Wednesday, July 9, 2014

PI Update: Isla del Encanto

Come cross that bridge one more time to enchanted Pleasure Island.
Yesterday's article concentrated on air views of PI.  Today we go down to ground level but before we do we did want to point out that water has been flowing back into The Waterfront area. The enlarged lake becomes the springs of Disney Springs and the current PI parking lot will be home to future shopping options.
The springs don't look very pretty today but give them time.  Nice view of Mannequins side here.
Nice view of the rear of 8TRAX in this shot as well as the back side / lower level of the other new construction we posted yesterday.
Nothing appears to be happening at the former BET Soundstage Club.  By the way, this is a view you couldn't previously see when Comedy Warehouse stood in the way.
In front of Soundstage and Adventurers Club, that "turntable" under construction.
This is on the Island's upper level at West End Plaza.
No apparent construction yet taking place in AC either.
Concept art for the Boathouse restaurant shows a lighthouse tower with the actual tower now peeking above the wall.
And thar she is!
Concept art shows a  new bridge crossing the springs here and connecting this area near the current Planet Hollywood to the lower level of Pleasure Island.
Since it will be placed between already-named Bridge No. 3 and No. 4, we'll call it Bridge No. 3.5.
Mannequins stands proudly awaiting a new generation of clubbers!
Ground view of this new awning or roof adjacent MDP.  Notice that service corridor entry between Mannequins and whatever this is going to be.
View from the other side. Seems more like an outdoor patio awning than a roof and no exterior walls have been built yet.
And this patio-looking area in front of 8TRAX.
Finally we have this High Line update.  The structure between Harley and Starbucks now has railings on top and presumably will match the rest of the High Line at the Food Truck Park.


Anonymous said...

It's a real shame that five years ago P.I. rocked!
Come on guys wake-up surprise all the party people, and fix up Mannequines,8Trax, B.E.T, and Adventure'ers Club, because you know that's what all the people want, from 10:00pm to 2:00am.
Let all the adults party.

KingBob said...

I think this train has already left the station.

Anonymous said...

That may be true but this person is truly right. The people do want Mannequins Dance Palace back as evidenced by the numerous comments on Disney's own blog page when Disney Springs was announced.