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Disney's Pleasure Island in Downtown Disney
Pleasure Island clubs and Nightlife in Downtown Disney.

About Pleasure Island

UPDATE: Disney's Pleasure Island Closing Permanently

Pleasure Island is the nightlife district at Downtown Disney. The Island has theme nightclubs, restaurants and shops. It has an "open gate" policy, which means that entry is free -- you only have to pay if you want to enter one of the nightclubs.

Thursday nights are always crowded. Thursdays are Cast Night, when Disney employees get in free.

If you want to hear live music, bands play at the Rock 'n' Roll Beach Club and Pleasure Island Jazz Company. These clubs feature four or five sets nightly, which run about 45 minutes. Also, the West End Stage features a House Band performing sets before and after the New Year's Eve Street Party.

Pleasure Island celebrates New Year's Every Night! at 11:45pm on the West End Stage. This show is performed by the Explosion Dancers and features lots of music until the "New Year" arrives at Midnight followed by a fireworks display.

If you are not planning on drinking alcohol, Pleasure Island has a Designated Driver Program. Any person over 21 is eligible to use the program when they come with another person over-21 who is planning on drinking. The Designated Driver will receive a two coupons redeemable for a non-alcoholic soft drink.

Pleasure Island Tickets

Tickets: Adults $20.95; Kids (3 to 9) $18.00.
Hours: Clubs open nightly 7pm to 2am. Call Guest Services at (407) 824-4321 special events and show times.
Parking: Parking is free. There is a parking lot adjacent to Island.
1780 East Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 . The phone number is (407) 828-3800. You can also call 407-WDW-2NITE for Downtown Disney information.

You must be 18 or older accompanied by an adult or guardian to enter most nightclubs. BET Soundstage and Mannequins require you to be 21 or older to enter.

Military personnel, show your ID for 15% off admission.

All areas of the Island are wheelchair accessible. The area immediately in front of the West End Stage is normally reserved for wheelchair viewing. Wheelchairs can be rented at Guest Services at the Downtown Disney Marketplace or West Side.

There is an ATM under the stairway to the Rock 'n' Roll Beach Club.

All clubs are non-smoking. Smoking is allowed in the open areas throughout Pleasure Island.

Pleasure Island Clubs

Adventurers Club - This 1930s explorer's club is decorated with many "treasures and artifacts" brought back from far off expeditions. Many of the artifacts are not as inanimate as they seem and often come to life throughout the evening. Official cast members make the rounds sharing tall tales and filling you in on The Club's activities. Show times are 8:15, 8:55, 9:45, 10:25, 11:05pm; 12:10 and 12:40am. Phone (407) 934-7781.

Comedy Warehouse - This Club performs improv comedy sketches. Each show is an improvisation, where comedians take audience suggestions to create jokes and skits. Show times are Monday, and Thursday through Saturday at 8:45, 10:05, 11:25pm and 12:40am. . It is a good idea to get in line at least a half-hour before the show. Phone (407) 828-2939.

8-Trax - Complete with mirror ball, '70s decor and disco fashions, You will think you have stepped back into a time warp. The DJ spins popular tunes from the era. Swinging seventies dances such as the Hustle are the norm, culminating at 12:00am with Village People's "YMCA. Phone (407) 934-7160.

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant - This venue offers offers traditional Irish fare. The restaurant is decorated with custom furnishings built in Ireland, as well as with antiques and "bric-a-brac." Pleasure Island admission is not be required. Phone (407) 938 0300 or visit their website.

Rock 'n' Roll Beach Club - Here you can live bands performing classic hits. The club features three levels of entertainment and a large dance floor. Phone (407) 934-7654.

Mannequins Dance Palace - This is the busiest club on the Island. It has high-tech lighting and a state-of-the-art sound system that pumps out techno and house music. Mannequins opens at 9pm. Bring a glow stick. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Show times are 9:00, 10:00, 11:00pm and 12:45am. Phone (407) -934-7781.

BET Soundstage Club - This nightclub features Hip-Hop, Reggae and R&B dance music. BET opens at 9pm. You must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Phone (407) 934-7781.

Motion - The main strip ends at club Motion, a dance club that plays Top 40 hits and music videos. I am not a big fan of Top 40. So, that is all I will say.

Pleasure Island shops include:

Changing Attitudes - This store sells trendy clothing and accessories.

DTV - This is the official Disney shop on Pleasure Island. Casual clothes are available, including embroidered T-shirts, socks, watches, jewelry.

