Monday, November 24, 2014

Pleasure Island Rewind

Pleasure Island Rewind took place last night at Disney's Contemporary Resort and it was a great way to remember the many clubs that made up our beloved PI.
DJ Elliot was on the boards playing hits from many of the dance clubs beginning the night with Rock'n'Roll Beach Club, Neon Armadillo and 8TRAX!
The Mannequins portion included part of the Light Show and part of the Phantom!
You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!
The Colonel from Adventurers Club then paid us a visit via satellite!
And the Adventurers Club cast was reunited for the first time in years!
Everyone was shocked when they made an announcement: The Adventurers Club was reopening!  Unfortunately, after a long pause, it was announced that the reopening was only for the next 20 minutes!
Since everyone's club membership had expired after 6 years, there was a new member induction ceremony along with traditional AC songs!
More dance music from DJ Elliot!
Then it was time for a improv show from the Comedy Warehouse crew!
With Carol Stine on the keyboards just like old times!
Along with many of the original CW crew!  They will reprise their roles again over the Christmas to New Years holidays with numerous daily shows at Disney Hollywood Studios.
And then it was onto the West End Stage for our New Years Eve countdown to midnight followed by confetti explosions!
Great musical memories last night of our nights on the Island.
As Pleasure Island at Downtown Disney is converted to The Landing at Disney Springs, we continue to watch for what kind of adult nightlife will be offered there.
As part of the Destination D event, some old ride displays were offered such as Starjets!
And we'll never forget Mr. Toad's Wild Ride!
A good time was had by all!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I do not remember a DJ Elliott from PI?!?!?!

DJMadManRay said...

It looks like it was a great time! Thanks for the post.

Thommy Sandvick said...

He wasn't from PI, but his mixes consistently integrate MDP songs. I have no doubt he did our clubs proud

Anonymous said...

There was supposed to be a live band playing some cover songs at this event as well, but they cancelled a week out.

Anonymous said...

As this was organized by Disney and it looks like it was a hit, something good has got to come of it. I'm sure Disney knows there's a market for this.

Anonymous said...

funny the time we all went to Atlantic Dance hall the woman in charge said and I quote "do not cater the the MANNEQUINS and PI people"
but then have this! WOW! HMM??

KingBob said...

A few years after PI closed, mention of Pleasure Island clubs was a no-no. What club signs still remained standing were removed (Mannequins, Adventurers Club, Comedy Warehouse)and the colorful 8TRAX building paint was covered.

But things began to change a few years ago when Comedy Warehouse was brought back to work the Studios over the holiday season.

So now we're in a period where Disney is embracing its Pleasure Island past and celebrating it. It's certainly a healthier atmosphere and it allows an event like this to take place. DJ Elliot did a great job researching the musical history of each club and jamming into an all too short performance!