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Disney made the big announcement today that we've been waiting for!
As you can see, the name Pleasure Island will be phased out and the construction will take a couple years. Artist renderings show the name being changed to Downtown Disney Hyperion Wharf. Another shows the view from the waterfront with the current Paradiso 37 to the right and something different located where Harley Davidson is currently housed. No venue names announced today. We've previously reported on the Schussler Creative concept restaurants that are likely coming.
Nothing in today's announcement says that the Mannequins/8TRAX building is coming down and indeed, the new name is prominently placed on top of the Mannequins building where the current Pleasure Island sign is located. A big disappointment, yes? But other than the name itself, there are no surprises here since the Blog reported on the nautical concept and the thousands of dollars in lighting previously. The Mannequins - 8TRAX building remaining has been reported on here as well.