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Downtown Disney Introduction

With the world’s largest Disney character emporium, exquisitely themed celebrity restaurants, retail boutiques for every taste, a virtual-reality arcade and some of the world’s hottest nightclubs, Downtown Disney offers an extraordinary mix of entertainment, dining, dancing and shopping at Walt Disney World Resort. Plus, Downtown Disney parking is free.

Divided into three districts -- West Side, Marketplace and Pleasure Island -- encompassing 120 acres along the southern shore of Buena Vista Lagoon, Downtown Disney bursts with excitement for all ages, whether guests come to eat, shop, dance or enjoy live entertainment.

Inspired by Broadway, Hollywood, traditional "downtowns" and the high-tech world of digital entertainment and virtual reality, Downtown Disney treats guests to a dazzling set of activities from morning until well after midnight:

  • Downtown Disney West Side features a permanent Cirque du Soleil theater with an original theatrical show, La Nouba, produced exclusively for Walt Disney World Resort; DisneyQuest, a five-story, 100,000-square-foot indoor theme park filled with the latest in interactive entertainment and high-tech fun; Gloria and Emilio Estefan's Bongos Cuban Cafe; House of Blues; Wolfgang Puck Cafe; Virgin Megastore; Planet Hollywood; and AMC 24 Theatres.
  • Downtown Disney Marketplace features a wide variety of shopping and dining adventures for every age and budget, including Once Upon a Toy, a toy store filled with exclusive playthings from Disney and Hasbro; Disney's Pin Traders, the premier location for pin trading at Walt Disney World Resort; Rainforest Café; McDonald's; Wolfgang Puck Express; Earl of Sandwich; LEGO Imagination Center; Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop; and World of Disney, the world's largest Disney character merchandise location.
  • Downtown Disney Pleasure Island is alive with seven themed nightclubs. For nonstop club hopping there’s Adventurers Club, BET SoundStage Club, The Comedy Warehouse, 8Trax, Mannequins Dance Palace, Motion and Rock 'n Roll Beach Club. Admission to all of the Pleasure Island clubs is included in the regular ticket price of $20.95 plus tax. Annual passes are available for $55.95 plus tax. Adjacent to Pleasure Island (and requiring no special admission charge) is Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, which features the very best of authentic Irish food, drink, heritage and live entertainment. And nearby is the Harley-Davidson store, featuring apparel, gifts and collectibles



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