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Since the closing of the club-centered nighttime district Pleasure Island at Downtown Disney fans have wondered what would replace the area. Disney has let the mouse out of the bag and announced the new Hyperion Wharf area, planned for a 2013 opening.
As described by Disney, "the district will come to life with a nostalgic yet modern take on an early 20th century port city and amusement pier. By day, stylish boutiques and innovative restaurants will draw you in and by night, thousands of lights will transform the area into an electric wonderland."
The new area will feature a relaxing waterside park (seen above), expanded pedestrian walkways, and increase overall dining options at Downtown Disney by 25%.
Other areas of Downtown Disney will see renovations as well. The LEGO Imagination Center will be expanded and feature new outdoor displays that feature classic Disney movies. The AMC Theatre will receive new digital technology, a do-it-yourself concession stand, and the State's first Fork & Screen Theatre.
Check out more drawings of the new area on the Disney Parks Blog.