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Old 09-09-2008, 05:15 PM   #31
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Master_Gracey, thanks for posting that! It was so funny to read it and notice the name changes that have happened. I didn't remember that the Yakoose was ever supposed to have a different name, and I can't imagine Claude and Arnie being "Comedia" and "Tragedia".

I also don't believe the fight is over yet. I continue to hear rumors that Disney is considering reviving the Adventurers Club at some point, though maybe not as soon as we might hope and maybe in a different location (and with some changes). I was there Labor Day weekend and was asked by a CM on PI if I would take a survey when I got home. The survey had lots of questions about the Adventurers Club, so either the questions are very outdated or they are getting feedback while they consider reopening the Club someday.

Maybe it no longer fits with Disney's "bold new vision" of DTD, but that's okay - I don't think I fit their "bold new vision" of outsourcing at DTD, either. I won't miss the rest of DTD at all and I don't intend to go there again after the Club is gone. Still, especially given recent crowds, I don't think anyone can say that the Club is no longer popular or relevant. And just imagine if they had been selling the collectible cups and other merchandise over the years - they would have made a fortune! I still firmly believe that someone at the Disney Company is smart enough to bring the Club back somewhere on Disney property. I believe Disney is still in the "magic" business, even if Downtown Disney no longer is.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:28 PM   #32
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So, I wonder if this is the same Carradine they refernence in the article?


'Architect who became Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering."

"Brother of Keith Carradine and Robert Caradine' and half-brother of David Carradine."

Would be interesting if somebody could track him down and ask what he thinks?
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:32 PM   #33
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Here's an old article talking about the two restaurants at DD that were selected in 1988

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...v22/ai_6306839
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:45 PM   #34
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If PI didn't exist in our worlds, but let's say today Disney came out today with an announcement that they were going to build PI exactly like it's being described in the article Master-Gracey posted, would you be excited? Would it be on your list of things to do?
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:06 PM   #35
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Thanks for the links, I've added our names. We love AC and hope we'll make a difference.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:10 AM   #36
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Adventurers, with one week left of our beloved Club, I just want to say, that now is not the time to give up and march into the sunset singing the song of Adventurers. Now is the time that the battle really needs to get started. While the flood of “Save the Adventurers Club” letters, emails, phone calls, ect. have been sent to Disney Executives, soon we will need to send “Bring Back the Adventurers Club” paraphernalia! While Disney took notice that there is a huge demographic of Adventurers wanting their club to stay, they also need to know that after Sept. 27th, we are not going away. Jennifer Harmless, on the “Save the Adventurers Club” Facebook Group posted this message:

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I just posted this on the Yahoo group, but I want as MANY people as possible to do this!! Ok, so we all pretty much KNOW that the Adventurer's Club is closing, but what if they do have some plans to reopen it? What if they are still considering those plans? What if they get thousands of phone calls, letters, emails, pictures, maps, etc., in the next few weeks/months? This COULD make a difference in the potential future of this AMAZING club!

I beg every single one of you to call all the numbers you can find, email all the addresses you can find, multiple times from multiple addresses if you can, and send them letters. Write two or three to each person. Keep them short and simple, the more the better. Also if you have any old pics from previous trips, make copies and mail those in with a note that says something about how much it meant to you, or how angry you are that it is being taken away.
Disney LIVES on guest satisfaction. Make it glaringly obvious how DISSATISFIED we are with their decision. Tell them very clearly that any change to the club, other than perhaps making it a little larger, would be DISASTROUS. TAKE ACTION PLEASE! If all of us can do this it just might make a difference, and wouldn't that be worth it?

I'm working on postcard images and other graphics to use to send to Disney. I want all of us to hit Disney HARD to force them to reconsider their decision. If anyone wants some images to used or wants to request particular graphics for their own "save the AC" campaign please let me know.
my email is harmless@gmail.com
As far as any of my contacts in Celebration know, there is nothing definite going into the Adventurers Club area, so there is still a possibility of getting the club back in its original location! So adventurers, I leave you for now with original concept art of Pleasure Island, and the Adventurers Club Main Salon. Until next time:





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Old 09-20-2008, 09:33 AM   #37
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I signed a petition to keep AC when this was first announced.

I also wrote a letter, explaining that AC was our first date, my DH went there for "Bachelor Party", and we went 12 hours after we were married at Disney....etc. I received a polite 'we understand, but we're closing it, anyway'.

My question is: How on earth can they equate AC with the rest of PI????


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Old 09-29-2008, 06:13 PM   #38
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Return Our Adventurers Club


Dear Fellow Adventurers,

Well, here we are after three months of emails, letters, phone calls, blood, sweet, tears, ect, and the time has come for phase two of the “Save the Adventurers Club” Campaign, the “Return the Adventurers Club” Campaign! Disney Executives have taken notice of the mass amounts of guest displeasure at the announcement and actual closing of our beloved club, and rumors are flying out of control like the Hathaway Browne’s Gypsy Moth!

One source says Animal Kingdom Lodge will be the new sight of Adventure. Another source tells of EPCOT’s United Kingdom Pavilion taking in the Permanent Members. Sill other sources tell of a Disney Cameraman with a Disney Manager filming one night at the Club, someone overhearing them talking about the footage being compiled into a “training video”, mentioning that the Adventurers Club Main Salon, Library and BET Soundstage would be the new Adventurers Club, and that the reopening will occur in as little as two months! Which is true? Which is false? I do not know but I do know this.

The Executives were expecting a response from the closure announcement; however they were not prepared for the volume of dissatisfaction. In the following weeks, months and if need be years, the Executives need to continue to have their desks, computers and phones stuffed with messages saying that we want Adventure to return ASAP and sooner! If the messages stop, they will then sit back and say to themselves they were right, and no one cared about the Adventurers Club in the first place, However, if the messages continue to pile up They will see that movement will not be going away until we Adventurers have a new place to gather, enjoy a Kungaloosh and listen to the exploits of Hathaway Browne, Pamelia Perkins, Otis T. Wren and so on.

