| Pleasure Island
clubs and Nightlife in Downtown Disney.
About Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island Closing Permanently
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
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
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
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.
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.
Address: 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
All clubs are non-smoking. Smoking is allowed in the open areas throughout
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
By Cab: Valet or Bell Services
at any Disney hotel will be glad to call a cab for you. At the Swan
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
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
From southbound Interstate 75: take the Florida
Turnpike South to Interstate 4 West to Walt
Disney World Resort Exits.
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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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
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.
of the lesser known deluxe priced resorts include
Inn , Contemporary
and the Yacht
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
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
Kingdom: 6.65 miles / 10.70 km
5.75 miles / 9.25 km
Studios: 3.60 miles / 5.80 km
Kingdom: 6.55 miles / 10.55 km
Beach: 4.70 miles / 7.55 km
Lagoon: 2.10 miles / 3.80 km
Studios: 11.80 miles / 19.00 km
International Airport: 17.10
miles / 27.50 km