As expected, we are hearing more news about Disney Springs in Walt Disney World! We recently shared the announcement of a Patina Group Restaurant taking over the 8Trax and Mannequins clubs as the Pleasure Island area of Downtown Disney is completely re-imagined.
And now we’ve got even more info for ya. If the current plans remain unchanged, we can expect some impressive eateries when Disney Springs officially opens in 2016.
Restaurants that are being considered include: Morimoto (based in New York and Philadelphia) featuring Japanese and sushi; STK (a steakhouse currently in New York, Miami,and Las Vegas); Los Angeles restaurant, The Edison; and The Boathouse.
Morimoto, STK, and The Edison are upscale restaurants with award-winning accolades. The addition of these restaurants would help Disney Springs become an Orlando-based culinary destination for gourmands.
What’s happening with the current restaurants? As reported earlier, Planet Hollywood will remain in its current location. However, it will be converted into a planetary observatory! Will the theme change from celebrities to celestial stars? We can’t wait to find out!
If The Boathouse is constructed, it will occupy prime lagoon real estate next to Fulton’s Crab House. Fulton’s and Portobello, both Levy Restaurants, along with the nearby Paradiso 37 are expected to stay.
Will we see any of these restaurants at Disney Springs? Cross your fingers. As of right now, STK is the closest to reaching an agreement with Disney. All plans are subject to change!
What restaurants would you like to see in the new Disney Springs? Chime in — the comments are below!