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Old 06-22-2011, 04:47 PM   #1216
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not one of those things listed has replaced pleasure island. Why don't you write them back and ask them to tell you why those items couldn't have been built without closing the clubs? And while you're at it, explain that the 1980s animatronics in T-Rex are a disgrace to the Disney company, to have such crap on their property.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:13 PM   #1217
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Well, the last rumor was that third party operators were going to be allowed to reopen some of the clubs....as clubs. Well that may still be in the cards but according to another Disney-fan website, plans are now so huge that they include not only PI but also Marketplace and the West Side!

http://savepleasureisland.blogspot.c...g-on-down.html

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Old 07-02-2011, 07:21 PM   #1218
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Well, the last rumor was that third party operators were going to be allowed to reopen some of the clubs....as clubs. Well that may still be in the cards but according to another Disney-fan website, plans are now so huge that they include not only PI but also Marketplace and the West Side!

http://savepleasureisland.blogspot.c...g-on-down.html

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Let's just say for now that the current DTD, PI and WestSide put together is only about 1/3 of the size it will be when it is complete.
Uhhhhh...how? Unless they expand across the street? They could probably take half - or all - of the western parking lot, but that still won't triple the size.

And Flamingo Crossing still belongs to the flamingos...
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:04 PM   #1219
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I don't understand it either. If they can't find anybody to occupy the spaces they already have, how can they get that many new places to expand the size by another 200%? Perhaps we could see a convention hotel built at the extreme west end and an expansion north towards Saratoga. But again, who is going to fill the retail spaces?

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Old 07-12-2011, 12:50 PM   #1220
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So now, the plans for DTD include...a bowling alley - "Splitsville". It's not the worst idea, but it is still something that you can do anywhere.
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So now, the plans for DTD include...a bowling alley - "Splitsville". It's not the worst idea, but it is still something that you can do anywhere.
Really? They've been saying for years now that they plan to build the largest bowling facility in the U.S. at WWoS, and they still haven't broken ground that I know of...
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:00 PM   #1222
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Really? They've been saying for years now that they plan to build the largest bowling facility in the U.S. at WWoS, and they still haven't broken ground that I know of...


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Old 07-12-2011, 01:09 PM   #1223
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Now if only they had a movie theater and a restaurant or two at DTD, we'd never have to go into the theme parks.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:31 PM   #1224
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Well, it looks like slightly more than a bowling alley...described as:

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This fall, construction will begin on Splitsville, a 50,000-square-foot upscale entertainment center that combines bowling with billiards, dining, music and nightlife.
But really...they think I've flown 1,500 miles because what I really want to do is go bowling? More reasons to not feel bad to continue my one-man boycott of DTD.

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Over on Pleasure Island, we’ve completed removing some of the buildings that aren’t part of our future plans. During the course of this site work, we identified opportunities to further refine our master plan and are pausing to evaluate them. What does this mean for you? While we’re moving quickly, it will admittedly cause a delay in construction. But we’re willing to bet that any delay will be worth the wait once we’re able to share details about the exciting work we’ve been doing.
Translated in to non-corporate speak: It's been three years and we still don't have a clue what we're doing. But you'll love it!
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as a local who loves to bowl, but hasn't ever found the desire to go find a bowling alley, I'm actually excited about that coming to the former Virgin location. If it truly makes a combination of adult entertainment, then well done.

Now, the PI news on the other hand, virtually affirms what has been rumored. They are "redesigning" translation = we effed up AGAIN.

open CW, MDP, 8-trax(or something similar in format), and AC, put the new bowling thing in, and we'll be on good shape to recover from this fiasco
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Now, the PI news on the other hand, virtually affirms what has been rumored. They are "redesigning" translation = we effed up AGAIN.
Agreed!
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Now if only they had a movie theater and a restaurant or two at DTD, we'd never have to go into the theme parks.
They do have a movie theater.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:06 PM   #1228
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I am sure that was a facetious remark. They obviously have all that was mentioned.
It all still amounts to an underwhelming announcement.
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I am sure that was a facetious remark. They obviously have all that was mentioned.
It all still amounts to an underwhelming announcement.
Well, underwhelming perhaps, but to Disney's credit they didn't present it as some huge revolutionary announcement at D23...I mean, they mentioned it in a post on the Disney blog, not exactly trying to say "Wow, look at us!" or anything
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Well, underwhelming perhaps, but to Disney's credit they didn't present it as some huge revolutionary announcement at D23...I mean, they mentioned it in a post on the Disney blog, not exactly trying to say "Wow, look at us!" or anything
Don't exhale just yet. D23 is next month -- they still have plenty of time to turn this whole-lotta-nuthin' into some huge revolutionary announcement.
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