Sunday, June 9, 2013

Club Report: Atlantic Dance Hall

Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney's Boardwalk Resort on a Saturday night during the tourist season!  Ought to be crowded.  It was not.  No one knows ADH is here because no one advertises it!
One great surprise was DJ Willie on the controls!  You know him from Pleasure Island (8TRAX, RRBC, Motion, PI Live, Celebrate Tonight) and you know him from CityWalk (The Groove, Red Coconut Club, CW Main Stage)!  He was the "Final Night" DJ at 8TRAX.
The music was a mix of Hip Hop, Line Dances and mercifully some EDM as well!  Just not a lot of patrons.  Several people told me I should have been there Friday night when it was packed.  And that is the story of ADH.  When there's a convention on property it can be packed.  And when there isn't, it isn't.
He gave us the full "Britney Bitch" version of's "Scream & Shout" song!  I still give Willy credit for the best post-PI night ever at The Groove when his mostly EDM sets that night proved that you can play Electronic Dance Music there and keep the floor jammed!  And we've been hearing increasing amounts of it there ever since.
He played the "Get Lucky" song ft. Pharrell Williams off the new Daft Punk album.  The Blog has an article about this excellent album this coming Tuesday.
And on this quiet Saturday night at the Happiest Place on Earth, a good time was had by......a few!


Jeff - Gainesville said...

Not sure I'd ever go back there. It's a good venue and the crowd was alright last weekend but Disney officials were all too eager to shoe us away from the Boardwalk once they closed - even though my group was staying at the Boardwalk Hotel. I didn't appreciate it at all. The crowd I was in wasn't being overly loud but yet they kept saying - "quiet, there are people sleeping here". They weren't so quiet when they took my money inside for drinks! Yeah, I doubt I'll go there again.

KingBob said...

Jeff, what happened to you is the major reason why Disney does not promote the place. They don't want large crowds leaving the place between midnight and 2am and making noise that might wake-up those rich folks in those $400/night rooms above the Boardwalk.

I believe Disney's contract to supply a night club to the Swan & Dolphin expires in 2014. It will be very interesting to see what becomes with ADH. It's the only remaining nightclub run by Disney and it's obvious they don't like running nightclubs.

Now hush and quit being so loud; there are people sleeping here!