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Downtown Disney / Pleasure Island
Walt Disney World

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Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney is made up of three sections:

  • Pleasure Island
  • Downtown Disney Marketplace
  • Downtown Disney West Side

Stroll along Disney's scenic BoardWalk and enjoy live music, dancing, comedy, theaters, clubs, shopping, and gourmet restaurants.

Downtown Disney Marketplace
The Marketplace — home to the largest Disney character store in the world — is a relaxing setting for walking, shopping, dining out, and people-watching. You can even rent out several types of boats at the marina. The area is especially pretty at night with all the lights.

Cirque du Soleil — La Nouba
Created exclusively for the Walt Disney World Resort, "La Nouba" Cirque du Soleil is a one-of-a-kind theatrical extravaganza. La Nouba means "to live it up." Don't miss this spectacular 90-minute show.

Marketplace Restaurants
The Marketplace has a variety of fun restaurants featuring everything from gourmet cuisine to fast food — some with stunning lagoon views.

Rainforest Cafe
We only had to wait three hours for our reservation during our last visit here. Of course, we were there at peak time (Saturday night during Easter season), so don't let that put you off dining here. The interior is breathtaking. It's like sitting in a tropical rainforest. The food is good and the bar offers tasty hors d'oeuvres and great margaritas. Wild place to shop too!

Recommended Books
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There is so much to see and do that we recommend two books that we found to be invaluable. Both offer tips to help plan your visit and get you the most for your money.

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Birnbaum's Walt Disney World

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World


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Pleasure Island
Fun, fun, fun! This is a GREAT place to come to celebrate a birthday.

Pleasure Island is an entertainment complex of restaurants, shops and sensational nightclubs where you can dance the night away til after 2am — one ticket allows you unlimited visits to all the nightclubs.

New Year's Eve... All Year Round
Special New Year's Eve celebrations take place every night, complete with a spectacular fireworks display (at midnight), confetti in the streets, live music and dancers.

Fun Entertainment
Talented bands (including top name entertainment) perform nightly on the island's West End Stage. Here's a few of our favorite Pleasure Island hot spots:

Mannequins Dance Palace
This fun dance club is a blast. It has a huge revolving dance floor, creative sets and stunning special effects.

The Rock & Roll Beach Club
The club features live bands performing hits from the '60s to the '90s. It's great fun — bring your dancing shoes!

The Comedy Warehouse
Enjoy hilarious stand-up comedy five times a night from 7pm-1am.

Pleasure Island Tickets

Be sure to check out Pleasure Island's web page for nightclub admission rules.

Downtown Disney West Side
The West Side features a host of great restaurants, shops, theaters, a state-of-the-art movie complex, and fun nightclubs.

West Side Restaurants
407-WDW-DINE / 407-939-3463

The House of Blues
The combo restaurant and music hall seats up to 2,000 people. Live music nightly includes Blues, R&B, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop and Rock 'n Roll. Don't miss the Sunday Gospel Brunch.

Bongos Cuban Cafe
Created by superstar Gloria Estafan and her husband, the restaurant is reminiscent of dining at one of Miami's dazzling South Beach eateries. Cuban cuisine and entertainment nightly.

Wolfgang Puck Cafe
World-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck brings his famous California Cuisine to Downtown Disney. Our favorite menu item is his famous Smoked Salmon Pizza. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

More Info on Other
Downtown Disney Restaurants

407-WDW-DINE / 407-939-3463

More Info on Downtown Disney
Downtown Disney Web Site

Downtown Disney Marketplace
Downtown Disney West Side
Pleasure Island

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