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.
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