UPDATED: Paddlefish restaurant reveals new opening date, tasty-looking menu items at Walt Disney World

in Disney Springs, Food, Walt Disney World

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The Paddlefish Orlando restaurant has confirmed via its official Twitter account that the opening date will be Saturday, February 4th.


Back when Fulton’s Crab House closed for renovations almost a year ago, we had no idea it would take as long as it has to completely makeover and (as it was later announced) fully rebrand the famous seafood restaurant– themed to look like a steamboat– in Walt Disney World’s luxurious shopping district Disney Springs.

Now, after several delays, the exclusive dining experience is finally set to re-open sometime around the end of January or beginning of February, according to sources inside the company.

Paddlefish also revealed today, via a news release on the Disney Parks Blog (which also included a tantalizing interview with General Manager Jimmy Kraus), a wide array of new drinks and menu items that will be available once the restaurant begins service. Take a look at the photos below and start building up an appetite for the to-be-confirmed opening date just a few weeks from now!

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  1. Melissa

    I have been checking since September 2016 to see when the new Paddlefish would be scheduled to open, as it was originally supposed to be Fall of 2016. With Fall long gone and already well into Winter, I was wondering if they were gonna still be closed by the time my fiancé Bob and I go down on March 2 to get married in Disney. Fultons was a big favorite of ours, and although we’re sad to see it go, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the new Paddlefish opening and hoping some of our “Fultons” favorites will still be on the menu, like the lobster corn dogs yummm. We can’t wait to get down there from upstate NY and have an incredible time there for our wedding and honeymoon….Paddlefish will definitely be a stop we’ll be making while there for 2 weeks ?

    1. Katie

      Yes, they will be opened.

  2. Gary Guear

    Still like the original name. “Lucy Evelyn”. Named after Walt’s wife. Time moves on and I’m sure that the menu and service will still be the best.

    1. Katie

      His wife’s name was Lillian AKA Lilly

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