Good-bye Pleasure Island
Written by Robert Niles
ORLANDO - Walt Disney World's nightclub district soon will be history.Tweet
Disney announced today that it will close the Pleasure Island nightclubs, including Mannequins, 8Trax, Adventures Club and others, on Sept. 27. The closure will allow redevelopment of the area as part of a revamp of the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district.
The over-21-oriented Pleasure Island now splits the more family-oriented Marketplace and West Side sections of Downtown Disney, making for awkward guest flow through the area. Of course, the elimination of P.I. will leave a large market for night life up for grabs, since Disney's P.I. killed nightclubs throughout the rest of the Orlando area after it opened in 1989.
This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.
Previous article: Busch Parks Up for Sale
How to save money on a Disney World trip
Insider's Pick: You can afford that Walt Disney World family vacation of your dreams. Get started with 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World, a great guide to planning an affordable trip to the Vacation Capital of the World. Why wait? The sooner you start saving, the sooner you and your family will be enjoying your vacation!
Top U.S. Theme Parks
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Other Top International Parks
Features, News and Advice
"Stories from a Theme Park Insider"
Theme Park Insider Guidebooks