Sponsored: NEW Dining Locations at Disney Springs

This post shares some NEW information about the newest dining locations at Disney Springs. PLUS, an exclusive photo inside of Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar. 

Just beyond these construction walls, you will soon see some of Disney's newest guest experiences located at Disney Springs in Orlando.

This morning I toured some of the new locations, including Pizza Ponte, Maria and Enzo's Ristorante, Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and The Edison.

Unfortunately, I didn't get to see Pizza Ponte, as there were building inspectors on site. But I did get to walk through the other three locations. Because all four sites are still under construction with varied opening dates, we had to put on our vests and hard hats for this sneak peek.

Photography was not allowed once we entered the doors behind me in the above photo; however, I was able to get a few shots inside.

The background story for this new dining section is that the old Disney Springs air terminal had to be shut down, and became abandoned. A couple — Maria and Enzo — take over the terminal by turning it into an Italian restaurant.

Location entrance at Disney Springs

Though it won't open for another full year (Winter 2018), Pizza Ponte will offer some great Italian bites for breakfast, lunch and dinner including Roman style pizza and handcrafted made-to-order sandwiches.

Downstairs from Pizza Ponte is Maria and Enzo's Ristorante, which will feature southern Italian cuisine. Maria uses recipes from her hometown, offering sandwiches, pastas, baked goods and more. (Plus more than 100 wine selections from all over the globe!)

This restaurant features Art Deco inspired decor, with a geography mural around the top inner rim of the building. Gate numbers and other small details help create a real sense of place.

A private "First Class Lounge", connected to the restaurant, can be reserved in advance for breakfast meetings, lunches, corporate events, parties, etc. The lounge is expected to have luxury service, second to none.

Maria and Enzo's - outside mural
Accessible through the First Class Lounge is Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar. This quaint, speakeasy hideaway is designed to look like Rome's rum-running tunnels, featuring Prohibition-era cocktails. Graffiti on the walls tells the story of those who actually traveled through the tunnels. You may or may not find a hidden Mickey within the stories.

An exclusive photo from Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar
And finally, The Edison. Opening on New Year's Eve, this unique cabaret-inspired dining experience will come to life in both day and night.

The Edison will feature more of an American taste (such as The Edison Burger), specialty cocktails served from the Breaker Bar and nightly, live entertainment of all kinds. All ages are welcome at all hours of the day, though nightly performances are themed for adults.

The two-story restaurant offers open seating both up and downstairs, though the upstairs may be reserved upon request for private parties of as little as two or as many as 450 guests. Table seating is available downstairs in the day, but the floor will open up at night for the live performances.

The Edison (entrance)

Additionally, the locations are expected to offer Disney Dining, 30-60 days after each opening.

Special thanks to Patina Restaurant Group for this exclusive tour. As a Disney local, I can't wait to try out these new locations!

For more information and updates, visit https://disneyworld.disney.go.com.

Published December 2018.

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