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Now that Pleasure Island's gone...

What do you do at night? Especially if the parks close early?

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SpaceAce wrote:
What do you do at night? Especially if the parks close early?

We enjoy the resort restaurants, visit area malls, and have a tradition where at least once we go over to Celebration and have dinner in the diner on the main street there.

We've even taken in a movie or two over the years either at Downtown Disney or at Celebration.

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MouseTraveler wrote:
SpaceAce wrote:
What do you do at night? Especially if the parks close early?

We enjoy the resort restaurants, visit area malls, and have a tradition where at least once we go over to Celebration and have dinner in the diner on the main street there.

We've even taken in a movie or two over the years either at Downtown Disney or at Celebration.

The only times I've ever had problems with the nights was in a February trip where everything closed pretty early and after dinner was done everything was closed. I was used to trips later in the year when you could go to a late dinner and still have an EMH somewhere to go to.

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I really enjoy going to Jellyrolls (though I haven't been for a while), and I've heard great things about the live entertainment at Raglan Road.

You can also catch the movies on the beach at Fort Wilderness (campfire, too!), Beach Club, Wilderness Lodge, Contemporary, and others (maybe GF?)

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MouseTraveler wrote:
at least once we go over to Celebration and have dinner in the diner on the main street there.


Good idea. What type of food? Do you need reservations?

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I really enjoy going to Jellyrolls (though I haven't been for a while), and I've heard great things about the live entertainment at Raglan Road.

What type of live entertainment do they have at Raglan Road? And how is Jellyrolls these days? I've heard that with Pleasure Island closed, it gets packed.

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at least once we go over to Celebration and have dinner in the diner on the main street there.


Good idea. What type of food? Do you need reservations?

Its like an American food diner so they have a little bit of everything. You don't need reservations and they have seating both inside and on the street. Every time we've ever shown up, there hasn't been a wait.

There's another restaurant down the street which is a little more upscale and Italian (I think). I'm not sure about reservations there.

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I'm seriously considering putting that on the agenda for the next trip. Is the food in Celebration Disney-ish? I can't tell you exactly what it is but all the Disney dining has a quality that I get tired of after a while. Is it run by Disney?

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I'm seriously considering putting that on the agenda for the next trip. Is the food in Celebration Disney-ish? I can't tell you exactly what it is but all the Disney dining has a quality that I get tired of after a while. Is it run by Disney?

It is not Disney-ish. There are no talking Ducks or Mice anywhere to be seen. You won't see Disney souvenirs either.

The food is varied and I've never had a bad meal there. Other than the town being a Disney creation, I don't think they have anything to do with it.

Downtown is a very small place of about 2-3 blocks with restaurants, shops, movie theater and ice cream parlor. I really enjoy having dinner, seeing what changes have been made, and (quite frankly) dreaming of how nice it would be to be in the position to live in such a place. The main street overlooks the water there at Celebration (a lake?), and its nice to just sit and watch whats going on while having dinner.

We usually do it early in the trip, but it might be nice to take a break in the middle for a relaxing night.

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MouseTraveler wrote:

Its like an American food diner so they have a little bit of everything.

Looks good...and cheap!

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bali wrote:
I really enjoy going to Jellyrolls (though I haven't been for a while), and I've heard great things about the live entertainment at Raglan Road.

What type of live entertainment do they have at Raglan Road? And how is Jellyrolls these days? I've heard that with Pleasure Island closed, it gets packed.


Raglan Road has live Irish music and dancing, and I haven't been to Jellyrolls since PI closed, so I'll have to let you know the next time I go. I've heard that slumps in visitors drove them to make every night "cast members get in free" night, so that's packed the place. And the few cast member nights I've attended there have clearly informed me to never go on cast member nights! I wonder what the policy is now that they seem to be seeing a bit more business.

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You could also go see if there's anyone inside the Dance Hall on the Boardwalk.