Downtown Disney's Hyperion Wharf Construction Delayed

Just a year-and-a-half after plans for it were announced, construction on Disney's Hyperion Wharf has come to a halt. Work on the dining and shopping area that was to replace the long-shuttered Pleasure Island is now delayed indefinitely as Disney "pauses" to evaluate their "master plan."

In an update on its blog, Disney had this to say for guests and fans:

What does this mean for you? While we're moving quickly, it will admittedly cause a delay in construction. But we're willing to bet that any delay will be worth the wait once we're able to share details about the exciting work we've been doing.

At present, there is not a date set for which Hyperion Wharf will be finished; earlier expectations had it planned to debut sometime in 2013.

In other Downtown Disney news, there are more additions on the horizon. First, construction on a 50,000 square foot bowling and entertainment venue called "Splitsville" is set to begin this fall. It will be housed in the spot of the current store Ridemakerz on the west side of DD; Ridemakerz in turn will move to new location in the DD Marketplace.

Also, look for a new fashion store called "Apricot Lane Botique" to open this summer in the old Harley-Davidson location on Pleasure Island.


JeffC wrote on Sun, 07/17/2011 - 17:44:

I'm sure when it's done, whatever it turns out to be will be awesome....but it sure seems like a long time between closing PI and figuring out what to do with this area and completing it.

Melinda Gregory wrote on Mon, 07/18/2011 - 00:52:

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I agree, Jeff... a looong time in between. Eager to see what they'll come up with, though.

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