So What's Coming to the New Pleasure Island?

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by KINGBOBOFTHENORTH, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 New Member

    Considering how many there are I am waiting for them to turn up in the rest rooms, talk about a captive audience.

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  3. zulemara

    zulemara <font color=royalblue>Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!<br

    in one of these PI threads way back, someone mentioned an Orlando business owner who was looking to build a new club close to Disney. I heard yesterday from my friend that the new club will be located on 192 and opens the night PI closes. It's apparently called Island of Pleasure. Can anyone else give any details? What kind of music, how far from Disney, any press release? I searched the Sentinel's website but couldn't find anything.


    I'll see if I can find out anything about this venture; it's not anything that I've heard. Awhile back I posted that I had given a tour of PI to the guy who co-owns a large night club near Universal. He was in the process of opening a second club in the same area and my intent was to get him to play Mannequins type music on Saturday nights. He'd buy the revolving floor if it was for sale! I need to go visit him and see what's up with that. But I've heard no rumors of Islands of Pleasure in Kissimmee. Sounds like a multi-room strip club!

  5. zulemara

    zulemara <font color=royalblue>Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!<br

    aahh I thought it was you! I will go anywhere that has techno and a rotating dance floor, that's for sure!

    multi-room strip club eh? Isn't that what pulse is for :lmao:

    either way, I'll take it! If he needs a DJ for techno, I'll be down there starting in Jan!


    This is very interesting. Last night at 8TRAX I was asking one of the bartenders what job she is going to end up with and she told me about her new server position at a certain Disney restaurant. But then she mentioned that even though the money will be better, she'd trade that for the current position and hours that she currently has and how she's going to miss it. And I commented how I had read that all the PI buildings have plans for them except the 8TRAX/Mannequins building. She disagreed and said that she didn't know what the plans are but there are definitely plans for that space. But then she mentions that they're building a new PI down at the south end of Disney and that she knows the contractor involved. I then mention the Island of Pleasure name and asked if it would be down on US 192 in Kissimmee? She says they've been told that they have first crack at bartender jobs if they want to come back. But then I interjected that Disney wouldn't build something off WDW property and she said no, this IS on Disney property and it is Disney.

    OK, so how would something like this get missed in among all the rumors out there? Is something really it it on Disney property....and why wouldn't Disney just announce it to placate all the upset people? Stay tuned as I investigate this breaking story!

  7. KYMickey

    KYMickey Adding EARS to Kentucky!

    Disney hasn't announced it because it isn't true just like all the other rumors. Actually this one must not be a very hot rumor since it hasn't come up before!
  8. zulemara

    zulemara <font color=royalblue>Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!<br

    The area she is referring to is Flamingo Crossings I believe, which is just another outsourced area. It is possible they would put clubs in there, but I doubt it. The Islands of Pleasure thing is not supposed to be Disney and I didn't mean to interject that idea. It's completely separate.
  9. Luv2Roam

    Luv2Roam Dexter: Takes Life. Seriously.

    Every so often I hear rumblings of non-Disney ventures taking over where PI left off, from Universal CW to 192. Hard to say what, if anything, will actually happen. There certainly is a market for it.
    As mentioned by others, what is really left that is unique for Disney adults after dark? :confused3 (answer: nothing. So we go elsewhere, stay home or in the resort room I guess. :sad2: )
    We wandered DTD yesterday waiting for the clubs to open. Nothing new or noteworthy in any of DTD. Although I was surprised at how few people were in WoD. Usually that place is packed. But not when we were walking through.


    No, I understood you. I was the one that told HER the name of the venture and that it would be non-Disney; SHE was the one that told me that Disney IS involved in a new night club venture elsewhere on property. She was not referring to Flamingo Crossings which of course is a completely different venture.

    PI absolutely jammed last night; LONG LONG line at Comedy Warehouse and long line at The Adventurer's Club.

  11. rpmdfw

    rpmdfw <font color=red>I feel similarly about the cha-cha

    Adventurers Club hit it's capacity around 10:30pm last night. People had to leave before they'd let the people waiting in line into the club.

    As of Friday, the'yve removed all the tables and chairs from the Library and replaced it with banquet chairs set theatre style. This increased the capacity of the library, but even so, they've begun projecting the Hoopla onto a sheet draped over the balcony railing so that those people who can't get into the show can still watch it.

