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Old 04-06-2013, 09:42 AM   #1501
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:41 PM   #1502
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Looks like this will be the last week of Pleasure Island as we currently know it with Laffers Cantina closing after Sunday night (May 5, 2013). Entertainment acts (bands) that currently perform at West End Plaza's Purple and Green Stages are moving to the "park" area in the West Side adjacent Bongo's. The human statues are moving to Marketplace in front of Pollo Campero. Those that work in the offices underneath West End Plaza also vacate next Monday, moving to a construction trailer located out in the Q-Lot beyond House of Blues.

After that, construction walls could go up anytime as the next phase of demolitions on Pleasure Island begin!

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:46 PM   #1503
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Imagineer Theron Skees to head up Disney Springs project

Great thread, Bob. Instead of starting a new thread I will post DTD news here.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/news/General_...gs_project.htm

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The Disney Springs project will have Imagineer Theron Skees as its project leader. Theron has worked with Disney since 1991 in a variety of roles, first as a consultant, then officially joining the company with Imagineering in 1997. Other roles include art director during the revamping of Walt Disney World's Tower of Terror, field art director for rockwork at Disneyland Paris' Pirates of the Caribbean, and opening Hong Kong Disneyland.

He finds his inspiration for design from movies, books and traveling. He said, "I love immersing myself in new cultures all over the world."

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:51 PM   #1504
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Rainforest Cafe’s Lava Lounge Opening Date Delayed Again

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We have been following the construction and renovation project that has seen substantial changes to one of Downtown Disney’s iconic landmarks, the Rainforest Cafe’s Volcano. Da Mouse reported just last month about the construction completion date that should have arrived earlier this month but for the often-delayed project this is just one more twist in the soon to be simulated lava flow. During the lead up to our previous report it was hinted to us that the process of getting approvals and moving forward on construction projects at Walt Disney World can be quite tedious and understandably more challenging with Disney’s rigorous standards. The expected opening date for the new Lava Lounge has now been pegged for early May and though there is seemingly little work left to be done we wouldn’t be shocked if even that time frame is somehow pushed back as well.

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Old 05-18-2013, 02:17 AM   #1505
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Cirque du Soleil La Nouba

The show will go on. http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/...urbishment.htm

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Cirque du Soleil La Nouba is now closed for refurbishment through to May 27, with the next performance to be on Tuesday May 28 2013.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:30 PM   #1506
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I take it that Fuego's is still set to close at end of Sept. 2013 and they did not find them a new home. Was hoping to see them one more time the fall but not down till end of Oct.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:57 PM   #1507
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I take it that Fuego's is still set to close at end of Sept. 2013 and they did not find them a new home. Was hoping to see them one more time the fall but not down till end of Oct.
Not sure of the exact closing date. It's when their lease expires.

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Old 06-04-2013, 10:50 PM   #1508
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Pleasure island

wow this looks cool, hope to get to go soon
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:40 PM   #1509
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Rainforest Cafe Lava Lounge and volcano now fully open

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-refurbishment at Downtown Disney's Rainforest Cafe is now complete and both the erupting volcano and Lava Lounge bar are now fully open to guests.
The spectacular volcano smoulders throughout the day, but come dusk, it erupts with an elaborate fireball show. You can see it every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour. Each eruption takes around 2 minutes, and can be seen from all around the Marketplace. During testing it was certainly stopping guests in their tracks to see the show - check out our video of the volcano testing earlier this week.

The Lava Lounge bar sits on the side of the building overlooking the lake, and is built into the base of the volcano. It has a number of waterfalls reaching 18ft high, and a near 15ft long crocodile animated figure. The main dining room in the restaurant remains open as normal, and continues to offer the familiar favorites.

The Rainforest Cafe is typically open from 11am to 10:30pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11am to 11:30pm on Friday and Saturdays.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #1510
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Is the bar part of Rainforest open later than the restaurant.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:54 PM   #1511
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Has anyone heard if you can use the dining plan at the Lava Lounge and/or make reservations? Thanks!
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:32 PM   #1512
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Anybody know what "Walt's Place" is gonna be?
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:48 AM   #1513
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Anybody know what "Walt's Place" is gonna be?
Not really...those boards appeared to be for an internal presentation, and at least a few of the places seem to have been made up names as placeholders.
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Anybody know what "Walt's Place" is gonna be?
I assume it will be a copy or something like "Walt's" at DLRP....? Just a guess though.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:43 AM   #1515
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wow this thread has gone quiet! kinda strange now stuff is finally starting to happen on the island.

For those who dont know, kingbobs site has been publishing lots of pictures in the last few weeks of the demolition on the island.

So lots of demolition going on... but still no real news on whats coming!? anyone heard any more rumours???? even if they're from bus drivers?!
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