Cut and pasted from the online version of the Orlando Sentinel:. The six nightclubs at Pleasure Island will soon shut down, as Walt Disney World redevelops the adult-focused district at Downtown Disney. BET SoundStage Club, Mannequins Dance Palace, 8Trax and three other nightclubs that have for years catered largely to young, single adults -- rather than to Disney's bread-and-butter family market -- will close after Sept. Over the next couple of years Disney will reopen the Pleasure Island area with a broader mix of restaurants and shops. Though Pleasure Island's possible demise has been the subject of rumors for awhile, the announcement surprised many in the Orlando nightclub business.
It officially opened on May 1, In September , all of its clubs were closed, but its retail stores and restaurants remained open. The area is now called The Landing and is the middle part of Disney Springs. The legend the Disney Company created is that Pleasure Island was based on the fictitious owner, Merriweather Adam Pleasure, and was carried on into one of its clubs, The Adventurers Club. This tradition lasted from through New Year's Eve Major renovations to Pleasure Island were made in March in an attempt to reverse declining attendance.
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Michael Eisner jumped right into his new position and started strategizing ways to make Disney more money. He noticed that guests were leaving the Walt Disney World property and different points in the day for shopping and other experiences. How could they get the guests to stay on property and spend their money with Disney instead?