We recently took a look back at some of the top Disney Food News Stories of 2014. And today, we’re happy to let you in on some of the new dining experiences you can expect in 2015. We figure there’s lots more to come, but this is certainly a good start!
STK Coming to Downtown Disney Orlando
First up: another new restaurant is coming to Disney Springs! STK by the The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc., will open in The Landing area of the new development, which replaces the closed entertainment district Pleasure Island.
STK will be a modern steakhouse, but will channel the atmosphere of a “sleek lounge”. Plans call for the restaurant to encompass approximately 14,000 square feet, two dining levels — and a DJ! This leaves us wondering — will STK make up for some of the night clubs we lost when Pleasure Island closed?
The DJ and lounge aspect sounds pretty cool, but we’re also looking forward to checking out the planned rooftop dining — the only such area slated for Disney Springs at present.
Interestingly, STK is the first announcement of a chain restaurant that we’ve seen slated for Disney Springs. Other locations include New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., and London.
Probable Starbucks Location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
We are also hearing lots of rumblings about where Starbucks may be located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom when it opens later this year.
While it hasn’t been officially announced, it looks like retail outlet and My Magic + Service Center location Creature Comforts will close this month and reopen as Starbucks later in the year.
Starbucks locations are planned for both Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2015. Once completed, the two new stores will bring the total number of Disney World locations to six.
So, what are you looking most forward to in 2015 — STK or sipping Starbucks while strolling through Animal Kingdom? Tell us your thoughts below!