And this seems to be supported by a job posting on the Patina Group website! A posting for the position of Sous Chef in Disney Springs reveals the following:
“Four new concepts that will be connected as part of one large complex and will be introduced to Disney Springs in the Fall of 2017. Each of the concepts is housed in key locations that play an integral role in the Disney Springs origin story, such as the former airline terminal, an underground rum running tunnel, and the former electrical power plant, providing rich territory for story-telling. The locations will treasure Italian authenticity create unique cultural immersion experiences through fine cuisine, beverages, and atmosphere.”
And did you catch that bit about the rum running tunnel?!? According to wdwnt.com, this would likely replace the Neverland Tunnels and Walt’s concepts that were originally rumored for the space.
Also, per Orlando Weekly, the Italian restaurant may feature a fast-casual (or counter service) component as well.
The timeframe for the opening of The Edison is currently listed as November 2017.
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