So What's Coming to the New Pleasure Island?

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

  1. jamarmiller

    jamarmiller Mouseketeer

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    looking forward to this, been to the channelside one and enjoyed it
     
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  3. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    I can't imagine going bowling while on vacation but we enjoy mini-golf so who knows. I just wish that Disney would do something with that area.
     
  4. skier_pete

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    This is exactly my thought. I especially can't imagine bowling being any sort of priority on my DISNEY vacation.
     
  5. arthuruscg

    arthuruscg DIS Veteran

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    I do not understand why WDW thinks a bowling alley will make it in DTD.

    From the online stuff I have scene, Splitsville doesn't appear any different from Jillian's, Dave & Busters, ect.

    I think I will pass.
     
  6. patsal

    patsal <font color=FF3399>I've discovered I don't need to

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    I can bowl at home, I can go to a movie while I am at home.
    I could go to mini golf but it isn't themed or fun around here so we do that.
    I guess I put mini golf in the area I live in in the same category as the theme parks and water parks I have at home, they are not the same as at Disney. Personally the new DTD entertainment choices pale in comparison to what PI offered me and I now travel to City Walk if I want any kind of night time entertainment.
     
  7. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    Have you tried the new mini golf courses at City Walk? They are loads of fun but very crowded. Maybe Disney should do something like that at DD....
     
  8. MissyMouse80

    MissyMouse80 Earning My Ears

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    From what I understand is the European travelers who come for weeks at a time like to go to the movies because they will not release in their country for a few months.
     
  9. DCTooTall

    DCTooTall <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

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    And I'll admit.... when the clubs were open, It could make for a decent "date night", dinner/ movie/ Clubbing until the wee hours of the morning...
     
  10. ohsnapxitsamanda

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    Keep in mind that a lot of CMs and locals go to DTD, too. It's not just a place for tourists.
     
  11. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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    LOL! Seriously? I don't think so.
     
  12. lockedoutlogic

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    CMs and locals don't go enough...nor have the money to spend on 9 dollar drinks...

    If they did...perhaps they wouldn't have closed PI
     
  13. TheBeadPirate

    TheBeadPirate Button Maker Magician & Blinkie toting Sherpa

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    I agree. Locals haven't gone in awhile- and aren't likely to for a bowling alley. And while I love Ragland Road and Bongos- we only go when we can get a discount otherwise it's out of our budget.
     
  14. Snipedog

    Snipedog A Disneyaholic and Proud of It

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    I was just at Disney World this labor day weekend and was able to do the backstage magic tour and are tour guide was informing us about some o fhte new things coming to Disney World in the next few years and one of them was rebirth of a form of Pleaure Island. Not in DTD but at another location over in the area near the BoardWalk. The guide was informaing us that Disney is in the final stages right now of working with outside companies that would be willing to sponser the clubs and resturants. This area is going to not be a exact replicia of the old Pleasure Island but some of the old features and clubs and facilities will be reopened there. The guide was also expolaining how Disney realized that they have lost soem of the edge to Universal City Walk but also relized that hey need to create an area that uis for adults will not hae the old issues they facted with the previous location between DTD and Westside. Hope this is goign to happen I miss the ability to have some adult fun at Disney.
     
  15. NateNLogansDad

    NateNLogansDad Still Wish'n

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    There goes the neighborhood :sad2:
     
  16. doconeill

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    There really doesn't seem to be much near Boardwalk to build something of a large scale, so I'm wondering if this is just referring to the quite dormant Flamingo Crossings project further west, similar to the one that placed the new PI next to Coronado Springs.
     
  17. zulemara

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

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    I really wish cast members wouldn't spread stuff like that, especially on a tour. If I'm specifically asked about rumors, I will tell what I've heard with the very specific notation that they are rumors.

    yes, most likely referring to Flamingo Crossings which is A) dead in the water and B) has a specific rule banning alcohol from the property.
     
  18. KINGBOBOFTHENORTH

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    Still hearing rumor of an announcement from Disney in October about Downtown Disney....including Pleasure Island!

    BobK/Orlando
     
  19. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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    That would be great
     
  20. DCTooTall

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    Be careful what you wish for....

    "Due to Guest Feedback about the lack of parking around the Disney Marketplace, and the underutilized empty space between the West Side and Marketplace, We are proud to announce that the old Pleasure Island space is being 're-imagineered' as a multistory parking structure with a moving sidewalk connecting the 2 sides of DTD. We believe this central parking, as well as the moving sidewalks which will allow guests to easily travel between the 2 sections of the shopping area, will help provide guests a reason to visit both the West Side and Marketplace on a single visit, while also helping to resolve the parking issues and the empty building blight which top the issues guests have expressed wishing we would resolve. "




    It Could happen....
     
  21. skier_pete

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    Never...Disney would never use the words "empty building blight" or "underutilized" in a press release. Otherwise, the rest is possible.
     

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