Beautiful Mannequins Dance Palace as seen from the Save Pleasure Island Blog SkyCam. It's a space that's too huge to house a store; too awkward to house a restaurant. So if you can't or won't tear it down, what do you do with it? Last March we published some logo boards that displayed brand names of vendors who might be coming to Disney Springs. One of them was The Edison, a post-industrial steampunk themed nightclub of sorts in Los Angeles. In the 5 months since that posting there's been a lot of chatter about it being the venue that moves into Mannequins.
Let's hope not. I've never been to the one in California and have only visited its website. They do feature Saturday night DJ's but their musical lineup is heavy on Jazz and Motown, neither of which stand a chance for success in heavily casual, heavily touristy Disney World. Of course a WDW version could be completely different, taking advantage of the stage and revolving dance floor that the MDP location brings with it. Anyone who brings the place back to life deserves our support. But if The Edison is really what ends up in there and if they really just plan to bring their west coast game plan to the east coast unchangd, the euphoria could be very short-lived. Orlando ain't Los Angeles.