Saturday, June 2, 2018

Club Report: PI @ PH (Parliament House)

EDITORS NOTE: For close to 10 years, former Mouseketeer Thommy Sandvick has served as a "roving reporter" for Save Pleasure Island Blog. After the PI clubs were closed, he stayed close to the Island rumor mill so that we could share the latest scoops to our readers. For awhile, he even lived under the No. 2 Bridge so he could roam the Island at night after Disney Security went home! (not really)  We're happy to post his club report from Parliament House below:

As has been the case for the last 10 years, Thursday of Gay Days kicks off with PI @ PH at the world famous Parliament House Resort!
First stop is "A Night of Perpetual Comedy" hosted by the Orlando Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.  Don't let the name fool you - these oddly dressed sisters raise money for various LGBT organizations in Central Florida.  I believe 6 different organizations received money at this year's show.
And now, on with the show starting with none other than Carol Stein (Comedy Warehouse) on the keys!  You can also find her performing in the UK Pub at EPCOT
Make no mistake, this is a Comedy Warehouse reunion show through and through, despite any direct mention of the name.  First up, a random person was chosen from the audience -sans phones - and a song was created!  Next up was Mary (Comedy Warehouse) who nowadays voices the pre-show for "Happily Ever After" at Magic Kingdom.
Another improvised song!​
An episode of
The capacity at Parliament House is huge!  The outside courtyard was quite filled by 11pm.
Pool! Let's get soakin wet! (but no one ever does).
You can't have PI without fireworks at midnight! (West End Stage)
Or Phantom of the Opera (Mannequins) at 12:30!  They brought in a live vocalist who performed that high note!  Impressive!
And you can't have Parliament House without drag queens!  One thing I really like about the venue is unlike other places, the drag shows have their own dedicated theater (on normal nights) which means the music doesn't stop on the dance floor during drag shows. 

 You can never go wrong with Go Go Girls Boys!
A good time was had by all!
Save Pleasure Island Blog roving reporter Thommy posing with Earl from the Pleasure Island ticket booth as Mannequins staple "Proud" played. Big thanks to Thommy for this article as well as all the information provided these past 10 years!  In real life, Thommy serves as High Performance Coach, Motivational Speaker and Small Business Advocate. Check out his website for more information at

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