Step Inside The Edison’s Mysterious Masquerade Ball

by | Feb 26, 2020 | WDW Blog, WDW Food

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This weekend we attended the inaugural Masquerade Ball at The Edison and we can’t wait to tell you about it.

Located at Disney Springs, The Edison is a uniquely themed dining experience designed to look like a 1920’s electric company—hence the name “The Edison”. The restaurant offers classic American cuisine, craft cocktails, and unique entertainment including contortionists, aerialists, live cabaret, DJs, and more.

The Edison decor

An example of The Edison’s industrial-themed decor. Photo by Courtney Reynolds

The Inaugural Masquerade Ball

Here’s the scoop on the event details. The inaugural event was held last Saturday in the evening from 8:30 PM to 2AM. So far, no other dates have been announced, but the word “inaugural” in their marketing materials leads me to believe they plan on adding more. We’re going to move forward with this post as if they’re hosting more.

Tickets for the event are $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Guests must be 21 and over to attend. Space is limited so it is encouraged that you purchase tickets early to claim your spot on the list.

Entry to the event includes gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres and access to a themed cocktail menu. When we arrived, we were given three drink vouchers per person. A full bar is also available if you want to purchase additional drinks.

The Edison Masquerade banner

The official banner for The Edison’s Masquerade Ball. Photo courtesy of Patina Restaurant Group

The Most Important Rule

Oh, I almost forgot the most important rule. Since this is a masquerade… masks are required!

If you don’t already have a random masquerade mask hiding in your closet somewhere like I did (I had one from when I attended Carnevale at Maria & Enzo’s last year), I suggest stopping by your local party store. My fiancé didn’t have one and we were able to pick one up for super cheap at Dollar Tree.

As long as your mask doesn’t cover your entire face, you’re good to go.

The Edison stage area and dance floor

A look inside the restaurant during the Masquerade. Photos by Courtney Reynolds

A Party Unlike Any Other

This was my first time attending an exclusive party at The Edison and my first time attending a masquerade in general. The line to get in was out the door when we got there, and everyone was dressed up to the nines with fancy clothes and beautifully crafted masks. When we stepped inside, it truly felt like we were transported to another era. Everyone attending was having a great time dancing and socializing. It really was like one giant party!

Throughout the night, we experienced some of The Edison’s signature entertainment including a live band, DJ, aerialists, and cabaret dancers. If you follow us on social media, you might have noticed that I posted a few video clips to our Instagram stories. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram so you don’t miss out on future event coverage.

A Few Things to Note

My only disappointment about the event is that the amount of seating available was very limited. I’m not used to wearing heels so my feet surrendered after just two hours. We were often left with our hands full waiting for another server to walk by so we could turn in our empty glasses and used toothpicks. Sometimes it was a struggle to flag down a server for a drink order, and oftentimes a full plate of hors d’oeuvres would disappear before it even got to us.

I suspect that this became less of an issue towards the end of the night as the crowd thinned out, but I couldn’t stay to find out without risking my feet falling off.

Not-To-Be-Missed Food & Drink

As I mentioned earlier, admission to the event includes gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres and access to a uniquely themed cocktail menu. You’ll receive three drink vouchers upon entry that you can use on a select list of drinks. There’s a full bar available if you’d like to purchase additional drinks. You can indulge on as many hors d’oeuvres as you want.

Here’s a peek at what’s included with your admission:

There are three drinks that you can order using your drink vouchers: Butterfly Effect, Cuban Carnival, and The Masked Mule.

purple alcoholic drink in a stemmed glass

The Butterfly Effect. Photo by Courtney Reynolds

The Butterfly Effect—Grey Goose vodka, St. Germain elderflower, lime juice, simple syrup, pea flower infusion

This was the best drink on the menu and honestly the best thing I tasted all night. This drink was extremely popular and sold out within the first hour.

pink alcoholic drink topped with a cucumber slice

The Cuban Carnival. Photo by Courtney Reynolds

Cuban Carnival—Bacardi Ocho rum, lime juice, simple syrup, strawberry purée, cucumber

alcoholic drink in a copper mug garnished with a blackberry

The Masked Mule. Photo by Courtney Reynolds

The Masked Mule—Maker’s Mark bourbon, lime juice, honey, blackberries, ginger beer

This was my fiancé’s favorite drink. He even used all of his drink vouchers for it.

Now on to the food.

shrimp cocktail with two sauces

Blackened Shrimp Cocktail with cocktail and remoulade sauces. Photo by Courtney Reynolds

buffalo chicken spring rolls

Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls with blue cheese sauce. Photo by Courtney Reynolds

The Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls were one of my favorite hors d’oeuvres of the night. Very crispy with a good amount of buffalo chicken inside. Not too spicy.

barbecue short rib with kimchee

BBQ Short Rib with kimchee. Photo by Courtney Reynolds

The BBQ Short Rib was my #1 favorite though! The short rib was melt-in-your-mouth tender and the kimchee had a spicy kick.

oysters in tangy sauce

Oyster Shooters with mignonette. Photo by Courtney Reynolds

cucumbers topped with salmon mousse

Cucumber Canape topped with salmon mousse. Photo by Courtney Reynolds

buffalo meatballs

Buffalo Meatballs. Photo by Courtney Reynolds

The Buffalo Meatballs were borderline TOO spicy. I could only handle one for the entire night.

jalepeño poppers

Jalepeño Poppers. Photo by Courtney Reynolds

A few of the hors d’oeuvres didn’t even make their way to us. So, unfortunately, we did not get to try the Bacon-Wrapped Scallops or Portobello Fries.

Final Thoughts

Overall, we had a great time at The Edison’s inaugural Masquerade Ball! We only lasted about two hours though because my feet just couldn’t handle standing in those heels anymore. I’ll be curious to see if the event was successful enough for them to continue. It certainly seemed like everyone there was having a great time!

For more details about The Edison at Disney Springs, click here.

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Thank you to The Edison for inviting us out to attend this event and for covering the cost of our admission.

Written by Courtney Reynolds

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Courtney is a Photographer for WDW Magazine and former Disney Cast Member. She is originally from New England, but is currently enjoying life in Orlando where you will often find her with a camera in one hand and a coffee in the other. She also loves tacos, Donald Duck, riding roller coasters, and celebrating Halloween. For more about Courtney, you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
Courtney Reynolds

Written by Courtney Reynolds

Courtney is a Photographer for WDW Magazine and former Disney Cast Member. She is originally from New England, but is currently enjoying life in Orlando where you will often find her with a camera in one hand and a coffee in the other. She also loves tacos, Donald Duck, riding roller coasters, and celebrating Halloween. For more about Courtney, you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.