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Hyperion Wharf construction delayed, Splitsville Announced

by Leah Zanolla
Jul 15, 2011

Disney has announced that they have decided to delay construction on the new Hyperion Wharf entertainment district indefinitely as they re-evaluate their plans for the area. Hyperion Wharf, a modern version of an early 20th century entertainment pier, was meant to replace Pleasure Island and was only announced in November of 2010. According to Disney's official statement: "During the course of this site work, we identified opportunities to further refine our master plan and are pausing to evaluate them. 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."

While construction on Hyperion Wharf has been delayed, Disney also announced that Splitsville will be taking over the old Virgin Megastore building. Splitsville is a chain of entertainment venues complete with bowling alleys, billiards, dining and music. The Virgin Megastore building was most recently occupied by Ridemakerz but Ridemakerz will relocate to a smaller location in the Downtown Disney Marketplace.



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