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Old 02-28-2010, 08:51 PM   #871
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I would be happy to have liquor free comedy warehouse back it would be entertainment for afterdark which Disney lacks if there is no park open till Midnight
Agreed!!

I love the improv and since some of my favorite improv Streetmosphere actors are gone from the Studios and CW is gone, it just isn't the same.

IMO, AC and CW were unique and fun. If I were in charge, I would put something like CW on the Boardwalk and build an AC outside Animal Kingdom or at another resort, even if they were only open on alternating nights. (ie: CW open M, W, F and AC T, R, Sat to save costs.

Of course, all this means nothing, since I am not in charge and no one cares what I think. I've only dumped 1/4 of my income into Disney since I was 19 lol.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:15 PM   #872
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Excuse me?!?!?!?!? I beg to differ.

The "best club" was the Adventurers Club as far as a lot of us are concerned! Remember that the "save Pleasure Island" campaign paled in comparison to the "save the AC" campaign.

Not that Disney ever listened to any of it.

Frankly, I think they should go in and tear the whole thing down and make it into a parking lot. They've already killed it and there's no way to fix it.
I personally agree that the old AC just needs to be flattened. It should have been done even in it's peak.

Not to get rid of the AC, just to move it to a better facility. I went to PI for years before I realized anything went on in there, just because of the poor layout of the building prevented people from exploring the rooms and catching some of the "mini-shows".

Heck, even that time we all met up in there just to walk from one side of the main floor area to the bar was rough, since there were so many people crammed in a tiny room.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:32 AM   #873
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I would be happy to have liquor free comedy warehouse back it would be entertainment for afterdark which Disney lacks if there is no park open till Midnight
Considering it was unprofitable even when it pushed high-margin alcoholic drinks like crazy, I can't imagine Disney (or, far more likely, a third party operator) bringing it back without booze. It's not like there aren't five other businesses selling liquor on the Island right now, anyway.

I do think my fellow AdvClub fans need to cut Zulemara some slack. It's gone, folks--artifacts are gone, and it wouldn't work outside the PI 8-club model anyway. Just because we can't have the perfection of the AdvClub doesn't mean I wouldn't enjoy more places like, say, Fuego or Red Coconut. Some "just ok" to "alright (but still not the Club)" nightlife is better than none at all.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:32 AM   #874
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Considering it was unprofitable even when it pushed high-margin alcoholic drinks like crazy, I can't imagine Disney (or, far more likely, a third party operator) bringing it back without booze. It's not like there aren't five other businesses selling liquor on the Island right now, anyway.

I do think my fellow AdvClub fans need to cut Zulemara some slack. It's gone, folks--artifacts are gone, and it wouldn't work outside the PI 8-club model anyway. Just because we can't have the perfection of the AdvClub doesn't mean I wouldn't enjoy more places like, say, Fuego or Red Coconut. Some "just ok" to "alright (but still not the Club)" nightlife is better than none at all.
Well this is it in a nutshell eh? I'm going to Disney for 10 days in June. It's my annual 'cut loose and have some fun vacation'....

And for 9 nights.. I'll be off Disney property at CityWalk, or elsewhere in Orlando enjoying a nightclub environment. Of course I'll check out some of the on-property locations on the Boardwalk and probably even RIX over at CSR.

But... in years past I spent GOBS of money on my KTTW at PI. I mean, ridiculous amounts of $$ on overpriced drinks that I greatly enjoyed while dancing at 8Trax, Motion and Mannequins.

Obviously I was the exception I guess.. but it seems to me that for MASSIVE events (Like GayDays or Peak travel periods) where they know they can make money for a week - opening up a venue like 8-Trax oughta be a money maker for a week.

It's not like the Dj's that used to work there aren't still around .. and barstaff ain't THAT hard to find. I can bet that they'd get a lot of takers on those 'open shifts' if they were made available on a CM portal.

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Old 03-03-2010, 11:00 AM   #875
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And for 9 nights.. I'll be off Disney property at CityWalk, or elsewhere in Orlando enjoying a nightclub environment. Of course I'll check out some of the on-property locations on the Boardwalk and probably even RIX over at CSR.

But... in years past I spent GOBS of money on my KTTW at PI. I mean, ridiculous amounts of $$ on overpriced drinks that I greatly enjoyed while dancing at 8Trax, Motion and Mannequins.


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I have not been to WDW since about a year befor they closed PI( busy time got married, bought a house, and had a kid) I am now planning a trip back to WDW. With No PI I am seriously looking at hotels off property(Wilderness Cabins are still a strong possibility, but I am look at alternatives off property). My parents are going with us so we would have babysitters for a couple nights. I liked the ability to go to AC and Rock n roll beach club(which had already closed when I was there last) and be able to take a bus back to my resort. Now any place I would want to go I have to take a cab

I know these comments have all been made, and PI is not comming back in any form that I will find entertaining. I think My night life at WDW will now consist of Beer from wal mart and cards in my room (usually go with a lot of family) Money I would have spent at PI. This whole thing is just finally really starting to hit me now that I am planning on going down again.


