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Splitsville Almost Ready to ‘Roll In and Rock Out’ at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on November 13th, 2012 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World Resort

Construction has been underway on the new Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Downtown Disney for several months now, and I bet you’ve been wondering how things are going over there.

Me too.

So, I decided to pop by there the other day to check out the place and find out firsthand what’s going on behind those construction walls. Splitsville founders Guy Revelle and Mark Gibson, two of the driving forces behind the project, suited me up in a hard hat, vest and safety glasses and allowed me to take a look around. Afterwards, they talked to me about what we can all expect when the doors to the place are finally swung open.

I was really interested in what they had to say. I thought you would be too, so we shot this video of them talking about everything from the construction process to the excitement surrounding the greatly anticipated grand opening later this year.

Sorry, I could only show you a little of the actual venue right now because there’s still some construction going on (some of the video you’ll see includes renderings and video from their Tampa location), but I’ll definitely have a full video tour for you once we get a little closer to the grand opening. Be sure to check back here regularly for more updates from me, in particular when I announce the official grand opening date.

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Cindy from FL on November 13th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Can’t wait!! We love to bowl and we have been to Splitsville in Tampa!


Rob on November 13th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

“You’ve got a tremendous second-level patio, which looks back down towards Pleasure Island …”

Something you’re not telling us? There’s not much of Pleasure Island to look back down towards any more. Is Hyperion Wharf still happening, or is Pleasure Island coming back?


Robert from FL on November 13th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Grand opening? You mean December 7th? When you have a scheduled media event for “Splitsville Grand Opening” there?


Diane on November 13th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Looks like a great place? does anyone know if this venue plans to host the USBC national bowling tournament? I hope so!


Kathy on November 13th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I really hope this is open the first week of December when I am there! My son and I have been waiting for this since they first announced that they were building it! It just looks so cool!


Stephen from MD on November 14th, 2012 at 9:09 am

very cool


William on November 14th, 2012 at 9:17 am

I use to bowl all the time. I cannot wait for this venue to arrive at Downtown Disney. Looking forward to it so much.


Allie on November 14th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

This sounds like a lot of fun! We always have a few extra days built into our trips, for rainy days or non-park activities. We might need to dedicate one of them to bowling!

Robert, where did you hear about December 7th? If that’s true, it seems like EVERYTHING is opening on December 6th or 7th! I wonder why there are so many grand openings at one time?


John on November 23rd, 2012 at 6:35 am

I love downtown disney, we visit every year. We are from the South West, Beautiful Devon in UK. We and and run a Bed and Breakfast and book off 3 weeks every year just for Disney.

Can wait to visit



john from FL on December 9th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

We will be over there next nov.2013, do u have to make reservations for dinning &or bowling? We will be @Saratogo Spring Resort for our 1st Family reunion.We have been going to MarketPlace, Pleasure Island &Downtown Disney, ever since they opened.


Ruthie on December 12th, 2012 at 12:08 am

I can’t wait to go here even though its said to “Not be your fathers bowling alley” I can’t wait to go because bowling was my Dads’ passion He passed away in 2000 but the fondest memories are of bowling He coached the kids league that all five of us kids grew up in There was a professional bowler that lived down the block from us back then Mike Lemongello (Sp?) in North Babylon NY and I think Daddy secretly thought he would get a professional out of one of us. 😉 whenever I get to go I will wear his coaching shirt in his honor..kept it all these years…and I know he’ll be smiling