Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Save Pleasure Island...........Now or Never!
This Blog has been around for two years now but this past weekend, the one year anniversary of the Flag Counter being added took place. You know how many visitors have been here this past year? 36,000! Mostly from Florida of course but six other states have generated more than 1,000 hits. But now more than ever, we need to come back together and try one more time to get Disney to realize that Pleasure Island is worth returning to its adult roots.
Pleasure Island as we knew it is not coming back. I'll report on the latest rumors later this week. But within the changes that are coming to the island there is room for a comedy club and there is no reason that one or two adult-oriented dance clubs can't reopen.
I don't know how Tom Skaggs feels about Pleasure Island. But the early read on him is that he's very big-picture oriented and that he's willing to change what ain't right. His office address and email address was posted in the Comments of yesterday's article but I'll repeat both here:
Thomas O. Staggs
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
c/o Team Disney Building
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank CA 91521-4873
The chances are slim and some of you believe impossible. That may be correct. But is it worth a few minutes of your time to write the guy and tell him how you feel? We need every reader to take a few minutes to do this. If you read this Blog it's because you care about Pleasure Island. If you read this Blog it's because you miss Pleasure Island. If you read this Blog it's because you want to return to Pleasure Island. A regular letter would be great but nowadays email is perfectly acceptable. My suggestions:
1) Be polite. Anger is just going kill this campaign. Don't be rude or crude.
2) Tell him why PI was so great and why some of it needs to be returned.
3) Ask him to reconsider the closure and bring some of the old PI back again.
4) Include your real name, mailing address and phone number so that they know you're a real person. Surprisingly, a lot of people get contacted by Disney when they write in.
Every reader please. We need everyone. Pass this around to everyone you know that loved PI. It's now or never!