Tuesday, February 12, 2013
PI Update: Are They Really Going To Ditch The Pleasure Island Name?
it but once again no details. Apparently the lack of leasors willing to locate there along with a loud outcry from existing businesses at Disney's Boardwalk Resort who complained that Hyperion Wharf's turn-of-the 20th century" theme duplicated what they already had, quashed that idea. So here we are at the 5-yr mark and one of the biggest questions on many-a-mind is: Will the Pleasure Island name remain on our beloved island?
Apparently the sentiment is that the Pleasure Island name has to go because it represents a section of Disney known for nightclubs and they want to disassociate themselves from that. Whatever they end up doing, a lot of money is going to get spent and so what's another $10 Million just to change all the signs? The pics in this article are just a few of the signs on property that currently use the PI name.
We can only hope that Downtown Disney's new SVP Tom Wolber will quash the name change and return part of the Island to its original mission: Adults. Coming directly from Disney Cruise Line, he successfully dedicated their operation to families yet still gave adults a private club district on board each of their four ships. He might be the only person at Walt Disney World right now that understands that you can successfully cater to both. We'd have to say he may be our only hope!