Originally Posted by Empress Room
It is interesting that Disney's own internal announcement chooses its words extremely carefully. Most importantly, it does NOT deny that the California Grill is being renovated, it simply says that there are "no details" regarding any planned renovation, which is consistent with what I had also heard from our CM friend (i.e. CG will be renovated but would reopen as a different themed and purposed restaurant of some kind). In addition, it also states affirmatively that Disney "routinely renovates AND refurbishes" its locations (i.e. a refurbishment of the present location resulting in a new concept).
This silence reinforces what we have been hearing, IMHO.
Without official public confirmation from Walt Disney World itself, it needs to be treated as a rumor. We've been through that before on the boards. Disney changes its mind on a regular basis and CMs on site are often not the most up to date source of information.