Just up the road from Capone’s Dinner & Show is Lake Buena Vista where Disney Springs will be located. As was the Village Marketplace, Pleasure Island, West Side – or whatever name you know it as, the new Disney Springs will be a great area to dine at. You may, however, have a difficult time choosing which restaurant to go to!
The multimillion-dollar redevelopment project will include about 150 venues and 2 parking garages (with 6,000 spaces). It began construction in early 2013 and is projected to be complete in 2016. However, as phases are being completed, several venues and restaurants will be opening this year.
If you have watched “Iron Chef” on television, you’ll want to check out Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s first pan-Asian dining experience. This Lake Buena Vista restaurant will feature a two-story glass entrance, Asian calligraphy facades, terraces, a grand hall, private rooms, cocktail lounge and outdoor dining areas offering a great view of Disney Springs as it comes to life in phases. It is expected to be open in the summer of this year (2015).
In April 2015, the much anticipated restaurant opening of “The Boathouse” is expected. The menu from Gibson’s Steakhouse will include steaks, chops and seafood. It will have three bars, including two that stick out over the water! The Captain’s Raw Bar and the Dock Bar are sure to be late-night hot spots. With live music and all of the boats coming and going, this is going to be great for Disney Guests.
Much like Capone’s, this location will be considered an attraction as well as a restaurant. The upscale Disney dining experience will feature 28 dream boats from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. There will also be Amphicar tours of Disney Springs! Imagine a car driving on land and cruising through the water… Oh yeah, these were made from 1962 to 1967 – but this will be the first opportunity many people will be able to see and ride in them. What a great experience!
The water aspect of Disney Springs also includes plans for a 40-foot wooden Italian Water Taxi. Enjoy champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries during this tour. If you enjoy daily bugle calls and flag ceremonies, a steamboat harbor master will be conducting them throughout the day as well. Like any good Orlando attraction, a gift shop will carry custom paddles, photography, boat crew costume attire and other souvenirs.
Just recently another restaurant was announced for arrival in Disney Springs in 2015. STK Orlando is a modern steakhouse which will feature a 14,000-foot dining space with two dining floors and a rooftop dining venue! With a lounge and DJ, this could also draw a late-night crowd. More details about this new Orlando restaurant are sure to follow.
Until these new restaurants open, come see a Kissimmee dinner show near Lake Buena Vista – Capone’s Dinner & Show. Open for over 20 years, this popular dinner attraction offers something for everyone. A large Italian buffet, plenty of action during the show and at a discounted attraction ticket price.