    If it's this crazy now, it's going to be INSANE over the next two weeks. :headache:
  12. Jason71

    Jason71 Brother to pirates and corsairs...

    An update on that much reviled design-your-own t-shirt shop that Orlando Attractions said would be part of the new PI. Turns out it's not going in anywhere near the Island. Instead, it will be a new building on the far end of the Marketplace, near Art of Disney and the Christmas Shop.

    So T-Rexx, the balloon, the t-shirt shop...none of the things WDW mentioned with the closing of PI will actually replace it. It was all just a smokescreen.

    [Not 100% on this, but apparently the new shop will replace something--the fountain splash zone. In other words, say good-bye to one of the few free, family-friendly spots left in DTD. Waiting for the Disney Defenders to come on and justify this move now.]
  13. rpmdfw

    rpmdfw <font color=red>I feel similarly about the cha-cha

    So, it's kind of like Charlier Brown trick-or-treating isn't it?

    "I got a candy bar, what did you get?"

    "I got a rock"

    I found it quite amusing that last night the Adventurers Club hit capacity before 9:30pm and then the managers stood there at the door looking at the line stretching all the way down to the Harley store and couldn't figure out why nobody was leaving the club so that they could let more people in.

    Well, DUH! Nobody was leaving because this is why we come to Downtown Disney!

    Yeah. What we really want is shopping and dining. Idiots.

    This is going to go down in history as one of the worst business decision of all time. Possibly worse than "New Coke".
  14. AdventurerKat

    AdventurerKat <font color=FF99FF>Cries in her Jello shots<br><fo

    So the grand new plans for Pleasure Island are happening at the Marketplace.
  15. Scurvy

    Scurvy Kungaloosh!

    You know, there are some people who believe that New Coke was never intended to succeed. Instead, the Coca Cola company wanted to switch from cane sugar to corn syrup in the recipe but knew that people would notice, so they first switched to New Coke, which they knew people would dislike. So when they bowed to public pressure and gave the people what they wanted - Coke Classic - no one noticed that it didn't taste the same as real Coke had.

    I have to wonder if Disney going to do something similar. Take all of PI away, and then later when they bring back a pale shadow of it elsewhere people will be happy about it instead of complaining about the changes.

    Someone at guest services actually tried to tell me the other day that the only reason the Adventurers Club was crowded was because it was closing. I admitted that the heavier than usual crowds were probably due in part to the many Club fans who planned last minute trip to go back to the Club one last time. She didn't have response when I told her the heavy crowds were probably also due to the fact that the Adventurers Club is finally getting publicity for the first time in years. Even though many visitors lately are longtime fans, I've still met a surprising number of first time visitors there who never knew until recently that the Club wasn't just a themed bar.
  16. zulemara

    zulemara <font color=royalblue>Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!<br


    Btw how bout that tshirt you were making?
    Year of shattered dreams
    I went to PI and all I got was this lousy t-shirt(shop)
  17. rpmdfw

    rpmdfw <font color=red>I feel similarly about the cha-cha

    Somebody on the AC yahoo group beat me to it and made a similar shirt. It didn't look good, so I decided to just say it a whole lot, and not wear it on clothing. :lmao:
  18. Maistre Gracey

    Maistre Gracey <font color=red>Still trying to figure out the mys

    This could be a good thing...

    Although I was really, really excited for the t-shirt shop. :rolleyes:



    So with the t-shirt store now being placed in the Marketplace side, the only thing announced so far about PI itself is the Central/South American restaurant which in the evening is going to be a Central/South American nightclub. What else could they possibly stick on PI that is going to be new and exciting? There is a tremendouos amount of space on PI to fill up.

  20. Luv2Roam

    Luv2Roam Dexter: Takes Life. Seriously.

    Well, and to me that is not even new and exciting. I have heard it compared to at least three different type clubs/restaurants including the Samba Club, which really is not all that far from DTD. Maybe 15 minutes away.
    So how would it be unique and different if it can be compared to various other clubs?
    If I wanted the Samba Room, that's where I would go.
  21. Maistre Gracey

    Maistre Gracey <font color=red>Still trying to figure out the mys

    I'm in total shock that anyone would give that name to a club.


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