Subsequently we saw a nightly family party called Celebrate Tonight offered on the Island which mercifully gave way to various bands and musicians offering entertainment to passersby. Whenever something new was announced for the area, there was always a ray of hope that it would include adult-only nightlife. Initially some of the former clubs were offered for rental but there were few takers and pretty much everything remained dark for years.
First of all, one of our readers recently spoke to a restaurant manager in Disney Springs who told him that there will be entertainment daily in The Edison and it will be adults only after 9PM. We're told the entertainment will vary but will include aerobatics, contortionists and DJ's. This is of course similar to what we've reported takes place at The Edison Los Angeles. We're told there will be an underground speakeasy but it won't be themed as the Neverland Tunnels as rumored. And of course Walt's Place won't exist but we assume the performance arena could have a different name than The Edison it's connected to. (Editors Note: We're leaving our sources anonymous in this article in order to preserve their relations with their sources.)
Another source tells us of a conversation with someone else down on the Island who alluded to Disney being cyclical and while there won't be a adult nightlife district per se, adult nightlife was being integrated over the next year or so into Disney Springs. He told our source that Disney knows how much people miss Pleasure Island. He made reference to (The Edison) building being painted in two different colors and two different architectural styles and there being a reason for that.
This source also points to a June article in The Disney Blog (link) indicating that The Edison complex is actually 4 different venues, not just the 3 we're aware of! Apparently the performance arena section is being themed as a former airline terminal!
With The Edison opening in "Late 2017" and this being August, we should know pretty soon!