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Downtown Disney Hyperion Wharf

New dining, shopping and entertainment experiences are in the works for Downtown Disney and today we’re sharing a first look at what to expect in the future for the 120-acre complex. Look closely and you’ll see that Pleasure Island will evolve into a vibrant waterfront district called “Hyperion Wharf.” Downtown Disney Hotels

Hyperion Wharf 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.

Taking its name from Hyperion, the Greek god of light, as well as the street on which Walt Disney built his first major animation studio, the wharf district will also feature a relaxing lakeside park and enhanced pedestrian walkways. And its diverse eateries will expand dining availability at Downtown Disney by more than 25 percent.

Along with the new
Downtown Disney Hyperion Wharf district, other projects are underway at Downtown Disney, including:
An extensive renovation of Lego Imagination Center, which will increase its overall footprint by nearly 3,500 square-feet and add new Lego exterior models featuring scenes from classic Disney movies.

Enhancements at AMC Theatres that will take the movie-going experience at Downtown Disney to the next level with new digital technology, a Concession Stand of the Future and Florida’s first Fork & Screen Theater; and…
Numerous new or renovated retail shops and merchandise vignettes, as well as additional atmosphere entertainment, throughout Downtown Disney.

Construction on the Downtown Disney Hyperion Wharf district begins immediately and it’s scheduled to be completed in 2013.
Artist Rendering of the New Waterfront District 'Hyperion Wharf' at Downtown Disney Artist Rendering of the New Waterfront District 'Hyperion Wharf' at Downtown Disney Artist Rendering of the New Waterfront District 'Hyperion Wharf' at Downtown Disney

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Hyperion Wharf Restaurants at Downtown Disney

Raglan Road Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant

Irish Pub & Restaurant. Raglan Road is one of the newest restaurants at Downtown Disney and is located at the main entrance of Pleasure island. The ambiance and decor make for a really nice setting for dinner. If you don't like listening to a live band when you dine, then you should try to get there early before they start.
 T Rex restaurant T-Rex Cafe

If you like Rainforest Cafe, then you will probably love this place. It's loud, and if you're looking for a nice dinner where you can talk to the people you are with, this might not be the place.

This restaurant operates 11am - 11pm on Sunday thru Thursday and 11am - Midnight on Friday - Saturday. T-Rex has a Build-A-Dino Workshop by Build-A-Bear. T-Rex is part of the Premium, Platinum and Wine and Dine Packages.
Fulton's Crab House Fulton's Crab House

Fulton's Crab House is a seafood restaurant operated by Levy Restaurants since March 10, 1996. It originally opened on May 1, 1977 as the Empress Lilly (a homage to Walt Disney's wife). Operated by Disney, the restaurant was an authentic re-creation of a 19th century paddle steamer boat in Rococo (Louis XIV) style. The boat lost its paddle wheel and smoke stacks upon becoming Fulton's. Their head chef is Frank Walason.
Portobello at Hyperion Wharf Portobello

Italian restaurant patterned after an osteria.  This wonderful Italian cuisine at Downtown Disney is served in an inviting Mediterranean setting. Indoor and outdoor lakeside seating.

Open for lunch and dinner, menu offerings include fresh seafood, wood-burning oven pizza, beef, pasta, chickens and desserts. There's an extensive wine selection.

Paradiso 37

Paradiso 37

The lakeside eatery offers a variety of menu offerings representing the 37 countries of the Americas, plus an international wine bar, 37 varieties of tequila and 10 signature frozen margaritas. Paradiso 37 restaurant is located overlooking Village Lake on Hyperion Wharf. 

The menu features North, Central, and South American cuisine. There is also a international wine and tequila bar. Open daily for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining.

Hyperion Wharf Shopping at Downtown Disney

Fuego Cigars Fuego by Sosa Cigars

Located behind Raglan Road, Fuego offers a first-class, upscale retail selection of cigar and tobacco products along with smoking related accessories. This is not a large place, but it is a casual lounge setting that offers premium selections of draft and bottled beer, wines, cordials, coffee and tea, and assorted non-alcoholic beverages.

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Hyperion Wharf Orlando - Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle shop at Downtown Disney is located on Hyperion Wharf.

While you can't shop for the actual motorcycles at this store, they do have a few on display that you're welcome to have a close-up look at--you can even pose for photos on them. What this does have is lots of smaller merchandise--items such as tee-shirts (plenty of tee-shirts!), beer mugs, wallets and leather goods, knapsacks, assorted kitsch, and even a rack filled with squeaky dog toys.

Curl by Sammy Duvall

Curl by Sammy Duvall

a surf-themed retail establishment operated by Florida-based water skier Sammy Duvall.  High end Surf Shop which features a selection of trendy surf themed clothing and accessories, skateboards, surfboards, and other water sports gear.

On November 18, 2010 the Walt Disney World Resort announced the replacement project for the old Pleasure Island complex known as Hyperion Wharf. The project will include new shopping and dining outlets and extensive renovations and re-theming of the complex to an early century wharf themed enterntainment area.

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