Monday, June 30, 2008

Disney’s Pleasure Island Announces Its Last Call

Disney officials on June 27, announced the already rumored closing of Pleasure Island, the bar and nightclub complex that has been a partying part of the Walt Disney World Resort since 1999. We sorted through the details and here’s what we found out:

Disney’s Pleasure Island Closing – Here’s what’s happening:

All of the bars at Pleasure Island will give their last call on Sept. 27, 2008.

  • This change comes after thousands of guests requested more family-friendly entertainment venues at the Walt Disney World Resort.
  • The closing of Pleasure Island marks a “bold new vision” for the entire area that makes up Downtown Disney, including the Marketplace and Westside.
  • The Pleasure Island section of Downtown Disney will shut down on Sept. 28, and remain closed for 18-24 months while more family fun outlets, mostly restaurants and shops are added to Downtown Disney.

You don’t need a Disney ticket to get in, but you do need a Pleasure Island ticket. And you can get yours at today to have a Disney drink at Pleasure Island before these famous and fabulous themed nightclubs close their doors forever.

Disney’s Pleasure Island Closing – Here’s what’s going:
All six of the bars at Pleasure Island will be permanently closed.

  • BET Soundstage Club
  • Mannequins Dance Palace
  • 8-Trax
  • Adventurers Club
  • Motion
  • The Comedy Warehouse

Some of the buildings will be demolished, others will be re-worked into new restaurants and shops. Pleasure Island has been the premier Disney drinking destination for almost 20 years, and now that rocking ride is coming to an end. Get in on the last few months of fun and buy a Pleasure Island ticket with your Disney tickets today.

Disney’s Pleasure Island Closing – Here’s what’s staying:
All of the shops and restaurants that make up Downtown Disney’s Marketplace and Westside will stay open, although some are getting a bit of sprucing up. A few Pleasure Island outlets will remain open:

  • Curl by Sammy Duval, a surf shop
  • Fuego by Sosa Cigars
  • Orlando Harley-Davidson
  • and some outdoor food and drink venues

Disney’s Pleasure Island Closing – Here’s what’s coming:
Quite frankly, we just don’t know yet. Disney hasn’t divulged the details about exactly what will take the place of Pleasure Island, except to say that it will expand the family-friendly atmosphere of Downtown Disney. They also said they are on a worldwide search for new restaurant and shopping ideas to fill up their newest space.


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