More New Dining Spots for Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort
Three new dining concepts are expected to open by year’s end at Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World®Resort, with two more on tap for 2018.
Chicago-based Levy Restaurants is investing in a multi-million dollar renovation over the summer for a new Italian concept at Disney Springs®, with James Beard award winner and “Top Chef Master” Chef Tony Mantuano leading development. The new restaurant replaces Levy’s Portobello Country Italian Trattoria, which closed its doors in April, and will feature dishes inspired by Mantuano’s adventures in Italy. The new, currently unnamed restaurant, looks to open its doors this Fall.
Also opening in late 2017 is Wine Bar George, with Master Sommelier George Miliotes bringing his expertise to Disney Springs® with an unparalleled wine list including more than 100 selections by the bottle and glass in a range of varietals, vintages and prices. Shareable plates, cheese and charcuterie will complement the wine list, featuring local artisans and seasonally relevant dishes. Look for some fun wine education, including special events and visits from winemakers. Miliotes is widely regarded as one of the industry’s foremost wine experts, and is one of only 236 professionals certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers.
And The Edison, a lavish “Industrial Gothic” restaurant, bar and nighttime entertainment spot, is expected to open by year’s end. A collaboration of Patina Restaurant Group and Kinetescape’s Andrew Meieran, The Edison is noted for classic American food, craft cocktails and live entertainment including cabaret. (The Disney Springs® location is inspired by its sister location in Los Angeles.) With Old World sophistication and romance, The Edison will be themed to a 1920s-era electric company, recalling an exuberant era of invention and imagination with entertainment that includes contortionists, aerialists, DJs and more.
Looking ahead to 2018:
Jaleo, a concept by world-renowned Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup, will open on the West Side, bringing the spirit and flavors of Spain, with an extensive menu of tapas that reflect the rich regional diversity of traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine. Think paella cooked over a wood fire, hand-carved Jamon Iberico de Bellota and wood-grilled Iberico pork. With five locations in the United States and Mexico City, this will be the first location in Florida. The first floor of the multi-level restaurant will feature a “grab-n-go” storefront with Spanish-style sandwiches.
And a new Wolfgang Puck concept will open in a new location in Town Center. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, will modernize the traditional “bar and grill” concept in a setting inspired by traditional farmhouses with a touch of elegance. The restaurant will capture the essence of laid-back California dining made popular by Puck at Spago, his flagship restaurant in Los Angeles. The menu will highlight the best of Puck’s signature dishes with Mediterranean influences, innovative takes on comfort food classics and handcrafted specialty cocktails, beer and wine.
The Disney Springs Water Tower
The transformation of Disney Springs®continues as Disney unveiled plans for more than 30 new shops and dining locations for the area’s Town Center, as well as Disney Springs® also welcomed a brand new marquee water tower that will serve as the property’s entrance gateway.
Watch the story behind the Disney Springs® water tower as only the Imagineers can share it:
Disney Springs® – Downtown Disney® Expansion Brings New Shops, Dining, And Entertainment To Guests In Central Florida.
Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the multi-year transformation of Downtown Disney® into Disney Springs®, a unique destination that will treat guests to significantly more shopping, dining and entertainment amid beautiful open-air promenades, meandering springs and waterfront charm.
Disney Springs® will feature an eclectic and contemporary mix from Disney and other noteworthy brands. From boutique shops to unique flagship anchor stores, guests will be able to explore a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences and discover options unlike any other currently available in Central Florida. Disney Springs® will double the number of shops, restaurants and other venues for guests to explore, resulting in more than 150 establishments and is expected to be completed in 2016.
Drawing inspiration from Florida’s waterfront towns and natural beauty, Disney Springs® will include four outdoor neighborhoods interconnected by a flowing spring and vibrant lakefront. In addition to a new gateway with a signature water tower and grand entry, the destination will feature:
The Town Center, which offers a sophisticated mix of shopping and dining along with a promenade where guests can relax, refresh and reconnect.
A colorful and thriving commercial district called The Landing with inspired dining and beautiful waterfront views.
The family-friendly Marketplace that will continue to delight guests of all ages by combining new experiences, such as an over-the-water pedestrian causeway, along with classic Disney favorites, including an expanded World of Disney store.
A West Side that provides an exuberant atmosphere with lively entertainment, along with a series of new elevated spaces that provide both shade and an over look to the activity below.
Hear the story of how the Disney Imagineers created Disney Springs®.
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