Club Disney premiered at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios on December 4th, 2015. The Disney character inspired, kids themed dance club was the first event hosted daily in the brand new “Sunset Showplace” building. Sunset Showcase is the new “Multi-Purpose” building located behind the Rock and Roller Coaster, next to the Tower of Terror, where there had been a cast member parking lot.
According to the Disney Web Site: Get Down and Get Animated! Join Mickey on the floor of this “electric” dance club while a DJ Host spins your favorite Radio Disney hits—and the walls spin too, with classic Disney animation! If the dancing gets too hot, chill out in the too-cool seating area—and recharge your phone while you wait! Club Disney will also feature a cool seating area and snack station, where you can refuel and recharge – both yourself and your electronic devices – before heading out for more adventures in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
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The multi-purpose building was announced in early 2015 and is intended to host just about any indoor event. Meanwhile, the first attraction “Club Disney” has only lasted two months! Club Disney’s last day of operation will be February 6, 2016. We have already had a glance into the next dance party to be hosted in the facility. A few weeks ago, Disney premiered “Club Villain”, a hard ticketed premium event hosted in Sunset Showplace. You can find details on the Disney parks blog here,
The first Club Villain took place January 16th, when the mysterious Dr. Facilier hosted an evening, welcoming guests and his friends from the “other side” to his parlor of mystical mishaps, with musical numbers and a wicked mix from his house DJ. Also stopping by to socialize are those divas of evil, Maleficent, Queen of Hearts, Cruella De Vil and the Evil Queen.
Club Villain provides a spellbinding evening to enjoy fiendish concoctions from the Potions Bar, savor culinary delights from New Orleans and beyond, meet with the villains and dance the night away. Club Villain takes place select evenings for $99 per person, tax and gratuity included.
While Club Villain is the current attraction, I’m sure we will see lots of entertainment options in the new “Sunset Showcase” building. I can’t wait to see what the future holds in this space, and all of Hollywood Studios.
I was able to visit Club Disney, and I have to say, it was a welcome break to the Florida heat and a great spot to let the kids release some energy. It was also a great spot to charge up some devices while the kids danced and played. It was one of the only places I know of that you could dance with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Goofy at the same time! Who knows, with all of the changes happening at Hollywood Studios, Club Disney could be back at any time… so be sure to check that times guide! Things are going to get interesting.
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