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Old 10-20-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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Signs of life at Pleasure Island!

Looks like permits have been filed to start work

Disney Pleasure Island changes: Changes coming to Disney World's Pleasure Island - OrlandoSentinel.com
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
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It will be interesting to hear what the new plans are. Thanks for the link.
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A sad day. That Adventurer's Club would be razed and not resurrected is truly a day of tears in our family. Kungaloosh! will now be a fond and fading memory!
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Glad that they are looking like they are going to start some work in there, but this:

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The permits suggest that at least two old Pleasure Island venues — BET Soundstage and Adventurers Clubwill be razed completely.
. . . made me sad.
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A sad day. That Adventurer's Club would be razed and not resurrected is truly a day of tears in our family. Kungaloosh! will now be a fond and fading memory!

Why, WHy, WHY!!!!?????

With all of the loyal followers AC has, why would they do this??? I understand a family oriented atmosphere but, as I recall, many young adults in AC before a certain hour. Of all the other clubs, only the AC has people still posing in front. People waiting for the day to enjoy a hoopla while the bar stool rises and falls.

Perhaps they will find it in their little Disney hearts to include a newer version in the future. I refuse to give up hope.

I just came back from a weekend in Orlando and spent two nights at Universal's CityWalk. Oh, how I miss running down to PI at night for dinner and some dancing and a little AC. Yes, I love Jellyrolls, but you know what I mean! Carpe PM!!

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I hope they put something interesting in here, and not just more shopping
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I wonder what the new plans will be. I don't think I ever went to anything at PI.
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Glad to hear they're going to start work soon! Thanks for the link!
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What would happen if we started a campaign to bring it back? Would Disney even consider it? The kids I've seen with parents were having a ball!!!! They could really embellish this and expand it. It was never empty--we always dropped a pretty penny there and spent a couple evenings there every time we went (and we are not night people anymore!)
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I saw this earlier today. It's good to see they are starting to figure out what to do wih the area.
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What would happen if we started a campaign to bring it back? Would Disney even consider it?
: Probably not. There has been a campaign and petition going around since they first closed it (called "Save the Adventurers Club") and it doesn't appear to have done the trick.
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Save Pleasure Island
I am over there reading up, very interesting.
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How sad that it looks like the Adventurers' Club will be finally gone for good.
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