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The Edison at Disney Springs is one of the newer restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Imagine a steampunk atmosphere with live entertainers, candied bacon, and epic milkshakes. However, with a steep price tag, is The Edison a good pick for a Disney Restaurant on your next vacation?
We share our family experience at The Edison at Disney Springs. You can read all about it or just skip to the YouTube video to experience it with us. 😀
The Edison at Disney Springs Atmosphere
Corks popped, performers dazzled, searchlights painted the skies and The Edison – the newest Disney Dining hot-spot at Disney Springs – rang in 2018 with a gala, grand opening party.
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. This old fashioned experience is located inside a huge power plant.
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), French Dip, Prime Rib, 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 at Walt Disney World 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.
The center of the restaurant is stage for a dance floor and performance stage, where an eclectic lineup of live entertainment including musicians, cabaret, aerialists and dancers fire up the night. You can enjoy craft cocktails and signature cocktails, while enjoying the fun.
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.
The Edison at Disney Springs Video
We visited The Edison for an early afternoon lunch with the kids. While waiting for our table, we explored the restaurant and all it had to offer. We even had a narrated tour from one of the characters in the restaurant.
The steampunk themed restaurant reminded all of us of Toothsome Chocolate Factory at Universal Orlando.
We didn’t wait long for our table, before we were whisked away to the boiler room for our meal.
The Edison at Disney Springs Food Review
For an appetizer, we just had to try the candied bacon (called Clothesline Candied Bacon). I mean, it’s candied bacon and it hangs from a stick. How could you not order this?
The candied bacon comes with a fruit mustard (VERY good) and sour pickles. The bacon is extremely smokey and ours was a little undercooked for our tastes (this will be a theme).
For an entree for the kids, they ordered grilled cheese (Gooey Grilled Cheese) with tomato bisque (Organic Tomato Soup).
They liked the grilled cheese (I tried it and it was quite good) and they liked it dipped in the bisque, but they did not like the bisque, alone. No kid menu at The Edison at Disney Springs, so we enjoyed the privilege of paying $16 for a grilled cheese and soup for each child.
Mommy had the turkey club (which wasn’t on the printed menu, but was on the menu?). The club was $19.
Allison really liked the turkey club. It came with a cranberry rye toast that she said was rather good. I tried the turkey and found it to be rather dry.
Finally, I got the signature The Edison burger at $19. As mentioned and pictured, above, The Edison features a juicy combination of house-ground sirloin, short rib and brisket, topped with Cabot cloth-bound cheddar, crispy onion rings, smoked bacon, house pickles, lettuce, tomato, special sauce and served with hand-cut fries (Electri-fries).
I got mine without the bun (trying to avoid the carbs) and in the process, I don’t believe I got the “special sauce.” I also did not get the hand cut fries. Not real sure why.
Lastly, I ordered the burger medium. It was raw in the middle. Not like medium rare….raw. Fortunately, I didn’t get sick and we did inform the server and manager. I did not re-order (as offered) — I never do that, do you?
The burger that was cooked was fair. I had just had a Cowfish burger, the night before (also without the bun) and it was much better. I know they’re just opening, so I’m sure it will get better.
The Edison at Disney Springs Milkshakes
Once we learned that The Edison had specialty shakes (starting to sound more like Toothsome?), we, of course, had to try one!
The shake comes with Nerds candy, bubblegum, pixie stick dust, Gummy bears, and enough straws to share. It comes in a giant beaker, so you’re likely to share….maybe. 🙂
The kids and Mommy LOVED it! There was discussion about whether or not it’s better than Toothsome’s shakes. A firm decision could not be made.
All said and done, we spent $105 on this lunch, not including tip. A little spendy for the quality of the food, but it was a fun atmosphere for the whole family.
I would like to go back for the dinner menu, but it would probably just be a date night for Mommy and Daddy.
The Edison at Disney Springs Rating
So, how does our family rank The Edison at Disney Springs? I asked everyone to rate this restaurant from 1 being the worst to 5 being the best. Here is what we think…
Tim (dad): 3
Allison (mom): 3
Kelly (teen boy): 3
Hunter (tween girl): 4
We enjoyed the atmosphere, characters, and milkshakes at The Edison at Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida. This is truly a unique experience at Disney Springs.
The food was not our favorite for Disney World restaurants. There are a lot of restaurants at Disney Springs with much better food. If you are looking for only great food, you may want to try another location. We recommend Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. These both have excellent food at Disney Springs.
Have you been to The Edison? What did you think?