Monday, June 27, 2016

PI Update: Bombshell Announcement 8 Years Ago Today!

Eight years ago today, Friday June 27, 2008, Disney dropped the bombshell! Pleasure Island comedy and dance clubs would be closing forever in exactly 3 months.....September 27, 2008.  The announcement was made late enough in the day such that Disney thought it wouldn't lead to much "bad press".  But the internet era had already begun and DisBoards posted the news immediately followed by the Orlando Sentinel. Here is a link to that Saturday's Orlando Sentinel article entitled "The Party's Over At Pleasure Island".  Long live Pleasure Island!

4 comments:

Unknown said...

Still miss the Island, friends, bartenders, and good times! Thanks for keeping the memories alive Bob!

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Anonymous said...

And here we are, years later, shops and shopping and eating.. not much dancing. Our mainstay, the club that was years ahead of it's time... now a place that gets mixed reviews for dinner / lunch, instead of a place packing them in each night, spending $1000 on bottles and bringing in headline DJ's... Vegas got all that action, made a killing on, while Disney stood around and built the largest parking garage / shopping mall, were no one is buying (try it, look around, how much "Shopping" do you really see going on, count the bags those tourist carry out of the stores, yet everyone is visiting.

Trader Domination said...

Still a Dopey Decision to this day!