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Old 09-04-2008, 05:20 PM   #61
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I can't speak for anyone else, of course, but it's not so much that I object to the places themselves. It's that Disney is removing unique entertainment and replacing it with a themed restaurant that you can find elsewhere.

As for the "family friendly" thing. . . well, my problem with it is that they aren't closing the clubs to make the area more family friendly. They are just saying they are because that seems to get a good response from some guests.

If they were closing the clubs to replace them with comparable offerings it would be different.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:03 PM   #62
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I can't imagine adults without children having a whole lot of interest in T-Rex.

Is it going to have a bar? I can't even find that out. RFC has a bar.

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FWIW, yes, it will have a "shark/sealife"-themed bar, with a giant octopus on the ceiling. Sounds vaguely cool (if also highly derivative of a similar bar at Sea World), but not sure you'd want to spend a whole night, let alone several nights in a row, there.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:12 PM   #63
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FWIW, yes, it will have a "shark/sealife"-themed bar, with a giant octopus on the ceiling. Sounds vaguely cool (if also highly derivative of a similar bar at Sea World), but not sure you'd want to spend a whole night, let alone several nights in a row, there.
Will the octopus sing, dance, or tell jokes?
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:41 PM   #64
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I have a guess!!! I think that Disney is going to build a Broadway style theater district complete with the big Disney productions. Lets face it the Disney shows are top sellers and putting them in Disney World would make it very easy to see a big show while on vacation.

What so you think? Agree or Disagree?

Does anyone know how to start a poll where we can list all the different guesses. If you do drop me a PM and go for it!

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Old 09-05-2008, 11:59 AM   #65
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Will the octopus sing, dance, or tell jokes?
I got the impression they're going for a more "realistic" vibe, so probably not. Then again, they have a "Build-a-cuddly-T Rexx" area, too, so maybe not that realistic.
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I got the impression they're going for a more "realistic" vibe, so probably not.
Oh please! Couldn't it sing a couple of songs about fishing?
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:44 PM   #67
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Oh please! Couldn't it sing a couple of songs about fishing?
"Fishing, fishing, that's the life for me! I get high on ichthyology. . ."

That would be too entertaining. They don't want to give people a reason to linger - you have to keep turning over those tables (or barstools) if you want to make a profit, after all.
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I don't know about anyone else, but I don't have kids. And without kids I'm not going any further than walking past the front door of this place. It's what so many people on the boards have always told me WDW was about - it's "for the kids." I've been trying to refute that for years but now I think WDW is in agreement. I can't imagine adults without children having a whole lot of interest in T-Rex.

Is it going to have a bar? I can't even find that out. RFC has a bar.

I find it interesting that WDW is removing the one spot they had I could go at WDW, at night, as an adult, on my own if necessary, and be consistently entertained, and replacing it with family restaurants. Maybe all the "it's for the kids" people were correct, or at least they're correct now.
Speak for yourself on that one I am looking forward to going to T-Rex, they have a Rainforest cafe in London but nothing like that near me and it looks cool, even if I don't have kids. Watch out I'll be there next september.
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Speak for yourself on that one I am looking forward to going to T-Rex, they have a Rainforest cafe in London but nothing like that near me and it looks cool, even if I don't have kids. Watch out I'll be there next september.
While I do not live in London, I agree.
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Speak for yourself on that one I am looking forward to going to T-Rex, they have a Rainforest cafe in London but nothing like that near me and it looks cool, even if I don't have kids. Watch out I'll be there next september.
If it's anything like Rainforest Cafe I bet you won't stay long! My wife and I thought that it would be neat for us but our opinion changed rapidly. Yes, it's decorated neat and neat to look at. Other than that, it's very noisy, the food is only OK but expensive for what it is and the servers are rude. Add to this the unsupervised kids running around and it's not a pleasant dining experience. Maybe T-Rex will be different but I'm not going to hold my breath.
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PI bartenders have been given their list of available bartender and server positions around Disney World. They have to submit their selections by this coming Tuesday. Unfortunately there are not a lot of prime bartender positions on the list; in many cases a restaurant server position may be more lucrative than continuing to bartend. The good news is that they can stay employed with Disney and keep their seniority.

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Old 09-07-2008, 11:33 AM   #72
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PI bartenders have been given their list of available bartender and server positions around Disney World. They have to submit their selections by this coming Tuesday. Unfortunately there are not a lot of prime bartender positions on the list; in many cases a restaurant server position may be more lucrative than continuing to bartend. The good news is that they can stay employed with Disney and keep their seniority.

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Wow. Good to know that they're treating the bar staff better than the performers.

The amazingly talented casts of the Adventurers Club and Comedy Warehouse were given . . . the chance to audition for something else. No guarantees of work. No preferential casting consideration. Nada. And many of them have been with Disney for decades. Many of them are still looking for work.
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Speak for yourself on that one I am looking forward to going to T-Rex, they have a Rainforest cafe in London but nothing like that near me and it looks cool, even if I don't have kids. Watch out I'll be there next september.
I will say I like the RFC bar outside AK as a nice place to cool off during the day. But otherwise, RFC is nothing special. The animatronics are sub-Disney standards--don't know if they have "Chuck E. Cheeses" in your neck of the world, but they're common here in the States, and about the same quality. The food is the same as Chillis/Bennigans, only overpriced. And overall the experience is rushed and loud--they pack in too many kids into too small a place.

Trust me, as an adult you'd have a much better dining experience at House of Blues or Raglan Road.
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:23 PM   #74
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Wow. Good to know that they're treating the bar staff better than the performers.
I forgot to mention that the positions will be assigned in seniority order. Those near the top will get to select the better positions from a list that doesn't have many better positions.

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The amazingly talented casts of the Adventurers Club and Comedy Warehouse were given . . . the chance to audition for something else. No guarantees of work. No preferential casting consideration.
I guess with bartending positions there are specific openings around the World that need to be filled or anticipated to be needed whereas the need for comedians is far more limited.

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Old 09-07-2008, 02:29 PM   #75
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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!
I started this thread to see if anyone knew anything about what is coming to the new "taken up a notch" PI. Appears that no one knows anything. This truly must be Disney's Best Kept Secret.
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