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Named for Merriweather Pleasure, and being built around the remains of what was once his canvas manufacturing facilities, Pleasure Island is a combination of the community’s transportation hub, and something of a lively dockside entertainment area. The fun-loving atmosphere Merriweather exuded continues to thrive here, in this area combining fun for everyone, nautical influence, and tastes from all over the world. Although it’s enjoyable throughout the day, it really comes to life at night. In fact, on Pleasure Island, every night is New Years’ Eve!
Clubs & Entertainment
- Adventurers Club: Join some of the more, shall we say, eccentric members of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers in the hallowed halls of Merriweather Pleasure’s personal retreat.
- Comedy Warehouse: Held within the old railroad station, which has since turned into an old warehouse, the Comedy Warehouse is an improv comedy club, where every night, a troupe of improv actors perform (In essence, while the interior would remain the same, the exterior would still get that which STK gets in our real-life WDW).
- The Complete Package: Having opened in 2025, when 8TRAX moved to the more theme-appropriate Lights District, The Complete Package is an affectionate time capsule of the 1940s, to a time when Pleasure Island hosted a CSO (Cartoon Services Organization) show to support the troops in World War II. Within these halls, we’ll find dancing and entertainment in six different rooms, each one themed around the six package films Disney put out in the 1940s. For more information, click here.
- The Edison: Built within an abandoned power plant is this throwback to the thrill of the 1920s. Here, palm readers and contortionists delight guests as they partake in some American craft and spirited cocktails. Steampunk attire is not required, but it is appreciated. Entertainment can be found here during the day, but at night, the place comes alive, as the drinks start to flow and the entertainment becomes a touch edgier. (In our real-life WDW, this replaced the Adventurers Club. But here in this Mirror WDW, it takes the space that is currently held by Paradiso 37.)
- Mannequins Dance Palace: Held within what was once Merriweather’s canvas fabrication plant, this modern, techno-inspired club invites one and all to dance the night away on a revolving dance floor.
- Pleasure Island Jazz Company: A jazz club straight out of the Big Easy. You can dance the night away to the sounds of a live jazz band, and the occasional sounds of Zydeco to keep things fresh, whilst enjoying finger food and a full Fat Tuesday’s menu, complete with various cocktails. The experience previously was found on Pleasure Island from 1993 to 2005, whereupon it was replaced by Raglan Road, but when Portobello Yacht Club closed in 2017, it was decided to revive the club for a new generation.
- Amphicars: Found along the marina nearby The BOATHOUSE, these unique cars can drive on land and float on the waters of Lake Sinclair, the lake that borders Disney Springs. In fact, it’s only here at Disney Springs where you can find these cars!
- The Empress Lilly: Formerly the home of Merriweather Adam Pleasure, this elaborate restaurant features different appetizers and entrees, depending on what part of the boat you’re on. There are four distinct areas on the Empress Lilly.
- Fisherman’s Deck: This is located on the boat’s Promenade Deck, with large windows overlooking Lake Sinclair. Naturally, seafood is the main event here.
- Steerman’s Quarters: Directly facing the boat’s paddlewheel, this room is only open twice: for dinner (where Angus beef entrees are the name of the game), and for “Breakfast a la Disney”. Famous for being Walt Disney World’s very first character meal option, here, you can enjoy a hearty meal alongside Mickey, Minnie and their Disney friends.
- Empress Room: The most elaborate part of the ship, mahogany paneling, gold-trimmed wallpaper and Maria Teresa chandeliers make up the Empress Room, also found on the Promenade Deck. Here, we can enjoy four-star cuisine to the sweet strains of a harpist.
- Baton Rouge Lounge: On the Main Deck is the most raucous room on the ship. An elaborate Art-Nouveau lounge offers a full bar and the musical strains of the Riverboat Rascals, an authentic jazz band.
