Big River Grille & Brewing Works is closing at Disney’s BoardWalk at Walt Disney World Resort, following an internal announcement.
Big River Grille & Brewing Works Closing
In a notice shared with employees, Big River Grille announced that it will be closed effective this Sunday, January 21, 2024. No reasoning for the closure was shared.
In addition, the Walt Disney World website page for Big River no longer lists operating hours starting Monday, January 22. Per the internal announcement, the “clean-up process” following the restaurant’s closure will begin on that day.
Employees have the option to stay on through the completion of clean-up to receive $20 per hour plus a $500 stay-on bonus, or can begin their termination process immediately.
Disney’s BoardWalk has been undergoing changes and refurbishments for the past few years. In early 2023, the resort’s lobby was remodeled, and we stayed in a remodeled room this past summer. In November 2023, the DVC showroom closed for ongoing work on the Villas. In that update, work on the boardwalk in front of Big River Grille was completed.
As for the actual BoardWalk, the Cake Bake Shop is still under construction, with its opening delayed to this year. The upcoming Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs location is also still under construction, set to open sometime this year.
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