Pleasure Island, Orlando
Who would have thought WDW would have such a great little jazz club on Pleasure Island (PI)??? Every night, they have live music from various jazz musicians who are very talented.
Dress Code: This is part of Disney World so some people are still in resort wear while others are more dressed up.
Pleasure Island is located in Downtown Disney. You will enjoy the diverse dancing clubs, that everybody can enjoy, along with a great improv comedy club, where famous comedians got their start.
Adventurers Club- Bar with storyteller.
BET Soundstage- Must be 21 to enter, hip hop, and r&b.
8 Trax- Disco and retro 70's, 80's.
Manniquins- Must be 21 to enter, house and techno music. There is a show, and it is a revolving dance floor.
Motion-American top 40 music.
Pleasure Island Jazz Club- Mellow, jazz spot.
Rock N Roll Beach Club-Live bands play today and yesterdays rock music.
There are some unique restaurants to catch a bite, and every night the place lights up with a fun filled, millenia celebration.
Check out these restaurants:
Bongos- Cuban dining.
Fultons Crab House- Seafood Dining.
Planet Hollywood- Chain of celebrity memorabilia, drinks, appeitizers and dishes.
House Of Blues- Cajun, southern food.
Rainforest Cafe-Unique volcano shaped restaurant, chickens, pastas, pizzas.
Wolfgang Puck's- Californian inspired dishes.
Dress Code: There is no particular dress code to go there, but remember it is a Disney property, considered a family destination. I would just use your judgement.
Disney's Pleasure Island was kinda cool
Being Dutch and clubbing for years, it was quite an experience to be asked to show ID to prove I was really over 18. Ah well, made me feel youthful :-)
Dress Code: Just about anything..
In Orlando, There are the usual tourist multi-plex clubs -- City Walk at Universal Studios and Disney's Pleasure Island/Downtown Disney. If you must go to City Walk, then visit the Latin Quarter which features a brass band that plays Salsa all night long. And, if you're hungry then you can eat there first. If you are at Pleasure Island, try Mannequins Dance Palace; voted the #1 dance club in the U.S. of A. The dance floor actually spins around while you are dancing on it. Downtown Disney features House of Blues with world-class, live music. But, I still like downtown Orlando for Friday's and Saturday nights.
I can never chose just one of anything, so here are my personal favs: 1) Ybor's - a quiet, cigar and martini bar across the street from Amura's. Just follow the cat paws on the building. 2) 08 Seconds - A typical American Country Western bar, but with an outside rodeo attached to it. 3) Cairo's - has House Music on the 1st floor, 70's Retro on the second floor, and Reggae (island music) on the outside roof. 4) The Club at Firestone (pictured) - features Techno Pop to rival the clubs in Berlin, New York, or London.
If you want to do what all the other tourists do, then go to CityWalk and Pleasure Island. There are a lot ofvery nice restaurants, bars and discos there. But, if you want to hang out with the locals, then try downtown Orlando on Friday or Saturday night.
Dress Code: Clothing is not optional, but anything else goes.
It's PLEASURE ISLAND for sure!
Lots of great pubs/ bars and live concerts can be found here. The Planet Hollywood joint is also located at this place.... but the queue to get in is awefully looooong!
To get in to Pleasure Island, you must first pass through some sort of a 'security checkpoint'. These security guys are basically sniffing out for the underaged folks who try to sneak in. Have I already mentioned that one of my buddies who looks as if she's still in high school was slapped with a wrist band?
For Hard Rock Cafe fans, head straight to Universal Studios Florida (located outside the Walt Disney World resort). That's where this joint is located. Again, the queue to get in is awefully loooooooong. So, you must either be VERY patient; eat at ODD hours or give your best smile to those guys standing at the door (what do you call them? Bouncers? Security guys??). I'm sure you know what I mean. :-)
Pleasure Island (Downtown Disney)
As with all Disney properties, this venue is clean and
entertainment is top notch. It is expensive, but it
is worth it. See House of Blues, food is excellent, this
is not part of Pleasure Island but within walking
distance. You can sit in the back, waterside and
Dress Code: Casual, but most people get a little dressed up for
raglan road is a replica irish pub at pleasure island. this fun spot is more relaxed than most of the other nightclubs at pleasure island. good beer selection.
Mannequins at Pleasure Island. A bit of a tourist hangout (well, more than a bit) but still a good time.
the revolving dance floor.