Disney reshapes nightlife complex
The goal is to make the attraction more accessible -- and kid-friendly.
Scott Powers and Mark Chediak | Sentinel Staff Writers
Posted May 10, 2006
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Once a haven for grown-ups looking to dance the night away, Disney's Pleasure Island is morphing into a place where Mom, Dad and the little ones can feel comfortable -- but the wild uncle is still welcome.
The transformation, part of a revamped night-life strategy for Walt Disney World, is not just an image makeover. Bulldozers are involved.
Disney is tearing out bridges, building a bigger, more prominent new bridge, knocking down two outdoor music stages, cutting a building in half, leveling a hill, opening up vistas of the lake and getting away from the back-alley warehouse-district look.
The goal is to merge Pleasure Island more with the other two districts of Downtown Disney -- geographically and in appeal.