AMC Disney Springs 24

1500 Buena Vista Drive,
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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rivest266 on November 20, 2016 at 4:11 pm

July 3rd, 1997 grand opening ad for the expansion. It was the largest theatre in the state.

rivest266 on November 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm

This opened on December 16th, 1988. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

greenth1ng on November 14, 2016 at 9:50 am

Seating capacities at this theater (via Fandango’s reserved seating service):

  • Theater 1 (ETX) – 465 seats

  • Theater 2 – 524 seats

  • Theater 3 – 153 seats

  • Theater 4 – 115 seats

  • Theaters 5 & 7 – 116 seats

  • Theater 6 – 118 seats

  • Theater 8 – 128 seats

  • Theater 9 – 154 seats

  • Theater 10 – 130 seats

  • Theater 11 – 132 seats

  • Theaters 12 & 13 – 353 seats

  • Theaters 14, 17, & 18 – 121 seats

  • Theater 15 – 123 seats

  • Theater 16 – 124 seats

  • Theaters 19, 21, & 24 – 96 seats

  • Theaters 20 & 23 – 127 seats

  • Theater 22 – 105 seats

Theaters 19 through 24 are AMC’s Fork & Screen theaters.

Zootopialover98 on October 17, 2016 at 5:44 pm

I added in an advertisement when it was a 10 screen and now we need the one with 24 screens

Mikeoaklandpark on October 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm

It was AMC Pleasure Island 8 when it opened.

Zootopialover98 on October 14, 2016 at 11:35 pm

Sorry that i am nagging about grand opening ads but they are so hard for me to find the ones i want to see

Zootopialover98 on October 14, 2016 at 11:34 pm

This theatre used to be named AMC Pleasure Island 24,then to AMC Downtown Disney 24 I bet whoever finds the grand opening ad i think it will be named Pleasure Island

CMulcahy9207 on January 3, 2016 at 10:24 pm

This theatre is now called AMC Disney Springs 24

Tony DeWald
Tony DeWald on June 30, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Atmos isn’t listed on their site or Fandango anymore.

ridethectrain on April 24, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Theatre 1 ETX auditorium has Atmos

cgimovieman on July 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm

If anyone has any pictures of this theater from it’s very early days, I’d be very curious to see them. Despite the vastness of the internet, I’ve yet to find more than 2 or 3 after a long time spent searching. In the early 90’s it was a real gem. One of the very very best in the whole country, but the whole complex surrounding it by Pleasure Island and Planet Hollywood was so open and new. The place is still great, but has gotten so developed and is always so crowded, that I really miss those early days.

Giles on July 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm

which auditorium has the Atmos system?

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on July 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm

The new screen setup for the AMC Downtown Disney 24, as far as the Fork & Screen side is concerned is as follow: Theatres #19 & 20 is on the right hand side when you walk in, with both on the hallway on the right side, and a wall on the left hand side seperating Theatres #1 to 18 (The ETX [Aud #1]/Stadium Seating Side, and Theatres #21-24 on the left hand side, with Theatres #21 & #23 on the left hand side of the hallway, and #22 & 24 on the right hand side of the hallway. The “AMC MacGuffins” bar is where the concession stand used to be.

CSWalczak on May 11, 2011 at 11:10 am

Six screening rooms (on the Planet Hollywood) at this megaplex have been converted to AMC’s dine-and-view concept: View link.

John Fink
John Fink on January 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Here’s some pics – View link – It looks like there are at least two bars – one on the first floor next to the “new” concession stand by Theaters 1 and 2 and one on the mezzine level for Theaters 1 & 2 (where they had a short lived cafe I believe for a few years). The Concession Stand of the Future looks like it has an impressive selection including flavored popcorn (the large is $9.75!) and includes the new Coke Freestyle machines.

John Fink
John Fink on January 31, 2011 at 9:36 pm

The theater predates “Downtown Disney” – it’s original 10-screen configuration was an entertainment anchor of Pleasure Island, along with Planet Hollywood (both were off Pleasure Island proper, ie: allowing access to those 21 and under after 6PM without an adult). The theatre expanded to 24 screens with the opening of Downtown Disney West Side and got a second box office and entrance adjacent to the now defunct Virgin Megastore.

