Wednesday, December 16, 2009
PI Update: Demolition Completed.....For Now
CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE
Updating you with the latest photos from Pleasure Island Theme Park in Lake Buena Vista. On the right above you can see that the former PI Live DJ booth and the lighting catwalk is now entirely gone. The towers (not shown) that hold the Harley Davidson signs remain until they can figure out how to deal with them.
With the DJ booth gone, Sosa Cigars now has a front patio for families to enjoy a fine cigar with their spirits. The left photo also provides a daytime view of RRBC with the sign finally removed. I thought Sosa's patio was going to wrap completely around the building to meet the existing rear patio but it does not. Instead there are stairs and a sidewalk. Right now it's a sidewalk to nowhere but it likely fits in to future changes coming to the island.
Meanwhile outside Mannequins the landing outside the upstairs doors has been removed following the removal of the stairs that had been there. As Mannequins is apparently going to be transformed into a restaurant, there will be many other changes to the look of the building. One thing that won't change are these electric transformers located outside, adjacent Mannequins & 8TRAX. You'll recall the previously reported Blog rumor that the Mannequins/8TRAX building cannot be torn down because the entire power grid for the island is contained behind Mannequins and it would take weeks to restore power if it was removed. Thus, the Mannequins/8TRAX building survives, as does the CW building. But every club building waterside gets demolished! Or so say the rumors.