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KINGBOBOFTHENORTH 08-25-2008 06:37 PM

So What's Coming to the New Pleasure Island?
 
Supposedly higher-up managers at Disney World saw a presentation a few weeks ago about what's coming to the new Pleasure Island. Supposedly they left the meeting very impressed. Supposedly they're sworn to secrecy. Yet other than the officially announced Hanes t-shirt store, there has been nothing leaked.

Come on! Disboard members have more sources than Woodward & Bernstein. Yet I've seen nothing. There has to be some information floating around out there. What's coming to PI that's going to make all the hoopla worthwhile? I'm hoping for hippo feedings and zip lines!

BobK/Orlando
but live from Chicago

doconeill 08-25-2008 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by KINGBOBOFTHENORTH (Post 27153135)
Supposedly higher-up managers at Disney World saw a presentation a few weeks ago about what's coming to the new Pleasure Island. Supposedly they left the meeting very impressed. Supposedly they're sworn to secrecy. Yet other than the officially announced Hanes t-shirt store, there has been nothing leaked.

Come on! Disboard members have more sources than Woodward & Bernstein. Yet I've seen nothing. There has to be some information floating around out there. What's coming to PI that's going to make all the hoopla worthwhile? I'm hoping for hippo feedings and zip lines!

BobK/Orlando


Oooh...a zip line top/from SSR might boost bookings there...

LuluLovesDisney 08-25-2008 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by doconeill (Post 27154658)
Oooh...a zip line top/from SSR might boost bookings there...

lmao!!!!

Seriously, I'm w the OP, I'd love to know what's going on--it better be good since they're killing my Adventurer's Club!

TDC Nala 08-25-2008 10:42 PM

They must have never seen a tethered balloon before.

Maistre Gracey 08-26-2008 01:20 AM

My source says they will be offering a v-neck addition to the t-shirt line...
I wish I could back that up with multiple sources, but for now that's unverified...

MG

Jason71 08-26-2008 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by KINGBOBOFTHENORTH (Post 27153135)
Supposedly higher-up managers at Disney World saw a presentation a few weeks ago about what's coming to the new Pleasure Island. Supposedly they left the meeting very impressed.

Considering they apparently are not impressed by the pinnacle of Disney Imagineering that is the AdClub, I think thier opinion is somewhat suspect.

One interesting tidbit I picked up on...the new frozen Kungaloosh machine in the Club (frozen Kungalooshes are back BTW) will be going to the outside bar when the Club closes. So apparently outside drink sales will continue at the new "family-friendly" DTD.

sassytink03 08-26-2008 08:12 AM

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One interesting tidbit I picked up on...the new frozen Kungaloosh machine in the Club (frozen Kungalooshes are back BTW) will be going to the outside bar when the Club closes. So apparently outside drink sales will continue at the new "family-friendly" DTD.
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Oh, that makes perfect sense..:rolleyes: Let's close down the best club around, but let's leave the bar open outside. Get real Disney! Do they really think that we will go buy a drink at the bar when there is nothing else there for us? Besides, with Disney closing down the bus drop off point and the rest of the clubs, who is going to go there just to have a drink right now?

disrailfan 08-26-2008 02:33 PM

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Besides, with Disney closing down the bus drop off point and the rest of the clubs, who is going to go there just to have a drink right now?
So does that mean they are opening the west side stop back up if they are closing the PI Stop?

KINGBOBOFTHENORTH 08-26-2008 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by disrailfan (Post 27170151)
So does that mean they are opening the west side stop back up if they are closing the PI Stop?

Yes, this is confirmed on another thread.


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Originally Posted by Jason71 (Post 27161388)
So apparently outside drink sales will continue at the new "family-friendly" DTD.

Yes, I have confirmed this. The woman who currently is the manager of Mannequins will manage the outside bars on PI. I believe 3 will remain open; the one near the hub, the one adjacent Comedy Warehouse and the "hut" outside AC.


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Originally Posted by doconeill (Post 27154658)
Oooh...a zip line top/from SSR might boost bookings there...

Hey, not a bad idea. Or maybe a cable car operation!

BobK/Orlando

patsal 08-26-2008 06:46 PM

Oh goody, now I can get drunk whilst wearing my sweet personalized V neck tee and blow chunks from the tethered balloon ride:rolleyes: I can hardly wait. Seriously what is the deal with the tethered balloon ride--totallly lame-o!

Honey81808 08-26-2008 08:10 PM

My husband and I went on Friday night and it was HORRIBLE!! The cigarette and cigar smoke was horrific. We went to Mannequins and it was just horrific as well the music sucked because they kept mixing it with awful techno beat circa 1990 Webster Hall NYC. The crowd was VERY cougar like. There were three woman groping each other and dancing way to close to one another. we also went to Motion was not good at all. The played AWFUL hip hop by many people with the title LIL in front of there names. It's wasn't the PI that I recalled from my youth that i was dying to go back to. I can see why they are closing it. I understand that it's part of Disney but once you start letting ANYONE into a club like scene it is eventually going to go downhill.

cranbiz 08-27-2008 12:14 AM

Sorry,

The PI bus stops are closing for rehab and will reopen around Sept 12th.

Jason71 08-27-2008 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by patsal (Post 27175262)
Seriously what is the deal with the tethered balloon ride--totallly lame-o!

The same company that built the London Eye is building a giant ferris wheel with observation decks just off I-Drive. Need to put that out of business!

While I'm glad it means a few of my bartenders will continue to work, I stil can't get over the absurdity of TWO bars across from one another, surrounded by a surf shop and a bunch of empty buildings. It will be worse than Festival Bay.

zulemara 08-27-2008 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Honey81808 (Post 27177136)
My husband and I went on Friday night and it was HORRIBLE!! The cigarette and cigar smoke was horrific. We went to Mannequins and it was just horrific as well the music sucked because they kept mixing it with awful techno beat circa 1990 Webster Hall NYC. The crowd was VERY cougar like. There were three woman groping each other and dancing way to close to one another. we also went to Motion was not good at all. The played AWFUL hip hop by many people with the title LIL in front of there names. It's wasn't the PI that I recalled from my youth that i was dying to go back to. I can see why they are closing it. I understand that it's part of Disney but once you start letting ANYONE into a club like scene it is eventually going to go downhill.

So you saw three women dancing too close together(be glad you don't get me on a soapbox here) in the club everyone regards as the gay club, then you went to the top 40s club when you obviously don't like top 40s music, and then come out of it saying PI should close? Did you try 8-trax? did you try the AC or CW? Thank god you didn't go into BET, you would have REALLY been complaining.

PI has something for everyone. If you don't like techno or top 40s, I'm assuming you would at least enjoy 70s and 80s.

Honey81808 08-27-2008 04:10 PM

I DO like top 40. My husband always comments that I have the music taste of a High School Freshman. I'm very diverse in my music choices, my IPOD goes from Jay- Z to Kerli. We did go to 8 track I guess overall the crowd was just way to old to me. It looked like old people trying to regain there youth and very classless people ALSO I wasn't offended by the fact that the three woman were dancing together they were just not attractive and older like in their 40's. Gay or not that to me is way too old to be doing that. Also I think because I'm originally from NYC and live in Boston my expectations of clubbing or going out are a bit higher.


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