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Adventurers Club reopens?

With the grand opening of the Disney Design-a-Tee store yesterday, I was wondering about what would happen with Pleasure Island, which is where the bulk of change for Downtown Disney is expected.

I’ve heard they’re having problems getting new tenants to bite on the idea of opening a new location during the economic downturn. I know Disney is still progressing on opening the one new restaurant, but the rest of the locations just remain shuttered without even a construction wall in sight. Perhaps, I thought, Pleasure Island could still earn a few dollars for Disney if they just reopened one or two locations a night.

So, I was flabbergasted when this little bit of breaking news came across my screen. According to Jose of WDW News Today The Adventurers Club in Downtown Disney’s Pleasure Island area was open for guests last night. They even had shows in the library.

This would be great news, if true. So I called Downtown Disney Guest Relations (407-828-3150 if you want to try it yourself) and asked if The Adventurers Club was indeed open last night and if it would be open tonight. The answer was “No. All clubs closed in September.”

Now I don’t know if this was just one cast member who showed up for work today and didn’t get the memo about the return of The Adventurers Club, or if Jose was witness to a private party of some sort. But I’m putting out feelers to find out.

In the meantime, perhaps there is some hope for the return of Pleasure Island’s most cherished club after all. Kongaloosh!!!

6 thoughts on “Adventurers Club reopens?”

  1. Well that’s pretty exciting. I’ve been to a private party at Club Motion, and they seat people specifically at the doors. Sounds like this was a soft opening to gauge if Disney could still pull in some money out of the place. I hope it works.

  2. John,

    I understood Disney was continuing to honor all private parties booked for the Adventurer’s Club but that was just for the remainder of 2008. Let’s hope something else is afoot!

  3. I don’t know if other clubs from the former “pleasure island” have invoked the emotional response that the closing of the Adventure’s Club has. But it seems as though Disney could probably make some money off of reinstating our beloved AC, during this economic recession.

    I know in the whole scheme of things this is a business. It seems that opening the AC would make for good business and it would make a lot of people very happy.


  4. I do know for a fact, that Disney has opened up private AC club bookings through September 2009. While booking any venue in Disney for a private party is expensive, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone plans something for the 1 year anniversary of the closing of the Club.

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