The Edison will open in 2016 at The Landing district of Disney Springs, bringing a lavish “Industrial Gothic” style restaurant, bar and nighttime entertainment destination to Walt Disney World.
Inspired by its sister location in Los Angeles, The Edison will offer classic American food, cocktails, and live entertainment – including cabaret and music.
Themed to a 1920’s period electric company power plant and boasting 35ft high ceilings, The Edison will feature a number of distinct spaces. The Lab performance space, The Ember Parlour, Telegraph Lounge, The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, and a Waterfront Patio.
The Lab performance room will feature entertainment such as contortionists, palm readers, live DJs and more.
The restaurant will be operated by the Patina Group, who also operate a number of other Walt Disney World restaurants, including Via Napoli and Tutto Italia Ristorante in Epcot’s World Showcase.
“We are delighted to bring this extraordinary destination to the new Disney Springs,” said Nick Valenti, restaurateur and CEO of Patina Restaurant Group.
The Edison is being built on the site of the former Adventurers Club and the Comedy Warehouse, which is currently in the site preparation stage. An opening of The Edison is expected in 2016.
In Los Angeles, The Edison sits inside the historic Higgins Building in downtown Los Angeles and was designed and created by Andrew Meieran in February 2007. An AIA award winner, The Edison has won global recognition and design awards nationally and internationally, including being repeatedly named one of the world’s top 20 bars in GQ, Esquire, Condé Nast Traveler and The Los Angeles Times. The Edison has been featured in many other renowned publications, television programs and films for its unique visionary design, has been the winner of the Zagat Guide’s Best Design Category, and has been named the best bar/lounge in Los Angeles every year since it opened.