Details, photos shared on The Edison and new Italian restaurants coming to Disney Springs

By Ashley Carter, Attractions Insider
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:54 PM EST

The Edison—and three other themed restaurants—will soon open at Disney Springs, greatly expanding the dining options at the shopping and entertainment complex.

Disney recently shared new photos of venues, as well as what diners can expect this winter.

The Edison will feature an industrial-gothic theme and include a restaurant, bar and lounge. According to the backstory, the building was once used as a power plant for the town of Disney Springs. The décor will reflect that history, with boilers, electrical display panels and a working clock tower on display.

During the day, The Edison will serve a lunch menu, although details about the food were not shared.

Once night falls, the restaurant will transform into an adults-only scene for guests aged 21 and up. It will feature live entertainment and a beverage and dining menu.

The three Italian restaurants—Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway and Pizza Ponte—are located next to The Edison in the former Disney Springs Air Terminal.

As the story goes, the terminal was once bustling with travelers in the 1930s. When travelers diminished, the terminal closed its doors. An Italian couple—Maria and Enzo, who ran a bakery in the lobby—purchased the building and opened Pizza Ponte.

Pizza Ponte will be a quick-service style dining option, with a menu offering Sicilian-style pizza, sandwiches and handmade Italian pastries.

Maria & Enzo’s, named after its founders, will sport vaulted ceilings, a mural of destinations like New York and Daytona Beach, and a globe chandelier.  

Not far away, diners can travel to a “secret” lounge called Enzo’s Hideaway. The speakeasy is located in a network of tunnels that were used in Disney Springs’ “dry years” during Prohibition.

All four restaurants are expected to be open January 2018.

Article originally posted on Dec. 5, 2017.  

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