Oh my gosh, we've had some interesting developments during the past 48 hours. Details are still being assembled. Read the prior Blog entry below first to provide some framework for what is going on. I'll save the best news for last.
First of all, DJ auditions for PI are going to take place next Tuesday in Motion. The auditions are not open to the public. What are these auditions for? Sources say that the PI Live booth is being moved from its current location above the Hub over to the old tech booth above Laffers Cantina. Laffers is the bar that is still open for business over near Comedy Warehouse. The booth was previously used in conjunction with lighting and sound control for the now-defunct West End Stage. Two DJ's will work out of that booth providing music and comedy for guests on that side of PI and possibly parts of DTD WestSide. The PI Live booth and the music and fun is being moved to eliminate interference with patio guests enjoying Irish music at Raglan Road (there have allegedly been complaints) as well as any interference with Latin music that will be played for guests dining on the patio at the new Central/South American restaurant, opening soon nearby. So this part is all happening anyway and unrleated to Tuesday night's bombshell.
And now the big news: I have word that a very high-ranking Disney entertainment executive visited Pleasure Island on Monday and then ordered that the sound and light systems to both Mannequins and 8TRAX be restored immediately and to get the venues "show ready". A second source states simply that Mannequins and 8TRAX will be reopening soon! Then supposedly other Disney officials were out on the island Tuesday night with a very unhappy-looking Kevin Lansberry in tow. I've also heard from another source that Lansberry is being transferred over from Downtown Disney to manage Wide World of Sports.
Lots going down!
Sources are working on confirmations.
There is a prior disclaimer in this Blog and I want to repeat it here and emphasize it as well. The information presented in this blog is the opinion of the moderator and is not presented as fact. In many cases it is rumor-based and rumors are notoriously unreliable. Keep that in mind when you read any of this stuff.