Sunday, December 13, 2009
PI Update: New Restaurants?
I've heard again that 3 of the new venues on Pleasure Island are going to be from Schussler Creative ideas; possibly by the Landry group. Schussler is same creative force that brought T-REX and Yak & Yetti to Disney. Look for Orange County Chopper's America's Roadhouse (bikers, blues, burgers & bbq), Hot Dog Hall of Fame (frankly the best hot dogs, sausages, dumplings & french-fries in the world) and the Polar Ultra Lounge (ice bar). I still think bolting some motorcycles onto the revolving dance floor and letting people ride them around the room is a great idea! Once again though, unconfirmed rumors.
Monday Update: In this weeks edition of The Walt Disney World Update on the MousePlanet website, author Mark Goldhaber states the following: …Steven Schussler (creator of Rainforest Cafe, T-Rex and Yak & Yeti, among other concepts) has teamed with Orange County Choppers and Levy Restaurants (operators of most of Schussler's creations) to open a new concept restaurant themed to motorcycles with barbeque cuisine. Could Backfire BBQ end up coming to Walt Disney World? Uncertain, as it may cause conflicts with existing Pleasure Island tenant Harley-Davidson. Very close to what I published yesterday!
Tuesday Update: Readers should click on my September 16th article and read about the meeting Disney and PI officials had with Schussler in May, 2008. The following month Disney announced that PI clubs were closing! Coincidence? You can click on September over to the right and scroll down to September 16th.