|During my visit to CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort this past Saturday night, I reflected back on 2008 and the clubs closing on Pleasure Island and the genuine effort CityWalk made to bring PI annual passholders over to their side!|
It began with CityWalk's full-page ad in the Orlando Sentinel declaring that Pleasure Island passholders would get free admission to CityWalk's clubs. Announced in September of 2008, all a PI Annual Pass holder had to do was bring their AP to CityWalk Guest Services and they would be issued a free CityWalk All-Club Pass valid until March 31, 2009. For those taking advantage of the offer early, it was at least 6 months of free entry.
Of course CityWalk turned out to be a completely different animal than Pleasure Island. And while there was chatter in 2008/2009 of CityWalk offering their own Annual Pass for residents, it never materialized. CityWalk today does what it does well and improvements made to The Groove have updated the facility into quite the hip dance club. It's not Pleasure Island, of course. But then, nothing is.