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Old 08-22-2008, 12:01 PM   #16
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Here are a few more articles to add to the mix. One including a rare site, Cinderella Castle and The Adventurers Club sharing the same page! Another one describing not only the clubs, but the MERCHANDISE LOCATIONS and RESTAURANTS Pleasure Island once held. If anyone knows why they were closed please enlighten, for if Disney wants stores and restaurants on Pleasure Island, just utilize their existing space and leave our clubs (particularly the Adventurers Club) alone!

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Good Housekeeping- 20th Anniversary Guide to WDW



Some days you eat the mouse.
Some days the mouse eats you.
But never give into the mouse without a fight!

KUNGALOOSH!

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Old 08-26-2008, 01:28 AM   #17
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Here is another Disney News article describing the amazing “New Years Eve Every Night” celebration, and the first Pleasure Island Cast Photo.

Disney News- Summer 1989






Pleasure Island Cast Photo


With the one month mark approaching, it is now the time to fight hardest! Do not give up hope Adventurers; we will save our beloved Club somehow.

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Old 08-26-2008, 08:01 AM   #18
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The sad thing is, reading over these reports (awesome find, BTW, Master Gracey), if they did it right again--with the live bands, and the diverse clubs each with a unique theme, and the fireworks, and "Forbidden Disney" shows mixed in with the improv at CW--the whole Island would be a hit again.

When things decline by degrees, to use Kevin Yee's term, you don't realize how far they've actually sunk.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:32 PM   #19
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Thank you Jason71, I'm glad you enjoyed my findings. It is very true that Disney let something amazing slip farthur and farther into decay as new management believed that they had to shift their focus from appeasing a wide and varied demographic, to appeasing little pirates and little princesses. Anyway, I am still scanning at least one last article that I found in the vaults, but until then, I was perusing Youtube today and came upon an amazing video. It shows what has to be the most magical moment that I have ever seen come out of any Disney park, and of all places it is at the Adventurers Club!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oX7-W0vSPA

We have less than a month, but there is still time to let Disney know that adults deserve Magical Moments while visiting Walt Disney World and the best place for us is at The Adventurers Club!

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Old 08-29-2008, 12:35 PM   #20
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And did anyone else notice one of the actors in the AC photo is STILL in the cast today (the guy on the left)!?! He was playing Otis last time we were there iirc.
I noticed that too!!! He was Emil Bleehall the night we went. He and everyone else in the cast were so great.

It was our first visit to the Adventurer's Club. And unless Disney has a change of heart, it will be our last
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:23 PM   #21
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I was perusing Youtube today and came upon an amazing video. It shows what has to be the most magical moment that I have ever seen come out of any Disney park, and of all places it is at the Adventurers Club!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oX7-W0vSPA
I was there on that night sitting behind the guy taking the video. So glad I got to see the Adventurers Club before it goes the way of Mr. Toads Wild Ride (of course I can go to Dinseyland to ride that).
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Here's another magical Adventurers Club moment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY1zY7FQgIE

This one's from Friday night, and I don't think there was a dry eye in the house when it was finished. What you can't really tell from the video is that they got a standing ovation afterward - the whole crowd was standing and clapping more than I've ever seen.

I'm at WDW now for my last few nights at the Club and the cast is better than they've ever been. I've had the best time the last couple of nights, but of course it's bittersweet because I know once I leave on Tuesday I won't be back again. I'm so glad I was at the Club for that moment, though. It starts out so silly but it really was the most touching moment I've ever seen there.
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WOW what an AWESOME thread. I LOVED reading all your posts on this.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:48 AM   #24
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Sadly we've never been to the AC, but will be there the week before its scheduled closing and plan to go. My brothers visit WDW a lot more frequently than I get to, and this is a must do for them so I signed the petitions.

Love the clip of Christian helping with the Lion's Den song...hysterical!

