Onsite McDonald’s Closes… Sort of
If you are having a hankering for some fries or a Big Mac while staying at a Disney World Resort. You are going to have a take a little longer of a ride, for now.
The McDonald’s location located outside of the All-Star Resorts and in the vicinity of Animal Kingdom closed its doors on October 30th at 3am.
Not to worry though, it is only for a refurbishment. It is expected to re-open in March of 2020.
It is said that they are going to modernize the restaurant and provide a better customer experience. This probably means that they are going to put in self-ordering and self-checkout kiosks like much of today’s retail stores are doing.
My family has been visiting this location since the restaurant had the humongous french fries on the outside of the building and they were showing old Disney movies in the dining room. We have found that the McDonald’s is a cheaper and quicker option for breakfast when visiting Animal Kingdom than going to the Resort Cafeteria or getting food in the park$$$.
If you still have that craving for a Big Mac, the next closest Mickey D’s is located on International Drive, 5.5 miles away or a 11 minute Minnie Van ride.