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Hyperion Wharf Delayed, But Changes Still Happening

Posted on July 12, 2011

From Thomas Smith on the Disney Parks Blog:

In November, we shared plans to re-imagine Pleasure Island and bring other new and compelling experiences to life at Downtown Disney. Today, we’d like to update you on our progress.

First, we’re excited that some of the new experiences we announced are already becoming favorites, like the newly expanded LEGO Imagination Center and AMC’s first Dine-In Theatre in Florida. The great news is there is more on the way.

Recently, Orlando Harley-Davidson opened its newly expanded 3,635-square-foot store at Downtown Disney West Side. The largest and most interactive Harley merchandise store of its kind, it draws guests in with a 40-foot tower and massive LCD/LED screens showing specially produced footage of motorcycles in action. Guests are also able to see and sit on some of the latest Harley-Davidson motorcycles and a brand new production studio lets guests be pictured in their favorite riding spot or transformed into real bikers. Guests can even design biker vests of their own.

Later this summer, Apricot Lane Boutique, a specialty retail store that offers celebrity-inspired branded apparel, affordable fashion jewelry, handbags and accessories, will open in the space the Harley-Davidson store previously occupied on Pleasure Island.

*This is an artist rendering and is subject to change.

This fall, construction will begin on Splitsville, a 50,000-square-foot upscale entertainment center that combines bowling with billiards, dining, music and nightlife. To make way for this experience, RIDEMAKERZ, currently located on the West Side, will move to the Marketplace.

Over on Pleasure Island, we’ve completed removing some of the buildings that aren’t part of our future plans. During the course of this site work, we identified opportunities to further refine our master plan and are pausing to evaluate them. What does this mean for you? While we’re moving quickly, it will admittedly cause a delay in construction. But we’re willing to bet that any delay will be worth the wait once we’re able to share details about the exciting work we’ve been doing.

Topics: Downtown Disney, Shopping | 5 Comments »

  • http://twitter.com/GraceysButler Ron D’Anna

    Does that art make it look like it’s taking over the Disneyquest building too?

  • Anonymous

    The Theming there looks great!
    And Ron I’m not sure.

  • http://twitter.com/GraceysButler Ron D’Anna

    I mean I doubt it, there’s that alley between them that they use for service vehicles, but one could hope…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XCDMFGOB3ECJJORVYXXRDDURQM Nicholas

    This looks like something that could be awesome in that large space.  And I am sure that Disney Quest is staying,  there is enough space in the old Virgin Megastore to house all that you see in the concept art.

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