Here's to hoping our first trip there won't be our last!
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Here's another magical Adventurers Club moment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY1zY7FQgIE

This one's from Friday night, and I don't think there was a dry eye in the house when it was finished. What you can't really tell from the video is that they got a standing ovation afterward - the whole crowd was standing and clapping more than I've ever seen.

I'm at WDW now for my last few nights at the Club and the cast is better than they've ever been. I've had the best time the last couple of nights, but of course it's bittersweet because I know once I leave on Tuesday I won't be back again. I'm so glad I was at the Club for that moment, though. It starts out so silly but it really was the most touching moment I've ever seen there.
Thanks for sharing this video Scurvy. Please have a Kungaloosh for me!
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Here's another magical Adventurers Club moment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY1zY7FQgIE

This one's from Friday night, and I don't think there was a dry eye in the house when it was finished. What you can't really tell from the video is that they got a standing ovation afterward - the whole crowd was standing and clapping more than I've ever seen.

I'm at WDW now for my last few nights at the Club and the cast is better than they've ever been. I've had the best time the last couple of nights, but of course it's bittersweet because I know once I leave on Tuesday I won't be back again. I'm so glad I was at the Club for that moment, though. It starts out so silly but it really was the most touching moment I've ever seen there.

That was wonderful!!!! Thank you for posting.
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this thread deserves a good cause bump
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Here's another magical Adventurers Club moment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY1zY7FQgIE

This one's from Friday night, and I don't think there was a dry eye in the house when it was finished. What you can't really tell from the video is that they got a standing ovation afterward - the whole crowd was standing and clapping more than I've ever seen.

I'm at WDW now for my last few nights at the Club and the cast is better than they've ever been. I've had the best time the last couple of nights, but of course it's bittersweet because I know once I leave on Tuesday I won't be back again. I'm so glad I was at the Club for that moment, though. It starts out so silly but it really was the most touching moment I've ever seen there.
After spending everyday this week at the AC, this was my final Hoopla! I couldn't have asked for a better end to my time at the AC. This truly exhibits the magic that permeates every room, nook, and cranny of this building.

I don't know if any of the cast frequent this board, but I sincerely thank them for all the hard work they do to make this club as wonderful as it is. I only began visiting last January, and I know that I will forever cherish and remember the 9 fantastic nights I was able to spend here!

I really hope that Disney either changes their mind about this or reopens the club at a new location. This is a true Disney gem that will be sorely missed! At least I know that the adventure will live on in our hearts, minds, and memories!

Kungaloosh everyone!
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:23 PM   #29
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Gotta love technology!!

This video was taken the night we were at the Adventurer's Club

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWalN8ugPPo

I was searching YouTube and happened to find it.

My kids were excited when I showed it to them. This is a GREAT souvenir!
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:45 PM   #30
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More Disney News scans, this 1988 article featuring the plans for the up and coming "revolutionary concept in Disney entertainment" Pleasure Island!

Disney News: Summer 1988








Sigh, if only costs were not cut in the building of Pleasure Island, the family aspect of the Island wasn't lost in translation, and turnstiles were not removed, then we probably would not be in the mess we have today. Interesting news to tell as well, two of my friends, who work in Disney's Entertainment Main Gate Office, have mentioned, that Disney has concerns about Universal opening the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction and is about to launch a huge marketing campaign because of it. Also, an Imagineer who originally designed the Adventurers Club has put in a personal request to redesign it for the Animal Kingdom Lodge and the plans are still on the table. So Adventurers, there is still hope, and the fight is far from over. Even after Sept 27th, we must keep flooding executive offices with letters, e-mails, phone calls, ect. so they will see that Adventure must continue, we are not going to disappear, and give the green light to the rebuilding of our beloved Adventurers Club. Meanwhile, attend the Adventurers Club and purchase a Kungaloosh or two in an Arnie & Claude glass and toast to the possibility that we will see out beloved Club rise again! Till next time Adventurers:

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