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Disney announces Pleasure Island re-design plans

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Published: November 18, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Walt Disney World today announced plans for re-design of Pleasure Island at Orlando's Downtown Disney.

The company says Pleasure Island will be transformed into “Hyperion Wharf,” a nostalgic yet modern take on an early 20th century port city and amusement pier. Disney says port district will draw guests in with its stylish boutiques and innovative restaurants and by night, thousands of lights will transform the area into an electric wonderland.

Disney also announced another rehab of the AMC movie theaters, which include new digital technology and a "Fork & Screen" theater where visitors can dine while watching a show.

Readers' Opinions

From Joshua Counsil on November 18, 2010 at 12:58 PM
The question is, what will happen to the Adventurer's Club?
From Anthony Murphy on November 18, 2010 at 7:32 PM
I second that Adv. Club Question.

Is it me or does this sound like the Boardwalk?

From on November 19, 2010 at 3:41 AM
SO excited about this! I never liked Pleasure Island, and I'm glad to finally see the empty buildings go away. Downtown Disney will be all the more fun with these new additions. I can't wait!
From Phil B. on November 19, 2010 at 9:50 AM
Yawn....Can't they put at least one club where people can go and dance and have a few drinks. Hopefully one of the new restaurants will offer some kind of hybrid venue where a portion of the building turns into a lounge/club type of setting after a certain hour. Citywalk owns P.I.
From TROY DAVIDSON on November 19, 2010 at 10:58 AM
I hate to say this, but, the entire concept sounds very boring and outdated. Disney has been fighting to find their creative edge and has been failing. The entire concept sounds very cookie cutter. I like Disney and Universal both, but, Universal is actually fun and exciting, while Disney seems old and outdated. Disney needs to step up their game. It was a terrible plan to close down the clubs when they had nothing on the drawing board to replace them. I guess we will all have to wait and see if this plan pays off; as well as the expansion in the Magic Kingdom.
From Brandon Mendoza on November 19, 2010 at 11:49 AM
I'd say add a club for sure, and even a piano bar, or come up with something even more innovative in the vein of a piano bar! C'mon Disney, you can do better than that!
From on November 20, 2010 at 8:01 PM
The names "City Walk" and "Pleasure Island" instantly tell you what they are selling. WTF is a "Hyperion Wharf"? What does the word "hyperion" even mean? Who associates the word "wharf" with "pleasure and amusment" ? I've got a bad feeling about this.

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