Disney's Pleasure Island

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Pleasure Island is a 6 acre night time theme park comprising 8 night clubs, restaurants and shops situated on an island linked by a bridge to the Downtown Disney complex.

It is owned by Disney and is included in the hopper plus passes or admission can be  purchased at  $19.81 plus tax. This is one of the very few Disney  attractions which does discount and 20% off vouchers can be found in the voucher books in information centres etc. Look out for the Pleasure Island advert “carpe pm, seize the night”. 

You have to be over 21 to drink but admission to under 21s is allowed providing they are with an adult.  All entrants are vetted at the gate and those that can drink are supplied with an armband which allows you to purchase alcohol. Anyone who looks under 30 will be asked to provide ID.

The Clubs

The Adventurers Club is a heavily themed attraction  based on Victorian explorers.  A bar and the library are at one end of this old colonial mansion.  There are  little ante rooms off the main bar in which talking heads talk in true Disney fashion and cast members perform and interact with the drinkers. A colonel in a safari suit and pith helmet takes position in the centre of the room and entertains with stories and songs. There is an interactive element and the audience have to shout out the catch phrase at appropriate moments.  7 times a night, the library doors are swung open and you are invited inside  You are seated at small tables and drinks are served.  7 totally different stage shows lasting 30 minutes each are performed nightly in the library .

The Comedy Warehouse is a Disney themed theatre in which the cast  do improvisational comedy five times a night.  Don’t sit by a telephone unless you wish to become part of the show. When the phone rings, the audience member who answers is asked  questions  by the entertainers. They will do this several times and then take a number of the responses and improvise a play or a song around the key words. It is very clever and  because of the random element  it is different every time. Popcorn and drinks are served.

The remaining nights clubs are more traditional music clubs.

Mannequins is an over 21s venue. This is a dance palace with a dizzily revolving dance floor which moves under the dancers feet, a state of the art light show  and Ibiza club style techno music. It has recently undergone a top to toe renovation and now  boasts a new lounge with contemporary furniture,  sleek new bars and dramatic lighting.  

B-Trax disco features 70s disco music and is often crowded. In contrast,  the laid back and chilled out jazz club features 30s style and modern jazz  played by live performers whilst cocktails and food are served.

The BET Stage show features hip hop and R&B whilst at Motion, the new top spot,  a DJ plays top 40s sounds whilst videos are shown on a large screen above the dance floor.

The Wild Horse Saloon features Country and Western music, line dancing and barbecued food.

For live rock music, try the Rock and Roll beach club which has a central dance floor on the ground floor  and balconies on the  second and third floors  with pool tables, pinball machine and other games.

There are two open air stages. The main stage is the West End stage featuring live performances from either the resident band,  Frankie and the West End Boys, or from named acts on certain nights.

And weather permitting it is New Years Eve every night  at Pleasure Island  with a countdown to midnight, fireworks and streamers. On  New Years Eve itself  (Dec 31st!!),  Pleasure Island is a  ticket only affair with a champagne buffet. On this night, it really is only over 21s. There are several  big name acts performing. Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran and Hootie and the Blowfish have been past headliners. This years line up  has not yet been publicised.

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