Pleasure Island closed all of it's nightclubs over 9 months ago and Disney promised to transform the area into more shopping and dining options at Downtown Disney. Since then, only one new restaurant has opened, Paradiso 37, and the area outside of the Comedy Warehouse is used for a celebration party, done several times nightly. However, nothing else has been announced. I am curious to see what some Mice Chatters would like to see done with that area? Here are my two suggestions:
1.) Reopen The Adventurer's Club as a restaurant. Disney recently announced their expansion to Hong Kong Disneyland and as part of it, they are getting a restaurant called The Adventurer's Club, which sounds a lot like the club at Disney World except they serve food and you don't walk around from room to room getting different shows. The Adventurer's Club had a large fan following and many petitions were started to try to convince Disney to keep this one club open. If they added tables and served food, it would make money that Disney previously claimed to not be making from the location. Perhpas they could even incorporate a small show in different dining rooms every so often?
2.) Put in a Build-A-Bear Workshop in the building that previously housed Rock N' Roll Beach Club. Downtown Disney at Disneyland has one and it seems really popular. The first floor could be used for bear building, clothes, and checking out, the second floor could have more of the clothes for the bears like at Disneyland, and the third floor could be an area for birthday parties. The other Build-A-Bear in Orlando is at The Florida Mall and they didn't have enough space for a party room, so it is just tables in the center of the mall. I think this would bring in a lot of locals who want to have birthday parties at Build-A-Bear. Besides, the modern Pleasure Island could really use something that appeals to kids and the small Build-A-Dino (operated by Build-A-Bear) inside T-Rex Cafe is really popular.
The only clubs I have ever been in were the Adventurer's Club and Comedy Warehouse, so I really don't know the layout of any of the other clubs. I can't think of anything they could do with Comedy Warehouse that doesn't involve a show though. I have heard that Mannequins had a turntable, so maybe they could come up with something for that space that could utilize it? Those things are expensive and it would be sad to see it go to waste.
Hopefully some of you have some ideas?