Disney World’s Most Exclusive Hotel Makes a HUGE Dining Change Starting Tomorrow

Big changes are coming to dining at a classic Disney World Resort this summer. 

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Shades of Green is one of Disney World’s oldest (and most exclusive) hotels, but many visitors don’t even know it exists. The U.S. Department of Defense-owned hotel in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom resort area provides discounted prices for rooms and theme park tickets for military personnel of all ranks, as well as their families and guests. Recently, the hotel announced a massive cut to its dining service this summer. 

Last month, Shades of Green’s Facebook page posted an update that read in part, “As we reevaluate our offerings this summer, Garden Gallery Marketplace will be closed from July 7th until September 29th.”

The closure of the Garden Gallery marketplace lasts the majority of the day, though the resort was sure to note that Garden Gallery will remain open daily for breakfast from 7AM to 11AM. This popular buffet offers breakfast favorites including “pancakes, waffles & omelet stations, and 13 hot items daily!” Guests wishing to have lunch and dinner at Shades of Green during the summer season will have to choose between the resort’s other two restaurants: Evergreens and Mangino’s. 

Shades of Green

Evergreens is a full sports bar that is open from 11AM to 11PM daily, which offers “gastropub classics, cold beers on tap, and a spirited atmosphere.”

Meanwhile, Mangino’s is a full-service Italian restaurant that offers a menu based heavily on steaks and traditional Italian dishes. According to the hotel, the restaurant offers “stands apart from typical fare you might find in the parks all day. It’s a premium value that’s worth going out of your way to try.” Mangino’s is open for dinner from 5PM to 10PM.

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Changes are nothing new for the resort now known as Shades of Green. The resort first opened as the Disney Golf Resort way back in 1973, catering mainly to those playing on Walt Disney World’s Palm and Magnolia golf courses.

Shades of Green Resort

The resort’s name was changed to the Disney Inn and it was rethemed to Snow White in 1986 in an attempt to raise occupancy rates and appeal to those beyond golfers. In the mid-1990s, the hotel was purchased by the U.S. Department of Defense for use by the military’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) program and reopened as Shades of Green.

Shades of Green

Shades of Green a definitive hidden gem that most members of the general public visiting the Walt Disney World Resort will never see, recently announced a cut to the resort’s dining offerings this summer. Stay tuned to AllEars for further Disney World hotel updates. 

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5 Replies to “Disney World’s Most Exclusive Hotel Makes a HUGE Dining Change Starting Tomorrow”

  1. We have stayed several times over past few years. My is an Air Force Veteran . We are Florida Residents and will planning another stay in the next few months. Thank you for all you do for the Milita

  2. We went years ago with our 3 kids. Had a blast and was well with it. Even though Hurricane Charley came at the end of our visit, it was still a great experience!!

  3. Yes, beautiful resort, it was really wonderful when you could walk to the poly, standard rooms are some of the largest in Disneyworld. Breakfast at the Garden grill was excellent selections omletes made to order.