Disney closes more Pleasure Island clubs to under-21 crowd
Starting this week, Disney is raising the minimum age to enter several Pleasure Island
nightclubs to 21.
Mannequins had long been a 21-only club, but 8Trax, BET, Motion and Rock and Roll Beach Club had allowed younger guests in (though, of course, they could not buy alcohol). Now those clubs also will bar entry to minors.
Teens and young adults still can get into the Adventurers Club and the Comedy Warehouse, provided they come in with an adult. (Those two clubs, unlike the others, are oriented to entertainment beyond dancing and also rely more on waiters rather than bartenders for drink service, making carding easier.)
When I was there last year, during the week people 18 and up could get in all the clubs, is that still the same now? It's a lot of fun to go to the clubs even when you're not drinking, and Manniquin is my favorite because it's the most colorful club. They've got the best lightshow in there, it's fun to just go in and watch the lights if it's empty.
Although none of these atrocious nightclubs should be at WALT DISNEY WORLD in the first place...ahem...this is a smart move. One thing that will keep drinking patrons away from a trough is kids. They're searching for a "adult" atmosphere (whatever that means) where they can embarrass themselves in the company of other people who are doing the same thing. Not to mention that a bunch of kids who aren't drinking are probably yelling, running around and laughing too much, which annoys the crap out of everyone anyway, whether they are drinkers or not.
Wow Scott, sometimes I think you say things just to get a rise out of people. I love the fact that the clubs are now 21. I think it was a good move. I like that as a single 28 year old with no kids - I have a place to go at Disney to get away from all the kids and teens for a break. I am not a drunk but do like a cocktail or a glass of wine. I also like to dance, I am a girl, and that is the number one reason I as well as most of my friends go to the clubs. So I say good move Disney!
I think it's great...Who feels comfortable drinking (and Partying) around the kids? Pleasure Island used to be about Partying! Maybe this will start a comeback? Thumbs up Disney!
I was wondering when Scott would pipe in with his anti adult themed disney area. They will make money selling alcohol, so they will sell it. I think they could have done a better job with the clubs, it could have been a great place for families to check out during the day, and close it off to everyone except paying patrons at night....just like another succesful nighttime venture.
I wish they'd also close the Adventurer's Club to minors. It really detracts from the atmosphere when you are there to have a good time with friends and a little risque humor and there are teenagers or even younger around with their parents.
Boy Scott Seal's comments are especially lame, aren't they?
Ah Scott, I missed your comments during my absence.
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