We know that Disney are well on the way with their Hyperion Wharf plans and a lot of construction has been going on recently but not until now do we have some indication of exactly what. Hyperion Wharf 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.” according to the Disney Parks Blog. Many of the old buildings have been knocked down and there is still more to come. Take a look at the images one of our readers, Kathy uncovered,
This first image confirms what we already knew. Both Motion and the Beachclubs demolition has begun. If anything, the plans show just how much space will be created from the removal of these two buildings.
With the removal of the original building, there will be a much larger floor space for people to meander through as well as space for moveable street carts and live entertainment. It really does look like the area will be given a seafront feel. Raglan road will become a focal point of one end with the outdoor patio and Portobello at the other end of the East End. On the left we can see the large circular, lily pad style space. This is expected to become the new Pleasure Island Amphitheater and will allow larger scale performances to go on. To its right is a curved path giving access to disabled guests too. Just below the curved path is a circular shaped building. This is possibly any outdoor bar or refreshment stand. Perfect to pick up a snack on your way to the theatre or as you stroll the promenade.
And finally, the bad news. Here is the confirmation of what we all new was coming but never wanted to admit. The demolition of the Adventurer’s Club has been confirmed as well as the demolition of the BET Soundstage. Across the pathway, the Comedy Warehouse looks like it is going to survive. The lower level of the building in front of the Comedy Warehouse will survive as this is offices for management and admin but as guests wander around Pleasure Island on its second floor, it looks like this will become a large space too. Once finished, the area should like the image below.
The space will once again open up the waterfront and create a great open space. Although all of these images are designed to show the movement of water pipes etc, it could be that there are several new buidling that are not on the plan. Intertestingly, in the bottom right corner, there is space for a “Small Entertainment Parcel 2” that is not part of this project. Could this mean the Comedy Warehouse is going to return? I think we know the answer to that one but maybe, just maybe, there is a second phase to the Pleasure Island overhaul.
Your can see the full plans by clicking here