Both the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resorts have everything one would need right there on property, meaning that guests don’t have to leave the resort’s property if they don’t want to for their entire vacation! From the theme parks during the day to the nightlife in the evening, these two places have everything one would ever need to have fun from sun-up until way past sun down!
While you may know plenty about everything there is to do at Disney and Universal during the daytime, did you know that there are a plethora of after-hours activities as well? In addition to Downtown Disney’s Pleasure Island and Universal’s CityWalk, there are plenty of things for patrons over the age of 21 to do. To find out more about the nightlife at these two vacation destinations, just keep reading below!
The Walt Disney World Resort may be known for its ability to capture the hearts and minds of children (and the young at heart), but Disney also took into account that they would have more adult visitors to the property than kids. In fact, Disney has become one of the fastest-growing wedding and honeymoon destinations over the past few years, proving that Disney has perfected the sophisticated side of the company. The biggest nightlife opportunity for visitors is at Downtown Disney and Pleasure Island. Here, guests can opt to visit the number of clubs at Pleasure Island, all of which have different themes and music (among the most popular clubs is Motion, a top-40 dance club , 8 Trax, which plays the best of the 70s and 80s and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Beach Club, a casual bar that plays continuous rock ‘n’ roll hits all evening long, with live bands performing covers on select nights). Or, if you want more low-key action, live music is nearby at the House of Blues, while Disney’s newest watering hole, Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, is situated just outside the clubs at Pleasure Island as well.
If you are a guest at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, or just happen to be visiting the BoardWalk for entertainment, you also won’t want to miss Jelly Rolls and the Atlantic Dance Hall. Each evening, Jelly Rolls lights up the BoardWalk with its dueling pianos and crowd participation, while the Atlantic Dance Hall keeps guests grooving all night long just next door.
While all of these above venues may keep Disney guests occupied at night, Universal has an equally as hip nightlife scene right on property as well. Among the establishments you will encounter at CityWalk are the Red Coconut Club, the newest venture that sits atop CityWalk, the groove – a dance club with a different theme each night – or Pat O’Brien’s, a re-creation of New Orleans’ favorite watering hole. Or, if you are looking to ‘waste away in Margaritaville,’ you can head on over to the bar at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, one of more than 10 restaurants situated at CityWalk.
While Universal’s CityWalk is an extraordinary way to spend an evening, the Hard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Sessions are a unique way to spend a night of your vacation as well. These cocktail parties, held on the last Thursday of each month, feature popular bands in an intimate setting in the hotel. While the Velvet Sessions are reservations-only parties (you can request an invitation on their web site), they are a great way to kick off any evening before hitting up CityWalk, which is located not far from the three Universal Resort hotels.
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