Reel Finds - This store carries a huge selection of Hollywood memorabilia with everything from Marilyn Monroe and James Dean to The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind. Phone (407) -934-7781.

Zen Zone Massage - This shop offers a mix of relaxation and retail. You can stop here for an aqua massage, a Shiatsu chair massage or buy massage related products.

Pleasure Island Transportation

Resort Guests can get to Pleasure Island by taking Disney Transportation:

Disney World Bus: From any of the Disney hotels, take the bus marked Downtown Disney. Check with your resort to see what time the bus to Downtown Disney operates. From Fort Wilderness, the Downtown Disney bus operates from the Outpost Depot. There is no direct bus transportation from any of the theme parks or from the Transportation and Ticket Center.

There are 2 bus stops once you arrive at Downtown Disney; one in Pleasure Island, and the other at Marketpalce. During the afternoon, do not be surprised if your bus stops at other locations.

There is no bus stop for the West End so be sure to use the Pleasure Island bus stop.

By Boat: If you are staying at Old Key West or Port Orleans you have the option of taking the boat to the Downtown Disney/Pleasure Island area. Make sure to check the departure times of the last boat back.

On Foot: The only resort close enough to walk is Saratoga Springs.

By Cab: Valet or Bell Services at any Disney hotel will be glad to call a cab for you. At the Swan and Dolphin, Valet Services has a car that will take you to Downtown Disney for $14+ gratuity.

By Car: Pleasure Island is located on Buena Vista Drive, not far from I-4. From the Magic Kingdom Resorts: Follow World Drive south to Epcot Center Dr. Heading east on Epcot Center drive, follow it to Buena Vista Drive and head east. You'll pass Typhoon Lagoon and the Pleasure Island will be on the left. From the Boardwalk Inn: Exit your resort onto Buena Vista Drive and head east.

Disney Resort driving directions

To reach the Walt Disney World Main Gate:

From Orlando International Airport: take OIA South. Exit (FL 417S - Toll) to Osceola Parkway West (Exit 3) to Walt Disney World Exits.

From Miami/Ft. Lauderdale: take the Florida Turnpike North to Osceola Parkway West (Exit 249) to Walt Disney World Exits.

From the Daytona: take I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits.

From the Tampa: take I-4 East to Walt Disney World Exits.

From Interstate 95, U.S. Highway 1 or southbound on the Florida Turnpike: take I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits.

From northbound on the Florida Turnpike: take Osceola Parkway which connects with U.S. Highway 192 and Walt Disney World Resort.

From southbound Interstate 75: take the Florida Turnpike South to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits.

Disney World Resort is just southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of the Florida Turnpike. Use our Disney World Google Map to find the exact location.

Pleasure Island is located at Downtown Disney, 1780 East Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830. The main phone number is (407) 828-3800. You can also call 407-WDW-2NITE for Pleasure Island information.

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Disney vacations

The least crowded time to visit is from Labor Day to Thanksgiving and from the week after President's Day (mid-February) to the start of Spring Break (mid-March).

You can definitely make the most of your vacation by staying at one of the Disney World hotels. If you do, you will enjoy special benefits such as Magic Hours, discounts at six Disney World golf courses, and Walt Disney World quality and service.

But if you choose to stay at one of the many hotels near Disney World, you can still visit all of the Disney properties to enjoy the atmosphere, have a meal, or shop. You may be charged for parking, but you can get validated for up to one hour of parking for each $10 you spend while you're there.

Some of the lesser known deluxe priced resorts include Walt Disney's Beach Club, BoardWalk Inn , Contemporary and the Yacht Club hotels.

Disney sells theme park tickets on their website, but you can not print the tickets, meaning you must order early and have the tickets mailed to you.
You can also buy tickets through your local auto club, Disney Store or through a school or work activities office. Many offsite hotels also sell Disney passports at the front desk.

I suggest researching Disney ticket prices in advance, and buy your pass before you get to the park. No sense wasting the first hour waiting in line at the ticket booth.

Points of interest

Magic Kingdom: 6.65 miles / 10.70 km
Epcot: 5.75 miles / 9.25 km
Disney-MGM Studios: 3.60 miles / 5.80 km
Animal Kingdom: 6.55 miles / 10.55 km
Blizzard Beach: 4.70 miles / 7.55 km
Typhoon Lagoon: 2.10 miles / 3.80 km
Universal Studios: 11.80 miles / 19.00 km
Orlando International Airport:
17.10 miles / 27.50 km

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