I’ve learned of a couple of new venues that are planned for the (currently) very dusty Disney Springs project. One will be a restaurant called Walt’s — not sure where they came up with that name — and another will be a bar and lounge known as the Neverland Tunnels.
Details are still a little sketchy, but both will be located near the previously announce Edison, which will be set up as a speakeasy. Neverland Tunnels will make use of the space that once sat beneath the Adventurers Club at Pleasure Island. The name is likely a reference to the underground home that Peter Pan and company lived in. Seeing as how it will be mainly a bar, you can expect a lot of Lost Boys to suddenly want to grow up when they get carded. And this is interesting: To get to the Neverland Tunnels you’ll have to first go through Edison and then Walt’s.
Also, it’s looking more likely that the Rick Bayless helmed restaurant that I told you about 10 months ago will actually happen.
I’ll have more details soon.