There are a few new, yet-to-be-named restaurants that we get to start speculating about. These include the two restaurants at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawai’i, and the new quick-service dining location scheduled to open with the upgraded Paddock Pool at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. All are set to open in 2011.
According to several articles posted about Disney’s new Aulani Resort and Spa in Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawai’i, the resort will have two restaurants. I haven’t found any indication of where or what these restaurants will be — or even any concept art of restaurants, but I’m eager for information if anyone has it!
Here’s info from this week’s press release:
The resort will also include an 18,000-square-foot spa designed with families in mind. The resort, built adjacent to a crystal blue lagoon and a white-sand beach, is planned to also have two restaurants, a 14,545-square-foot conference center and 48,685 square feet of outdoor venues. Located nearby are the existing Ko Olina Marina and a Ted Robinson-designed, 18-hole Championship Golf course.
Here’s some older info from the Disney Vacation Club site; this is the most I’ve heard about any of the restaurants:
Plans call for an expansive pool and water play area, an 18,000 square-foot spa, a wedding lawn, an 8,000 square-foot convention center, a children’s club and spectacular dining at two restaurants — one of which will provide a stunning view of the ocean.
Here are my guesses for where in the resort we might find the two restaurants. My hope is that the lower right-hand corner is a beautiful beach-side restaurant!
Saratoga Springs Quick-Service Dining Location
This comes along with a new pool renovation at Saratoga Springs’ Paddock Pool. The quick-service location will likely be a “burgers and fries” place, but with the addition, guests won’t need to walk across campus to the main Springs area or Artist’s Palette for food. From the artist’s rendering below, it does look like it might be more than just your standard pool bar… .