Pleasure Island, Orlando
There is something for everyone - Rock, Jazz, Country, Pop, 80s music (retro)...we had a ball hopping from one place to another!
I happen to like Country Music (which is so strange for a city girl) and while we visited Pleasure Island we spent some time at..The Wild Horse Saloon.. May 1999 and during that time Trick Pony was playing there. They rocked! Of course, they became a huge hit after that, at least on country radio! So you never know who may be playing and who will become a breakout star! Check it out!! No square dancing or line dancing necessary!!! I just kicked backa few cocktails withmy husband and listened to some great country music.
We actually went club hopping and went from country to jazz (my hubby's favorite), pop and the 80s club. We had fun there! Lots of dancing...Boy George never sounded so good! :) We had a blast!
Dress Code: Anything cool and funky!
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.
Pleasure Island is a great spot to hop from one to another place.
Different styles of music and fun can be selected.
I did enjoy the Comedy Warehouse best.
If you aren’t a native English speaker, make sure you understand the language well, otherwise you will miss most of the hilarious jokes.
Dress Code: none
pleasure island at downtown disney is a collection of bars, nightclubs, pubs, and a comedy club catering to adult visitors to disney world. the various clubs are themed and mostly cater to the 20-30 something crowd. there is an admission charge for the complex in the evenings.
Pleasure Island is an adults only nightlife option if you are straned at Disney. It's not bad, as there is something for everyone from comedy clubs to live music to 70's clubs and everything in between. It is pricey, but I suppose if you don't want to venture out to the true Orlando, this is a fun night.
Dress Code: it is 80% tourist so everything goes, but for the love of God, have some pride and try to look semi nice. (it amazes me with what people wear for a night out)
Mary is Hexepatty's sister. if you haver ever laughed with my Patty adventures in cardio-Brazil or anyother spot inthe galaxy then be prepared because Mary is a gunmachine. She does theather. She and her crew bring laughs and they even can produce a whole situation from phrases like:
"“Rather say nothing and have people think you are stupid than say something and prove it". Ooops!!! RED ALERT White House"""
Dress Code: Nudism was accepted in the show of 1 am but it was coooooold!!!!!
Ok. You paid for getting in Pleasure Island and having the great pleasure of enjoying Mary's performance. You can go there as many times as you want Every single time will be different. Provided the f**king girl from Wisconsin do not pass her WOW-phrase to friends and once again we have to struggle with the “Rather to say nothing and have people think you are stupid than say something and prove it".
But after the theather youcan choose between three-four-five? dancing places that could be packed as hell during summer timer but they are empty as heaven in
winter. At least Sunday nights.
This is one of them. The floor rotates and the speed is enough to make the centrifugal forces to help you broken your teeth. So be careful or at least buy a dental insurance. The music was something like...no idea.
Dress Code: Ok. ok. What can i do recommend. Girls is up to you. No pants is ok with me!!!
the adventurers club is an oasis of calm in the noisy disco atmosphere of pleasure island. this bar caters to an older visitor to pleasure island. an update the adventurers club is now closed and soon will be demolished. in the near future disney plans to up grade the pleasure island complex
This island of entertainment is an oasis of non-stop fun. Whatever your pleasure — from dynamite dancing to non-stop laughs — one ticket at $20.95*allows you unlimited access to all the late-night clubs where you're sure to have an electrifying time!
8 Trax – Boogie oogie oogie to this '70s and '80s club for all your retro dancing favorites. If you love to get down to the Bee Gees, Donna Summer and the Village People, make tracks over to 8 Trax!
Adventurers Club –Journey into the past in this audience-participation comedy club featuring tall tales of explorers' exploits. Get into the fun of it and shout the rallying cry: Kungaloosh!
BET Soundstage™ Club – Bust a move on over to this two-story soundstage environment and groove on down to the dance floor where the DJ spins phat tunes from the latest hip-hop to old-school R&B favorites.
Mannequins Dance Palace – It's a dance revolution at this pulsating, flashing nightclub that includes a huge dance floor which actually rotates as you gyrate to the throbbing sounds of techno-trance tunes.
Rock 'n' Roll Beach Club – Catch a wave of fun at this beach party of a nightclub. The good times roll all night long with great live bands on selected evenings, where classic hits of yesterday meet the newest hits of today.
Motion – Bump and jump to the latest and greatest music videos on the massive screen, and twist and turn to totally trendy Top 40 tunes! If it's happening now, it's happening here!
The Comedy Warehouse – Get in on the act at this warehouse where the tin roof rattles with laughter. Catch the best in Improv comedy — you never know what's going to happen next!
Dress Code: Admission required to enter Pleasure Island nightclubs. Under 18 must be accompanied by a person 21 years of age or older who has an acceptable form of identification. Must be 18 years or older to enter Club Motion. Must be 18 years or older to enter Mannequins Dance Palace Sunday through Wednesday. Must be 21 or older to enter Mannequins Dance Palace and BET SoundsStage™ Club Thursday through Saturday. Valid photo I.D. required. All Clubs are non-smoking. dress to impress, but you must cover up leave something to the imaginetion ok, maybe you'll make someone specical dreams come true! =)
Soon as you get to pleasure island goto one of the machines their and purchase a three day pass for $18 dollars, this allows you access to all the bars and clubs for free and works out much better than paying for the locations seperately.
However i was not impressed by any of the clubs or bars here and I heard that City walk was kind of better. Although I did not choose to check them out as I decided that it would be better if we went to Orland Downtown itself and went out there. This turned out to be the best choice as there are loads more bars/clubs and also a much more of a local crowd without the commerical rubbish.
WE went to Taboo which was a converted theatre, okay if you like the down n dirty RnB type place but the crowd was bit ***. Dragon club was much better, the place was quite small in size but the crowd was better, the staff and security very polite and the barmaids! WOW
Dress Code: Pleasure island and city walk clubs require pretty much no dress code. A shirt would be too much here so stick with jeans and tshirts!
Orland downtown depending on the place you choose is not so bad either, for somewhere like taboo its pretty casual but Dragon club is bit better.
Walt Disney Worlds' Pleasure Island.
Pleasure Island is the perfect night spot, there are at least seven clubs ranging from:
Comedy Warehouse-speaks for itself
8Trax-very fluorescent plays 70's and 80's disco
Neon Armadillo-live country music and line dancing
Pleasure sland Jazz Company-live jazz music
Rock and Roll Beach Club-rock and roll music
Adventurers Club-Audience Participation from the 1930's
Mannequins-Over 21's only, upto date music on a revolving dance floor and cocktail mixing competitions.
There are several shops and places to eat and is the venue for Planet Hollywood (see my restaurant tips).
At midnight the main square is the place to be where every night there is a New Years Eve party with a live band on the West End Stage. You will hear music all around Pleasure Island as there is a DJ playing to those who are not in the clubs, so you can dance in the streets if you so wish. There is also a multiplex cinema and various street entertainers walking around to keep you amused.
Dress Code: Ranges from t-shirts and shorts to smart casual, depending on which club you want to go in.
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. :-)
One of the best, and funniest, people watching places I've been too. Started to write off Pleasure Island, as I'm not that into 'Clubbin' anymore, and I was traveling solo so the dance opportunities were gonna be slim....but stumbled upon The Adventurer's Club. And I'm glad I did. Think interactive dinner theater, but without the dinner.......Just the bar. If you wander in and don't stay for a while you won't get the concept. Settle in, grab a libation, and stay for a while. Thats the only way you're gonna get the jokes, and enjoy the evening.