.Disney makes a ton of money off of Character buffet and even non-character sit down restaurants. With indoor dining capacity very limited and buffets off for now that’s another reduction in profits for the mouse.
Opening these restaurants will not help Disney----the property is a ghost town, relatively speaking. On a recent Sunday evening we had the choice of say 6 to 7 tables at Cali Grill **ON THE SAME DAY** we decided to spontaneously dine there.
Ain't nobody on property these days..... And opening 1900 Park Fare and the like will not change that.