Thursday, July 26, 2018
PI Update: Mannequins Medley
We've posted this before but with this weekend marking exactly 2 months short of 10 years since Mannequins Dance Palace closed, thought we'd do it again. Especially for those of you who follow the Blog for our club reports and have no knowledge of Pleasure Island, this video kind of shows you the amazing technology (of its time) that Disney used to support its dance clubs.
At Mannequins, they had the revolving dance floor which was lit from underneath, the light wall, the coordinated spots, the spray-downs, all operating in a club world before lasers and before DJ's worked from laptops. The Mannequins Light Show, or Mannequins Medley as I liked to call it, was played early in the evening every night but even many regulars never experienced it live because it ran before the crowds arrived. There are many other videos on YouTube so check it out!
It's so sad that Disney didn't keep one club open because if they had, it would have been Mannequins. The DJ scene is huge now as is the electronic dance music that was played at MDP. I know Disney would have kept up with technology and the sights and sounds in there would have been amazing and the highlight of their Disney visit for many. They've tried this summer to get some nightlife back out on Pleasure Island and it's been fun to see it but it attracts "kids" and not many adults. So it ain't the same and it's as sad now as it was when the Island closed down in 2008.