Saturday, May 23, 2015

DTD Update: New Concept Art

Three new pieces of Disney Springs concept art has been posted on the West Side near the portal from the Orange Garage.  This one depicts the main entrance to Disney Springs.
One of the pedestrian zones in the new Town Center shopping district.  That covered rooftop leads one to believe there's a rooftop bar / entertainment area up there although this section of Disney Springs is supposed to be the shopping district.
One of the indoor mall-like buildings.  Lots of info continues to stream-out all of a sudden from Disney so stay tuned!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Funny

This is my club plan for tonight in Fort Walton Beach!  Sometimes you need a night like this!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

PI Update: Dining At The Boathouse

The Blog published exclusive photos of the inside The Boathouse last month, a day prior to the press opening.  Since then we've been inside a couple times but never to actually dine.  That got corrected last night.
A beautiful evening to check it out, the restaurant was mostly full but you could get a table just walking up.
The inside main bar is always first come, first served and there were ample spots when I first arrived but these would mostly fill up too.
A couple amphicars would come and go during my visit but at $125 a ride, most everyone was just watching.
Lots of outdoor dining options available.
I had the filet mignon which was delicious.  But I got to say, I'm just as happy at Logan's Roadhouse or Texas Roadhouse at one-fifth the price.
One of more than a dozen antique boats on display on the docks.
The Blog has provided photos of the Dockside Bar previously but this was also a first visit inside. From a distance it looks small but up close, it's huge!
Acoustical entertainment is provided.
And not too far away, a good time was had by all!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

This Weekend In Techno Town

Kind of slow this weekend in O-town but one fun event will be at Epic Nightclub on Friday night with DJ Knightlife and Seth Vogt.  House.
If you're into percussion, check out Electronic Drums (CO) at Suite B Lounge on Friday night!
2-day music fest outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Single day tickets.  Day 1 includes TiĆ«sto (NL).

Phoenix Underground Night begins at The Crow this Saturday night with House and Techno from PachaNYC resident DJ Miss Jennifer!  A new night to behold!  She'll be performing here monthly!

Music fest outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Single day tickets.  Day 2 includes Armin van Buuren (NL).
Closer to home on Sunday night, Social Menace presents Project Mayhem at Suite B Lounge. Lineup includes Agent 137, DJ Geebo and Nicholas Armand, among others.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

PI Update: Predicting The Boathouse

Can't help but look back with some pride at this December, 2009 article in Save Pleasure Island Blog whereby one of our sources told us that Rock'n'Roll Beach Club and Motion were to be demolished after the first of the year (which would be early 2010) and that a lighthouse seafood restaurant/bar was coming to the area where the two clubs stood. The source also told us that a pathway from Marketplace to the West Side would pass through that area!  In the end, demolition did not begin until December, 2010 but I do believe there is a lighthouse seafood restaurant/bar in that area now, accessed by a new pathway!

The Blog reported in November, 2010 the Schussler Creative temporary working name Mahogany Bay Classic Old Boats and Great Food Restaurant was coming. It would only take 4 years to become reality.  The original concept art for The Boathouse is pictured above.  It was considerably larger than what ended up getting built and it looks like it was to contain 2-stories of retail besides the restaurant.  With the conversion to the Disney Springs concept and its large retail area in the former PI parking lot, concentrated retail like this was not needed.

Monday, May 18, 2015

PI Update: Latest Changes

It was finally made official last Friday!  The Edison will replace Adventurers Club. While it is primarily a restaurant into the evening, we expect it will offer some of the promised late night adult entertainment to Disney guests.
Outside Paradiso 37, the construction wall along Hill Street has been moved yet again. But this time it's for their own expansion rather than someone else's.  We expect P37 to offer a new level of adult evening entertainment of it's own on it's new outdoor balcony overlooking Village Lake.
Havaianas finally has a sign.
This sign is also on the side of their building.
Mannequins transition continues.
Most of the exterior action is on the south side facing the former PI parking lot.
Butted glass will give diners on multiple levels the ability to look out on the springs.
Also visible from the Island is the extensive construction that makes up creation of the Town Center section of Disney Springs.
Elevator shafts foretell another multi-story retail building.
The approximately 75 venues that made up Downtown Disney will become the approximately 150 venues that make up Disney Springs.
Closeup shows that some of these buildings will be quite large.  The cranes at the rear are for construction of the East Garage along Buena Vista Drive.
Construction of The Springs continues as well.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Concert Report: Borgeous (Gilt Nightclub)

First time visit to Gilt Nightclub since it was converted from the old Roxy Nightclub into Gilt.
Only the shell of the building is the same. The interior was gutted and remade with new bars, new seating areas, new everything. It's really impressive now!
Getting to hang for awhile in the club's "Green Room" with headliner DJ Borgeous (USA)!
My "Man's Week" friend Art getting a photo op between Borgeous and Borgeous' father.
Didn't recognize the opening DJ but he put out an amazing 2.5 hour set of EDM hits that included a lot of classic Dance!
Dance floor was packed!
Finally at 12:40AM, the DJ everyone was here for Johnny Borger.....Borgeous!
The Winter Springs High School grad was playing in his home town for his birthday weekend and you could tell he was thrilled to be here!
So was the crowd!
The peeps want EDM!
Getting up for 2014 hit "Invincible".
As well as "Wildfire"!
Champagne for the masses!
Main squeeze!
Partying in VIP!

 Proud father!
Delivering current hit "This Could Be Love".
"Gonna take a picture of the DJ.  But first, let me take a selfie!"
Borgeous was vocal and animated all night!
Overall the crowd was really young. But this generation only knows EDM.
Gilt has a big lineup of DJ's coming including Ookay, Morgan Page and Cedric Gervais!
Ending his set with a collaboration with Lights that has not been released yet but he sadly had to end the song about a third of the way through as 2:30AM was reached.
Thanking the crowd for the great night!
A good time was had by all!