NBC affiliate “WESH 2 News” in Orlando, Florida is reporting that Disney has filed two construction permits pertaining to the now defunct “Pleasure Island” that stands nearly desolate in the middle of Downtown Disney. In its heyday “Pleasure Island” was a nighttime hot spot for vacationers wanting to cut loose after spending all day in the parks; street parties, speaker pumping music, clubs popular with college-aged locals & resort guests, and creative cocktails were featured every night. Pleasure Island’s doors have been closed to club-goers since 2008 & plans are starting to leak out about Disney’s next move.
“WESH 2” is reporting that Disney has filed two construction permits for the space; one asking the city for permission to place construction trailers on the site, and another for “overall site construction.” Buildings possibly affected by the construction are rumored to be the old “Motion” & “BET Soundstage” clubs.
A Disney spokesperson confirmed with “WESH 2” that specific details about the project will be made public soon & the new “Pleasure Island” is slated to be finished in 2012. Disney had previously confirmed that based on guest feedback, the nightclubs will be replaced by an exciting new mix of dining and shopping.