Pleasure Island was an exclusive nightlife district located in Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) at the Walt Disney World Resort for a number of years. Open from 1989-2008, Pleasure Island offered Guests 21 and over (and sometimes 18+) nightlife and entertainment right by Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts. The icon of Pleasure Island, the Funmeister, or Moon Man was a character used in signage around the area as well as in marketing campaigns promoting Disney’s on-property nightlife. If you’re missing things like the Adventurer’s Club, 8TRAX, and celebrating New Year’s Eve any day of the year, we just came across one eBay listing you might want to add to your Disney collection.
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An original Funmeister neon sign that once greeted Guests as they entered Pleasure Island is currently listed on eBay for $15,000. The rare Walt Disney World item is listed as showing signs of wear and tear, as well as exposure to the elements given that it was displayed outdoors for a number of years before Downtown Disney began a transformation that would ultimately become Disney Springs.
The listing also notes that the neon has been removed from the interior of the piece, and that “Scratches and paint chips are expected and a badge of honor with this park icon.”
If you are interested in buying the sign or making an offer on it, you can find the full eBay listing here.
This is not the first time a rare piece of Walt Disney World history has made its way to eBay. A trash can from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort was recently listed, too, (and it looks like as of this writing it’s still available!). And last year, we even came across an entire cabin from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground up for sale on Craigslist!
If you have the budget for these rare Disney Parks finds, it never hurts to check on eBay and Craigslist- You never know what you might find!