DOWNTOWN DISNEY MCDONALD’S CLOSING

Jessica C. (NDI#21) (81 Posts)

Living in Delaware her whole life, Jessica did not know much about Walt Disney World until she went at 13 years old. That initial trip, though, got her hooked on the magic. As the years went on, she did everything she could to learn more about Disney (including watching documentaries and reading books). She did not know many people that shared her passion until she discovered the wonders of the internet and the Disney community found on it. She has gotten involved with as many Disney projects as she can, including writing the weekly news articles for The Disney Driven Life and writing for her own blog, The True Disney Fan. Jessica has also taken on a position with Celebrations Magazine, working the social media aspects of the publication. Through all these platforms, Jessica strives to bring as much Disney magic as possible into her everyday life, and she works to share it with everyone she meets!


In the last few years, several Golden Arches – the international symbol for McDonald’s restaurants – have slowly disappeared from the Walt Disney World Resort.

There are two remaining on property, the stand alone one near the Animal Kingdom that has just been renovated and the one in the Marketplace in Downtown Disney.  And now, one is going to be closing for good and, as you can probably guess, it is not the one that has been recently renovated.

The McDonalds in Downtown Disney’s Marketplace will be closing as of April 3o, 2010.  It is the last scheduled to close on the property, the stand alone restaurant will remain open – for now.

A replacement has already been found for the Marketplace in Downtown Disney – a Latin chicken fast-food chain called Pollo Campero.  No word yet as to when the new restaurant will open.

Contributed by: Jessica C. (NDI#21). Jessica is our resident “Gossip Girl” and creator of The True Disney Fan Blog.