PHOTOS, REVIEW: The Edison at Disney Springs Opens for New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World

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The long delayed restaurant and nightclub, The Edison at Disney Springs, opened to the public for a $150 ticketed event on New Year’s Eve 2017, and our own Nick LoCicero was there to check it out.

A giant clock is on display when guests enter.

I never thought I would see quite that much cleavage in a WDWNT post, but there it is. The Edison will not allow children after 10pm in the evening Thursday through Sunday, when it becomes a nightclub rather than a restaurant. We assume that these costumes will not appear until then.

Burlesque dancing makes up some of the entertainment guests will find inside of The Edison. There were also short acrobatic acts.

Live music will also play big role but Nick said he wouldn’t pay the $15 cover charge to see it after 10pm on a regular night.

A look at two of the alcoholic beverages. Nick said that all of the drinks that they tried were fantastic.

The Edison Burger.

Corn Dogs and Truffle Mac and Cheese.

Crab Cakes.

Lamb Meatballs shown (blurry) above.

Grilled cheese and tomato soup.

The bar is well-stocked.

The themed-elements are nice where they do appear, but if you are expecting detail at the level of The Adventurer’s Club that once stood here, you are not going to find it.

Not to be negative, but how did this take so long to build?

The event was quite different from how a normal night at the establishment will go, featuring carving stations and buffet style serving.

Everything in here reminds me of the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Universal’s Citywalk. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing…


A railing keeps guest from touching the mural.

A lighting fixture guests will find inside.

When you wait a long time for something, the anticipation only gets higher and higher, and at first glance, The Edison doesn’t necessarily seem to deliver. Nick stated that all of the food was good but very plain, the drinks were very good, but the interior will likely leave a lot to be desired for guests of any kind. The real question is if the entertainment will connect to guests, or if it is just too weird for a Walt Disney World audience to put on a nice jacket for (there is a dress code in place, at least for now).

Regardless, we will return to review The Edison during its regular dining and nightclub operations, which are set to begin later this week.



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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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