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The Edison at Disney Springs

The Edison at Disney Springs
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A dining experience to remember, The Edison at Disney Springs.

We spent our day cooling off at Disney’s Blizzard Beach waterpark. By the time the first round of thunderstorms had run us out of our wetter and cooler surroundings, we had developed an irresistible urge to find somewhere to go for dinner. Dried out and still covered in sunscreen we shot over to Disney Springs, which was thankfully only about a one-minute drive from the waterpark. Atlantis: WANDER

The Edison at Disney Springs

The Edison at Disney Springs Photo courtesy: Walt Disney World

The Edison at Disney Springs is bigger than life.

After checking out what seemed like endless dining options we found ourselves right in front of The Edison and so we gave it a shot and boy are glad we did. Everything about The Edison reeks of creative and thoughtful foresight and planning. It truly is bigger than life and makes you feel small in a good way. A grand entrance and a feeling that Gatsby was about to circle around to gladhand you and take you to your table.

The Edison at Disney Springs featuring great food and entertainment.

The Edison at Disney Springs is a lavish Industrial Gothic-style restaurant, bar and nighttime destination themed to a 1920s-period power plant, recalling an exuberant era of invention and imagination. The venue features classic American food, craft cocktails and live entertainment, including cabaret and music. Disney Springs is the entertainment-dining-retail district at Walt Disney World Resort.

The Edison Disney Springs

Photo: Steven Diaz

A unique combination of style and art at The Edison at Disney Springs.

The Edison creates a completely unique combination of style, art, and design with great food, cocktails, and world-class entertainment. A fully immersive experience, The Edison features multiple themed areas to explore, such as the Lab performance space, The Ember Parlour, Telegraph Lounge, The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, and the Waterfront Patio.

The Edison at Disney Springs open for lunch and dinner.

Open for lunch and dinner, The Edison treats guests to menu creations of Chef PJ Finneran that consist of contemporary American fare such as Pork Belly Pops (chile-brown sugar glaze), Crispy Fried Chicken (cast iron buttermilk biscuits), and a signature The Edison Burger, (a juicy combination of house-ground sirloin, short rib, and brisket, topped with Cabot cloth-bound cheddar, onion rings, smoked bacon, house pickles, lettuce, tomato, special sauce and served with hand-cut fries). The Edison will soon introduce Bartender’s Midnight Breakfast, a late-night menu that will include traditional breakfast fare at night and offer guests a perfect way to keep the party going as the evening is winding down at The Edison at Disney Springs.

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The Edison at Disney Springs offering a unique beverage lineup.

The Edison’s beverage lineup focuses on artfully crafted cocktails, interesting beers and wines, and house-made punches that serve from two to 10 guests. The Edison Signature Series includes cocktails such as The Wonderlust (Pernod Absinthe, Nolet’s Gin, Crème de Violette, pineapple syrup, lemon), Lady Marmalade (Corsair Absinthe, Hangar One, Noilly Prat vermouth, Giffard Ginger, verjus, pomegranate), The Crimson Vesper (Absolut Elyx, Lilet Rouge, Plymouth Sloe Gin, orange) and The Edison (Woodford Reserve, Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur, lemon).

The center of the restaurant is a stage for a dance floor and performance stage, where an eclectic lineup of live entertainers including musicians, aerialists, and dancers fire up the night.

The Edison Disney Springs

Lisa, Cassie and Marina after an evening at The Edison.

The Edison at Disney Springs and experience to share with family and friends.

The food at The Edison at Disney Springs was great too. Something for everyone, steaks, seafood, big juicy hamburgers and even gourmet grill cheese sandwiches. The prices were higher than what you would pay for a local steakhouse chain but well worth it. When you eat at a place like The Edison, you have to get into the mindset that half of what you’re paying for is the atmosphere that you’re being immersed into. Buildings like this don’t come cheap, construction like that of The Edison require vision and a sense of taking a risk, betting it all on the hope that your guests will appreciate what you have created and there is only one way to recover that investment and that’s in the price of a $20 grill cheese sandwich! Worth every penny.

The Edison is now open Sunday-Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Thursday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Guests at The Edison must be 21 years or older starting at 10 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday nights. There is a cover charge of $15 per guest beginning at 10 p.m. Additionally, The Edison has an enforced dress code Thursday-Saturday evenings beginning at 10 p.m. Men must wear slacks, jeans or dress shorts. No ball caps, sleeveless shirts or flip-flops are permitted. Jackets are optional at The Edison at Disney Springs.

Disney Springs is a one-of-a-kind retail, dining, and entertainment district located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. With its namesake springs, beautiful open-air promenades and lakefront setting, Disney Springs evokes the charm of Florida waterfront towns at the turn of the 20th century. It’s also home to a collection of more than 150 shops, entertainment venues, and restaurants, including top-name retail brands, specialty boutiques and dining experiences created by celebrity and award-winning chefs. Located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Disney Springs is open daily.

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The Edison at Disney Springs.