The theater is also getting a Fork & Screen “upgrade” (my guess is the original concession stand adjacent to Hyperon Wharf (a re-envisioning of Pleasure Island and open in 2013) will become McGuffins and the 5 right side theaters will become the Fork & Screen auditoriums). Perhaps other upgrades (as suggested by cgimovieman) will occur in the transition as AMC has opened a “Concession Stand of the future” ( – which sounds similar but more extensive version of what Drive-Ins have and the “express” concession General Cinema tried and abandoned in their newer plexes a few years before AMC bought them. AMC is doing weird stuff lately.

Bway on January 31, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I guess because Pleasure Island doesn’t really exist anymore. Used to be a fun place….

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on January 31, 2011 at 10:59 am

Since January 1, this theatre is now named “AMC Downtown Disney 24 Theatres”

Giles on November 8, 2010 at 11:21 am

it’s AMC’s answer to IMAX, Regal’s RPX and Cinemark’s XD systems where the auditorium is upgraded to feature the largest screen possible – 4K digial projection w/ 3D and custom sound where a multitude of speakers are placed in, around and behind the screen

CSWalczak on November 8, 2010 at 11:21 am

It stands for “Enhanced Theater Experience,” a trade name that AMC uses for for its large format, non-IMAX screens.

Giles on November 8, 2010 at 11:18 am

ETX: ‘Enhanced Theatre Experience’

Mikeoaklandpark on November 8, 2010 at 10:45 am

Ok, would someone please tell what ETX means?

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on November 8, 2010 at 9:16 am

The AMc Pleasure Island 24 only has 1 ETX screen, according to the AMC website. I don’t know if it’s Screen #1 or Screen #2 (the ones by the now shuttered Virgin megastore)

Bway on August 12, 2010 at 7:52 am

This unfortunate reality seems to mirror how Disney has let Pleasure Island itself to be destroyed. The whole area around Pleasure Island is a shadow of what it once was in the 1990’s. Sad.

cgimovieman on August 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I can remember this theater in the 90’s. It was a true gem. Premieres (I think just for the U.S.) were held here for Dick Tracy and The Rocketeer in the early few years of the 90’s. It’s theaters 19 and 20 were two of the only THX certified theaters in the whole state of Florida. I’ve lived right near them now for a good 13 years, but in the years before then I used to come down to Orlando on vacation and marvel at how first class AMC Pleasure Island was. It had 3 separate concession stands (one at each end and one in the center), a specifically made round customer service desk in the center, great video game areas, and a small room near the south entrance that held self-serve ticket kiosks. It also kept right up to date with all of the projection and sound format technologies in all of it’s theaters big and small. Sadly now in recent years, I have very seldom gone back to AMC Pleasure Island. The center concession stand and customer service desk have been completely removed, the small specialty room with it’s kiosks is closed up, most of it’s video games have been removed and the few remaining are pretty horrible, and the theater in general doesn’t have the “premiere” feel that it used to. Most disappointing, the technologies and physical layouts in the theaters have had little update. A good 6 of it’s theaters (17, 18, and 21-24) do not even have stadium seating, but rather a more bowl-shaped array of seats rising slightly in the front and back with a trough-like feel in the center. Most of it’s theaters have no digital projection and a very small array of surround speakers. In some theaters these surrounds only number around 4 (2 on each side). It has made some improvements to it’s biggest theaters. Screens 1 and 2 as I understand have had screen, sound, and projection changes and are now labeled under AMC’s EXT name. Theaters 19 and 20 (the two old THX theaters) lost their THX certification several years ago now, I believe for the added financial cost of THX’s rigorous regular testing, but are still 2 of the 4 biggest screens. These two have had digital projectors off and on in the past several years, but I’ve never been able to figure out when they utilize that technology and when they do not. I believe they each have both traditional film projectors as well as DLP, but depending on the film, do not use the DLP. In a time where some theater complexes such as Rave have ALL digital projection and are uniform throughout, I’ve never been able to understand why AMC has not kept up AMC Pleasure Island 24 with it being in such a premiere location. I have written AMC corporate several letters over the years explaining this, but the only response has been a “thanks for your comments” and being thrown the bone of a free movie ticket. However nothing much as been done to address the concerns. I long for the good ‘ol days of this theater in the 90’s when it truly was world-class.