New information on the Flying Fish restaurant makeover

May 16, 2016 in "Flying Fish"

New look Flying Fish concept art

Disney has released new information on the Flying Fish Cafe refurbishment currently taking place on the BoardWalk.

First up, a new name - Flying Fish. The cafe is no more, and the restaurant is heading more upscale, despite being a signature restaurant before the makeover.

In this new concept art, you can see the new look interior space, with an an all new kitchen and dining room. There is more interior space including private areas, and even a flying fish chandelier.

Fish will continue to be the basis of the menu, with Chef Tim Majors taking the lead in the kitchen.

Next door in the former Seashore Sweets will be a new cocktail lounge - AbracadaBar.

According to the official Disney Parks Blog announcement:

The new “curious cocktail lounge” combines the Golden Age of Magic with the magic of Disney storytelling, so look for whimsy in the design from the Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) team, who create stories in true Disney fashion. According to WDI, the lounge was once a secret stomping ground for famous touring magicians, local boardwalk illusionists and the loveliest magician’s assistants of the day. After every magic show, these prestidigitators would gather at the bar, where they’d conjure up new cocktails, swap magic tips and tricks, and often stay up all night attempting to “out-charm” each other with their extraordinary illusions.

According to BoardWalk lore, it was on just such an evening that every single magician in the lounge vanished into thin air, never seen again… And after sitting vacant for nearly 70 years, the secret magician’s lounge is now back in the spotlight.

AbracadaBar guests will get a special peek into the sophisticated social club, and while it’s rumored that the magicians who frequented the lounge vanished without a trace decades ago, their magic still remains strongly intact, and can be seen, heard, and even savored in the bar’s signature cocktails. From its enchanted magic show posters and mystifying mirrors to vintage props and tricks left behind years ago, AbracadaBar promises to be just as surprising and magical as its name suggests.

No opening dates or menu specifics are yet available, but an opening is expected in the late summer of 2016.

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Article Posted: May 16, 2016 / 11:18am EDT