Monday, June 7, 2010
PI Update: New Bushes & New Rumors
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It was a bit of a drizzly evening in Orlando tonight but since Downtown Disney lies at the bottom of the rainbow, what better place to hang-out than beautiful Pleasure Island! One piece of good news for techno fans: DJ Richie Rich is this weekend's DJ for Sunday night SIN at House of Blues!
Construction around the upstairs Mannequins door has been completed. The small trees and bushes have been replaced with tiny bushes and wood chips. The promised bold new vision is taking place before our very eyes! But get this. Remember when they closed the PI clubs and they said it would take 2 years for everything to be redone? And then do you remember last year when the Orlando Sentinel spotted something in a Disney annual report stating that it would be 2012 before changes are completed; i.e. 4 years? OK, well the latest rumor is that they're giving PI management until 2013 to get things completed. If true, that would be 5 years from the closure! Again, this is just a rumor.
Got to stop by just in time for the 7:30pm edition of Celebrate Tonight. OMG! DJ Hollywood Bob spotted me taking his photo and asked over his microphone, "Aren't you the Save Pleasure Island guy?" So much for maintaining a low profile! He was asking people what ride they were looking forward to riding. He was smart not to ask me since Forbidden Journey at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is probably not an answer they want to hear down there!