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  • On Dec 20, 2023
    Andrew an from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a reservation at Biergarten restaurant for Friday at 7:25pm ET. I noticed that the restaurant close at 8pm. Since it is a buffet, will they take food away shortly after 8pm? I want to enjoy the food. Would I be rushed? What are the show times?

    Hi Andrew and Willkommen to planDisney!

    Dining at Walt Disney World is one of my favorite things to do on vacation!  There are so many fantastic restaurants to choose from at the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs.  It's hard to choose just which ones we will visit each trip!

    Biergarten Restaurant in the Germany Pavilion in EPCOT is a family favorite of ours.  I love the wide variety of food offerings, so there's always something my kids will enjoy there.  I'm a really picky eater, but there are many things I love on the buffet and the Nudel Gratin is my favorite.  The closing times listed for restaurants mean that that time is the latest you can make a reservation, so you will still see Guests being seated for 8:00 PM reservations.  We often eat dinner late when we are visiting the theme parks and love the all-you-care-to-enjoy restaurants, so I can assure you that there will be plenty of fresh food available until you're bellies are stuffed.  Biergarten Restaurant has two sides for the buffet line, so you may see that one side will close towards the end of the night, but there will always be at least one side open with everything available.  

    It's always great to dine during a show time.  I have fond memories from when my kids were younger out on the dance floor or just watching and being mesmerized by the music.  Currently, the showtimes are 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:45, 5:55, 7:00 and 8:05 PM, but these are subject to change.  There will be a sign out front to let you know the showtimes for that day.

    Please stop back bay and visit if you have any additional vacation planning questions.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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