Please Adventurers, continue the fight! Our cause is justified. I was in attendance on the last night and witnessed that the Final Hoopla (for a while) consisted of 150 people inside the Library, 200+ inside the Main Salon and 100+ in the extended outdoor Queue, watching the event on the Plasma TVs! This kind of crowd does not appear at an unpopular attraction that deserves to close. So once again, here are the important addresses and websites devoted to preserving the greatest Disney Attraction of all time!


Petitions:
Save a Part of Walt's Legacy
http://www.petitiononline.com/wdwadvcl/petition.html

Save the Adventurers Club!
http://www.petitiononline.com/wdwaclub/petition.html


Letter Writing Campiagns:
Kungaloosh Forever
http://www.kungalooshforever.com

PeterDavid.net
http://peterdavid.malibulist.com/archives/006323.html

Executive Addresses:
Mr. Robert Iger
Chief Executive Officer
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-4873

Peter Murphy
Personal Adviser to CEO Robert Iger
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521

Roy E. Disney
Director Emeritus, The Walt Disney Company
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521

Mr. James A. Rasulo
Chairman
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-4873

Meg Crofton
President
The Walt Disney World Resort
PO Box 10040
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Al Weiss
President
Worldwide Operations
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
PO Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Jim Lewis
President
Disney Vacation Club
200 Celebration Place
Celebration, FL 34747

Walt Disney World Guest Communications
PO Box 10040
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040

Walt Disney World Guest Relations
P.O. Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


Executive E-mail Addresses:
Bob Iger, Vice President of Operations, Walt Disney World
Robert.A.Iger@email.disney.com

John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney/Pixar, Principal Creative Advisor of Walt Disney Imagineering
jl@pixar.com

Kevin Lansberry, Vice President of Operations Downtown Disney
kevin.lansberry@email.disney.com

Meg Crofton, President Walt Disney World Resort
meg.crofton@disney.com

Jay Rasulo, Chairman Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
jay.rasulo@disney.com

Al Weiss, President Worldwide Operations - Disney Parks and Resorts
al.weiss@disney.com

Barry Carlson, GM of Operations
barry.r.carlson@email.disney.com

Kris Piser, DTD Finance Manager
Kristine.piser@email.disney.com

Walt Disney World Guest Communications
wdw.guest.communications@disneyworld.com


Media Pages:
Facebook Group:
http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=17614776169

Myspace Group:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...did=392 612672

Adventurers Almanac
http://www.2719hyperion.com/search/l...rers%20Almanac

Others:
http://www.savetheadventurersclub.info

http://adventurersclub.ning.com


Forum Threads:
WDWMagic
http://forums.wdwmagic.com/showthread.php?t=325622

Mice Chat
http://micechat.com/forums/showthrea...and-99204.html

Mouse Planet
http://mousepad.mouseplanet.com/showthread.php?t=107402

The DIS Disscussion Forums
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....0#post26811610

Walt Disney Boards
http://www.waltdisneyboards.com/showthread.php?t=2523


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Old 09-29-2008, 06:16 PM   #39
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Since this isn't really about trip planning, and has been bumped up, we're going to move it over to the theme parks community board now.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:09 PM   #40
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any official Disney comment yet?

Keeping my fingers crossed that some official positive comment gets posted here.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:41 AM   #41
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This article is from Tampa Bay Online includes a spokesman's name:
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/sep...party-on-hold/

and this from the Orlando forum on Topix:

"According to my friend who works for Disney they are considering adding the Adventurer's Club to the new Nightly Kingdom concept. To compete with Seaworld's highly successful high end Discovery Cove, Disney will offer an after hours park for quests willing to pay $200 plus . According to my friend, guests would check in at the new Adventure's Club before embarking on their paid adventure."
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:27 PM   #42
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Still waiting for good news!
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:02 AM   #43
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Hello Adventurers,

Here are two more addresses to add to the ever growing list of people to contact in this the "Return our Adventurers Club" Campaign!

Peter Murphy
Personal Adviser to CEO Robert Iger
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521

Roy E. Disney
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500 S. Buena Vista St.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:16 AM   #44
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Were not defeated yet Adventurers! According to Dani on the "Save the Adventurers Club" Facebook group:

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In other news, I was at Downtown Disney on Monday morning working on some nostalgic AdClub art when I was approached by two Disney Security CMs. They encouraged me to keep the petitions going and keep writing letters. I was also approached by a construction worker who's working on the large brown building next door to the Club and he spilled a few secrets about a tequilla bar going in there. Although unannounced and unconfirmed by Disney, it's going to be some sort of themed bar with a dancefloor called The Salty Rim. Hmmmm
Oh boy a tequila bar! Oh boy, a dance floor! Wait, didn't we already have places like this at Downtown Disney, but with much better theming? Oh yea, and those building still stand and can be reopened at a moments notice. On a more important note Adventurers, lets take Disney Security's advice and keep up the flow of letters and petitions and Adventure will call our names once again!

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Old 10-09-2008, 08:12 AM   #45
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This article is from Tampa Bay Online includes a spokesman's name:
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/sep...party-on-hold/

and this from the Orlando forum on Topix:

"According to my friend who works for Disney they are considering adding the Adventurer's Club to the new Nightly Kingdom concept. To compete with Seaworld's highly successful high end Discovery Cove, Disney will offer an after hours park for quests willing to pay $200 plus . According to my friend, guests would check in at the new Adventure's Club before embarking on their paid adventure."

Not sure that is good news since one might have to be a $200 paying guest to simply enter.
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