- The Rendezvous: Standing 55 feet in the air, the zeppelin that marked Merriweather and Merriam’s triumphant return has been converted into a bar, filled with mementos from the adventurers’ past travels in a quaint, 1940s Art Deco setting. Who knows? You may even find yourself in Merriweather’s company! For more information, click here.
- The Officer’s Club: Built within The Complete Package complex, The Officer’s Club serves a dual purpose. During the day, when the rest of the club is closed, it acts as a full service restaurant. During the evening, it serves as a secondary music and dance space, keeping a limited menu. The club looks fairly similar to Who Framed Roger Rabbit’s Ink & Paint Club in both aesthetic and layout. Tables and other seating arranged in tiers face a large stage. During the night, guests will be periodically serenaded by live big band music.
- Evangeline: Enjoy the unique tastes of the Cajun menu at this New Orleans-themed restaurant. The Evangeline complex, which replaced the Portobello Yacht Club in 2017, is also home to the reborn Pleasure Island Jazz Company, naturally, as well as Bayou Bites, a counter-service eatery specializing in New Orleans street food.
- The BOATHOUSE: Located next to the Empress Lilly, this upscale waterside restaurant offers the finest steaks, chops and seafood in all of Springs.
- Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar: Owned and operated by one of Indiana Jones’ closest confidantes, this bar offers signature cocktails and small plates.
- Raglan Road: The Emerald Isle comes to Florida in this authentic Irish pub. Live musicians offer accompaniment to a hearty meal. Raglan Road shares real estate with Cookes of Dublin, offering quick-service Irish cuisine.
- Erin McKenna’s Bakery: A bakery specializing in gluten-free and vegan goodies.
- Gideon’s Bakehouse: A local Orlando bakery. In fact, its location here at Disney Springs is the business’ first-ever stand-alone location!
- Joffrey’s: Come try a brew from Walt Disney World’s Official Specialty Coffee provider.
- Maria & Enzo’s: Southern Italian cuisine is the name of the game here. Enjoy some delicious food in this beautiful eatery, with 50-foot-high ceilings and dramatic views of Lake Sinclair. Maria & Enzo’s also shares real estate with Pizza Ponte, a quick-service restaurant offering pizza by the slice, and Enzo’s Hideaway, a Roman-inspired speakeasy.
- Vivoli Il Gelato: Paninis, gelato and espresso.
- Wine Bar George: An elaborate wine bar. The Basket offers quick-service options, like picnic baskets.
- APEX by Sunglass Hut: High-class sunglasses.
- The Art of Shaving: Men’s grooming supplies.
- The BOATHOUSE BOATIQUE: Nautical-inspired goods.
- Chapel Hats: Hats of all styles and variants.
- eyCatchers: Outdoor decorations.
- The Ganachery: Formerly the town’s apothecary, the focus shifted to chocolate when a South American couple moved to Springs and turned their love for cocoa beans into a shop.
- Happy Hound: A kiosk offering anything for your dog.
- Lovepop: Unique greeting cards, including 3D cards!
- Oakley: Clothing and athletic gear.
- Royally Yours by the Arribas Brothers: A kiosk featuring jewelry inspired by the Disney Princesses.
- Sanuk: A unique footwear brand.
- Savannah Bee Company: Honey and body care.
- Shop for Ireland: Built into Raglan Road, this shop offers wares inspired by the Emerald Isle.
- Suspended Animation: Fittingly located within the building that houses The Complete Package, this shop specializes in all things Disney animation – particularly cels, posters and lithographs.
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I already gave credit to those who gave us The Rendezvous
, but The Complete Package was created by the team known as "Wario's Warriors"; a team which comprised of @b-wolf95, @JokersWild
, @Solaris Knight
. Evangeline was created by the team that created the Lights District, as it was originally part of their concept -- and technically, I used their description of their "The Gator Stomp" club to describe the Jazz Company. I decided to move it over here for this particular iteration of MWDW, and I'll wait until I've covered the Lights District to give them credit.
Come and join me tomorrow, February 26, as we take a look at the Village Marketplace!