Back a ways at the big Warner auction in Minnesota we stumbled across a very cool Globe Mastercraft, as it turned out, the boat had just been purchased along with others for a in the future restaurant concept to be built at Disney in Florida. We actually did a fun story on the boat,, but not the restaurant. Well, just the other day, we received official go ahead and release to announce the new restaurant. How cool is this? A stunning restaurant using classic boats and amphacars.. The Boathouse WOW! Designed as a 1940s-1950s era boathouse the concept is perfect. Expected opening April 2015..
We are very excited about this here at Woody Boater since it reenforces what we have been saying all along. We are a lifestyle, culture, whatever you call it. Our beloved passion, is more than the boats, it”s the world around them. We know that the good folks At Schussler Creative have gone above and beyond to make sure that the finest boats are there and part of the truth mixed with some good food.
Here is the official Press release so you can read it right from the source.. Impressive spelling I might add!
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., October 27, 2014 – Schussler Creative, specialists in the creation and consultation of attractions, restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues worldwide, today announced their latest project: The BOATHOUSE: Great Food, Waterfront Dining, Dream Boats – located at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Schussler Creative also is the creator of other restaurant/retail attractions at Walt Disney World Resort including Rainforest Cafe and T-REXTM Cafe (located at Downtown Disney®), and Rainforest Cafe and Yak & etiTM (located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® theme park).
Opening Spring 2015 as one of the new venues in The Landing at Disney Springs – a re-imagined and exciting district of entertainment, dining and shopping – The BOATHOUSE will be an upscale, waterfront dining experience featuring spectacular floating artwork: dream boats from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s. The incredible culinary experience of The BOATHOUSE will be showcased in an expansive restaurant with three distinctive bars including The Captain’s Raw Bar, The Admiral’s Club Bar and The Dock Bar, which is built over the water. Other spectacular nautically-themed rooms include The Runabout, Twin Transoms, and The Lake House. There will also be two private dining rooms for special events, conventions and presentations: The Regatta and The Trophy Room. The BOATHOUSE restaurant will be managed by internationally renowned and award-winning Gibsons Restaurant Group, celebrated for exceptional food and extraordinary service (recently named Best Steak House in Chicago). Guests will enjoy a gourmet menu served daily until 2 a.m. featuring steaks, chops, fresh seafood and a raw bar.
The BOATHOUSE restaurant will immerse guests both on land and on water with live music and romantic Captain’s guided tours aboard The Venezia, a beautifully crafted 40-foot wooden Italian Water Taxi featuring champagne toasts and chocolate-covered strawberries. There also will be the exhilaration of guided Amphicar rides that launch from land, entering the water with a splash, taking guests on a 20-minute tour of the landmarks of Disney Springs.
The Harbor Master will orchestrate daily flag ceremonies, accompanied by a lively musical performance of beloved bugle songs, performed aboard a classic 1800’s antique steam boat. Authentic nautical items, custom engraved paddles, distinctive lake-themed merchandise, and other unique items “Made on EarthTM” will be available at The Ship’s Store, adjacent to The
BOATHOUSE restaurant. “Combining dining with interactive entertainment, The BOATHOUSE helps bring to life our vision of Disney Springs as a welcoming place for guests of all ages to enjoy with their friends and family amid the charm of a waterfront town center,” said George A. Kalogridis, president, Walt Disney World Resort. “We are very excited that The BOATHOUSE is joining the Walt Disney World family at Disney Springs,” said creator Steven Schussler. “We are proud to bring the culinary expertise and impeccable service of Gibsons Restaurant Group to The BOATHOUSE. The outstanding cuisine, the excitement of Amphicars, the Italian Water Taxi, and live music will make The BOATHOUSE a must-see destination for Walt Disney World guests from all around the world. Walt Disney Imagineering has created a wonderful, interactive, culinary and entertainment experience at Disney Springs. We are proud to be part of this magical experience.” For dining reservations and more information about The BOATHOUSE, guests will be able to visit Disneyworld.com in the future.
Woohooo, A good excuse to stay in Tavares for a couple more weeks!