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Downtown Disney Pleasure Island is located between Downtown Disney Marketplace and Downtown Disney West Side, and connected to the “mainland” by three footbridges. Passenger boats stop at a dock along the Pleasure Island waterfront to shuttle guests to other Downtown Disney locations.

 The Main Attraction of Pleasure Island 

Curl by Sammy Duval offers surfers a selection of trendy surfwear clothing and accessories plus skateboards and surfboards.

Fuego by Sosa Cigars is where cigar connoisseurs can savor a smoke and enjoy other tobacco products in an intimate lounge setting where premium wine, beer, spirits, plus specialty coffees and other non-alcoholic beverages are served daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fuego by Sosa Cigars is open to guests of all ages; anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult of 21 or older.

Fulton’s Crab House is a three-deck dining emporium featuring fresh seasonal seafood favorites flown in daily from seaports around the world and served in a riverboat setting. Seats 700.

The Orlando Harley-Davidson Store offers a huge selection of official Harley-Davidson men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, gifts and collectibles, and two Harley-Davidson motorcycles guests can sit on.

Paradiso 37 is a high-energy restaurant and bar offering menu items representing the 37 countries of North, South and Central America, plus an international wine bar, 37 varieties of tequila and 10 signature frozen margaritas. Nightly entertainment is featured.

Portobello has rustic country Italian trattoria ambience with authentic Italian fare. Wood-burning-oven pizzas, pastas and grilled fish are favorites. Seats 350 with outdoor dining on the waterfront

Adjacent to Pleasure Island is Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, which features the very best of authentic Irish food, drink, heritage and live entertainment

 The History of Pleasure Island 

Pleasure Island has been transformed from what it once was, a place where adult could party and dance late into the night. I remember many a night returning back to my room at 3am, but thats was a problem for Pleasure Island. Wildly popular when it forst opened, pleasure island slowly became a locals hangout. Then in its last few years even the locals had deemed it a "not happening" place and moved on. Pleaseure Island is now just a section of shops and restaurants between the market place and west side. Not that this is a bad thing because change is good.

Listed below are places that used to inhabit the old pleasure Island.

When the sun sets over the waters of Downtown Disney Pleasure Island, the fun is just beginning in the streets, nightclubs, boutiques and restaurants of the six-acre nighttime entertainment complex.

Each evening at 7 p.m., Pleasure Island comes alive with a street party followed by a late-night tribute to New Year's Eve complete with fireworks and confetti. The island, with a "hill" leading to the famed West End Stage, is a smorgasbord of entertainment -- with acts that have included Garth Brooks, Bryan Adams, Puff Daddy and Trisha Yearwood. And the entertainment continues here in the eight clubs that surround the island:

BET SoundStage Club -- The best in urban contemporary music and entertainment. This new club owned by BET Holdings, Inc. features R&B and hip-hop music, a multimedia display of videos and music, plus American-style appetizers.

Wildhorse Saloon -- The place to kick it up with a line-up of hot country stars and cool country dances. There will be lots of two-steppin' and line dancing with the best of country music buzzing in the background.

The Comedy Warehouse -- Just a "hip-hop away" from the BET Soundstage Club where the tin roof rattles with laughter. The Comedy Warehouse is the stage for some of the best comics working today. Nightly, the "Who, What & Warehouse" Improv Company players deliver some of the best improvisational comedy anywhere -- it's never the same show twice.

8Trax -- The '70s -- a decade of incredible change -- and music reflective of the times. Slip back to an era when bean bag chairs decorated apartments and tie-dyed clothes decorated bodies. The '70s unfold in the club known as 8Trax. Lava lamps to mirror balls -- the mood of the seventies is here, and so is the sound. From disco to recorded music from groups and artists like the Village People, Donna Summer, Bee Gees, Doobie Brothers, Tavares and many others.

The Rock N Roll Beach Club -- Rock 'n roll that plays to the beats of the past and the present, from the '60s to the '90s. The club features three levels of entertainment, a large dance floor and top bands nightly.

Mannequins Dance Palace -- Here, it's the dance floor and light show that sets the standard for this award-winning club. The huge floor actually spins as dancers gyrate to booming sounds. The rotation of the round floor, like the music and lights, moves at different speeds. The RPMs, or "beats per minute," really get turned up when the Island Explosion Dancers make nightly appearances. Guests enter Mannequins from a third floor elevator that opens to catwalks, stage rigging and enough actual mannequins to give the illusion of a giant theatrical warehouse.

Adventurers Club -- There is not a club in the world quite like this one. Guests are greeted at the door by a butler as they enter a tavern filled with surprises around every corner. The mask room features walls of masks -- some with slowly turning eyes, others with sharp wits and eloquent verbalization. In the Main Salon, there are nightly debates between the club "fixtures" such as the "Colonel," "Babylonia" and the "Yakoose." A beheaded adventurer speaks out in the Treasure Room, and in the Library the flavor is cabaret as "great adventurers" break into song and zany tales.

Pleasure Island Jazz Company -- The place for jazz in Central Florida. The Jazz Company offers some of the best smooth jazz singles, duos and bands. The club serves wine by the glass and features a tapas bar with a large assortment of appetizers.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Pleasure Island is one of the most accessible areas of the Walt Disney World Resort. It is adjacent to Downtown Disney Marketplace and connected to the "mainland" by three footbridges.

Planet Hollywood, a landmark on the Walt Disney World skyline, is located right next door. The restaurant, owned by restaurateur Robert Earl, film producer Keith Barish and film stars Demi Moore, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis, features a vast collection of film and television memorabilia. The planet-shaped eatery sits on its own island, just a few yards from Pleasure Island.

Near the south end of the Island is the ultra-plush, state-of-the-art AMC 24 Theatres featuring stadium seating.

SHOPS UNIQUE TO PLEASURE ISLAND

Music Legends -- Elvis hasn't been spotted here, but his legend lives on in the Music Legends shop. It is a tribute to the legends in the music industry. Collectibles featuring the likeness of artists like Garth Brooks, Nirvana, U2, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Grateful Dead are on sale.

Reel Finds -- Features Hollywood memorabilia and related gifts, including gifts featuring "Gone With The Wind," "Wizard of Oz," "Star Trek," Three Stooges and Marilyn Monroe.

Changing Attitudes -- Trendy fashions for today's younger generation. Belts, watches, jewelry and other accessories are available.

Avigators Supply -- Aviation is the theme in this shop. Indiana Jones "roughwear," including leather jackets, fedoras and sportswear, is available.

DTV -- This upscale Disney fashion location features embroidered oxfords and denim jackets, plus plush toys, T-shirts, pens, pencils, hats, keychains and other souvenir items.

Island Depot -- It's the place to find a variety of items featuring the Pleasure Island logo, plus silly string, bubbleguns, and other party gadgets and gizmos.

DINING ISLAND STYLE

From barbecue to fresh pompano, it can be found on Pleasure Island. Portobello Yacht Club specializes in Regional Italian cuisine and fresh seafood. Wildhorse Saloon is the place to go for great barbecue, including ribs, chicken and cornbread. Fulton's Crab House features selections of the freshest seasonal seafood from ports worldwide. Up the street, it's the Missing Link Sausage Company featuring Italian sausage, bratwurst and kielbasa. Over at D-Zertz, it is a chocolate lover's haven featuring all things oh-so-sweet.

Admission to all of the facilities on Pleasure Island, except the movie theaters, is included in the regular ticket price of $18.86 plus tax. Annual passes are available for $49.95 plus tax.

 
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