, you can see the iconic wrought-iron gates, but the view beyond them has changed somewhat.
Once inside the gate, there’s a small hallway-type area with a few tables to the right.
The construction walls to the left is nicely themed to the restaurant, and blends very well into the surroundings.
The wall curves around the seating area, blocking off the bar area.
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.
Outside of the entrance, there is a framed display showing pictures of the restaurant before the refurbishments began, and the current menu.
There’s also a fun children’s menu themed to the new live-action Mulan movie.
From these pictures, you can see the bar area as it was prior to the refurbishments.
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.