I still remember my first visit to AC(for years I did not know what it was). It was the trip just befor my brother went off to paris Island( another type of PI) We walked in inbetween skits in the front area and did not know what it was because nothing was going on. had a drink and started walking out when the woman dressed up like a maid came out and started up her act. We Turned around sat back down and were hooked on the place ever since.

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I have not been to WDW since about a year befor they closed PI( busy time got married, bought a house, and had a kid) I am now planning a trip back to WDW. With No PI I am seriously looking at hotels off property(Wilderness Cabins are still a strong possibility, but I am look at alternatives off property). My parents are going with us so we would have babysitters for a couple nights. I liked the ability to go to AC and Rock n roll beach club(which had already closed when I was there last) and be able to take a bus back to my resort. Now any place I would want to go I have to take a cab

I know these comments have all been made, and PI is not comming back in any form that I will find entertaining. I think My night life at WDW will now consist of Beer from wal mart and cards in my room (usually go with a lot of family) Money I would have spent at PI. This whole thing is just finally really starting to hit me now that I am planning on going down again.


I still remember my first visit to AC(for years I did not know what it was). It was the trip just befor my brother went off to paris Island( another type of PI) We walked in inbetween skits in the front area and did not know what it was because nothing was going on. had a drink and started walking out when the woman dressed up like a maid came out and started up her act. We Turned around sat back down and were hooked on the place ever since.

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split stay....? half your time at a wdw hotel, half at a universal one where cw is walking distance?
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:22 PM   #877
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Disney pretty much conceded evening night club activities to Universal CityWalk. And CityWalk has turned it up a notch this week with the opening of a Fat Tuesday bar featuring frozen slushee-type alcoholic drinks. I've posted a picture of the place and the impressive drink menu at: www.savepleasureisland.blogspot.com.

CanadianGuy, great to have you returning back to Florida. I hope we can warm the weather up for you! It's been a crappy winter!

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Old 03-04-2010, 09:43 AM   #878
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Obviously I was the exception I guess.. but it seems to me that for MASSIVE events (Like GayDays or Peak travel periods) where they know they can make money for a week - opening up a venue like 8-Trax oughta be a money maker for a week.

It's not like the Dj's that used to work there aren't still around .. and barstaff ain't THAT hard to find. I can bet that they'd get a lot of takers on those 'open shifts' if they were made available on a CM portal.

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Agreed, it would be quite easy to use "banquet" people to cover shifts for a week. The fact that they never tried this in 2009, tho, I think basically shows that they never really had a clue, were just flying by the seat of thier pants.

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Disney pretty much conceded evening night club activities to Universal CityWalk. And CityWalk has turned it up a notch this week with the opening of a Fat Tuesday bar featuring frozen slushee-type alcoholic drinks. I've posted a picture of the place and the impressive drink menu at: www.savepleasureisland.blogspot.com.

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Used to love the one in Daytona Beach, looks like the two have a similar set-up. Hopefully this helps bring a little more life to the streets of CityWalk, will stop by and check it out tonight.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:53 PM   #879
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Some of the lights were on in Motion Friday evening and the tables were set up in banquet style. Looks like someone is still using the place. It doesn't appear that the light or sound systems were ever stripped-out either, although all those flat screen monitors were removed.

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Old 03-09-2010, 06:26 PM   #880
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For anyone interested in the history of Pleasure Island, my Blog article today talks about the copy of San Francisco's Lombard Street that was built on PI. And yesterday's article has a YouTube film showing what the island looked like back in 1991 when the club options were completely different.

http://www.savepleasureisland.blogspot.com/

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Disney pretty much conceded evening night club activities to Universal CityWalk. And CityWalk has turned it up a notch this week with the opening of a Fat Tuesday bar featuring frozen slushee-type alcoholic drinks. I've posted a picture of the place and the impressive drink menu at: www.savepleasureisland.blogspot.com.

CanadianGuy, great to have you returning back to Florida. I hope we can warm the weather up for you! It's been a crappy winter!

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They used to have Fat Tuesday's in Church Street Station downtown. Back in the early 90's it was a huge hit. The line was out the door!
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They used to have Fat Tuesday's in Church Street Station downtown. Back in the early 90's it was a huge hit. The line was out the door!
I've heard that. There was a bit of a line this past Saturday night at the one at CityWalk and it was still kind of cold out there. When the warmer weather hits this place is going to have huge lines! Can't wait to try out the one made with Everclear pure grain alcohol! And some jello shots off the dollar menu, lol.

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I've heard that. There was a bit of a line this past Saturday night at the one at CityWalk and it was still kind of cold out there. When the warmer weather hits this place is going to have huge lines! Can't wait to try out the one made with Everclear pure grain alcohol! And some jello shots off the dollar menu, lol.

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Oh they were quite strong. Two of the frozen drinks would knock me on my behind!
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I'm going to give one of these a try tonight!

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