Tuesday, March 1, 2011

PI Update: Follow The New Pathway

Let's follow the new main pathway to see how it's going to cross through beautiful Pleasure Island on its way from Marketplace to the West Side. The recently refurbished path above is adjacent the under-renovation LEGO World of Imagination.
Near the T-REX Cafe the pathway crosses the brand new #1 Bridge to Pleasure Island. One can see the green doors in the background which is where the path is headed.
Here at the Lily Pad the main pathway will head towards the current green doors to the left of Portobello. Supposedly the current main pathway that turns left here and heads towards Raglan Road will still exist but the intent is to keep you on that new main pathway. Some sort of "ferry terminal" building will exist to the right, sources say, connecting to the Fulton's ferry boat.
Of course the door and walls will be gone and the main pathway will continue beyond here with small shops and a "lighthouse" style beacon drawing you in that direction.
The small shops will exist in what today is the service court for Raglan and Portobello.
The main pathway then makes a 90-degree turn to the left where club Motion used to stand and points you in the direction of Paradiso 37, Adventurers Club and the #3 Bridge to the West Side.
Looking now from the opposite direction, we can see the former site of RRBC and the future site of the waterfront Amphitheater. Sticks will little flags have been planted as the goal is to get this thing open by summer.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully they will get things started by summer opening up
8trax, Mannequines, and Soundstage and Adventurer's Club for some fun nightlife for the adults.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, another shop, this time Harley Davidson leaves the area. Yes it's moving to the west-side, but still yet another empty spot on the old PI grounds.

KingBob said...

Nothing is reopening this summer, sad to say.

Where is Harley moving to? I previously reported a rumor that they were moving into the House of Blues space when HOB vacates to downtown Orlando. But if that's not correct, I don't recall any vacant space over there.

zulemara said...

hhhmm Harley moving...I believe that was part of a rumor having to do with mannequins, that Harley would have to move, but I don't remember what the rumor was.

zulemara said...

found it! In the concept art, there is no harley davidson. The entire mannequins building turns into something else.

Joe said...

There was a rumor on the table that Harley was to move to the current Little Mismatched location after LMM moved to Marketplace.

KingBob said...

Little Mismatched is a very tiny space. I find it hard to believe that Harley would move into that spot.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty pathetic when PI, seven years ago was the number
1 nightspot for partying and
nightlife for the adults.
Now, there's still no nightlife I don't know if it's stupidity or just not just smelling the coffee.

P.S. Makes you wonder don't it.

DamnMouse72 said...

Hey Bob! Here's the low down according to Screamscape: "(3/3/11) Local sources tell us that there will be some changes coming to Downtown Disney soon. Mickey’s Groove is said to be closing on April 2nd and will be replaced with a new version of the Harley Davidson store, who is moving out of their old Pleasure Island storefront. The new HD store will actually take up the former Groove and Little Miss Matched locations when it opens in July. (In case you were wondering, Little Miss Matched will apparently moved to a new location elsewhere in the West Side."

KingBob said...

Don't know if that is a fresh rumor or a rehashed one. Blog Roving Reporter Thommy reported about two years ago the rumor about Mickey's Groove closing and Harley moving into that space and the space in front of it, which had become vacant "prior" to Little Mismatched moving into it. Mickey's Groove never closed though and Mismatched opened so the rumor was put away. Thanks for sharing the source information as I had not seen that!

Anonymous said...

Swap Shop Update: Little Miss Matched shop will be moving to the Marketplace side, across the way from the Christmas shop in the $10 and under store location.