Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Do You Know Disney's Best Kept Secret?
Do you know Disney's best kept secret? No, it's not the timeshares they keep trying to peddle. Everyone knows about them. Disney's "best kept secret" is actually what was planned for Pleasure Island before the economy tanked.
Maybe the reason not a single rumor was ever leaked about what was coming to the Island was because in reality, NOTHING was planned. (Besides Paradiso 37, of course) You see whenever anything is going to happen at Disney World, there are ALWAYS rumors. Bus drivers are famous for telling them as are bartenders, bathroom attendants and ride operators. Yet following the PI closure announcement nothing was ever leaked. That's impossible at Disney. So the more I think about it, the more it makes sense that there really wasn't anything planned. Disney simply had some broad ideas of outsourced vendors opening some shops and restaurants but nothing was ever contracted. And because nothing was finalized there were no rumors. And then when the economy did collapse, no one came forward to open anything.
This is the only thing that makes sense. Disney's best kept secret: There were never really any plans for Pleasure Island.