Sunday, June 14, 2009

Princess Diana Gowns Coming to DTD


This past week the website Disboards posted a rumor (since removed) that the former location of Virgin Megastore in Downtown Disney West Side would be replaced with an exhibition of Princess Diana's gowns! The rumor stated that a contract had been signed between Disney and Maureen Rorech Dunkel, the lady who bought 14 of Princess Diana's gowns a few weeks before the princess died in a car wreck in August 1997.

Save Pleasure Island can confirm that this rumor appears to be true. The following is an e-mail sent to students at the University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management:

> Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 13:04:37 -0400
> From: hospitalityjobs@MAIL.UCF.EDU
> Subject: Unique employment opportunity for Rosen Students in Downtown Disney
> To: HOSPMGMT@LISTSERV.CC.UCF.EDU
>
> IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN ORLANDO FOR ALL QUALIFIED ROSEN STUDENTS.
>
> Our Foundation, The People's Princess Charitable Foundation, Inc., will be bringing the magnificent tribute to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, to Central Florida! We are planned to be open 7 days a week, from 11am - 11pm, beginning at the end of June and running through November.
>
> SEEKING PAID EMPLOYEES NOW
> Due to the aggressive move-in timeframe, WE ARE HIRING NOW for this incredible experience honoring one of the most iconic figures of our time. Full and part-time positions include greeters, floor monitors, cashiers, and various other team positions.
>
> Having worked with Rosen students before in 2008, we are confident we will be able to find our team members from the highly qualified pool of Rosen candidates.
>
> INTERVIEWS THIS MONDAY JUNE 15!
>
> WHEN: 11am - 4pm
> WHERE: Rosen College, Three Pillars Cafeteria
> WHAT TO BRING: Personal ID and resume, including references.
>
> We look forward to meeting any interested Rosen student this Monday.
>
> Thank you for your help in getting this word out to Rosen students. To learn more about our incredible journey, please visit our website www.PrincessDianaDresses.com.
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
> Bob Singerman
> President
> The People's Princess Charitable Foundation, Inc.


With no disrespect intended to Priness Diana, this is just a travesty that Disney is so desperate to fill empty space that something like this needs to be brought to Walt Disney World.
Update: It's now official. This exhibit is coming!
http://www.wdwinfo.com/downtown/westside/index.htm
THANKS TO EARL BECK & THOMMY FOR SHARING THIS E-MAIL. PHOTO CREDIT: WIKIPEDIA



16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pathetic. This is so non-Disney.

none said...

This bold new vision is now beyond a bold new disaster. It's just plain a complete MESS

Anonymous said...

There are no words to describe the crap that DTD has become!

KingBob said...

Well I still really like Disney Marketplace. Most of the things are still Disney-owned and operated (I think) so it's still very "Disney".

I've never cared for the West Side anyway and this just makes it worse.

Then there's my favorite: Pleasure Island. It remains in limbo and awaits some kind of announcement. There is hope that we will some day see some night clubs open again.

wjrandon said...

Dude, I wanted to high-five the computer monitor when I read your comments at the end. Couldn't agree with you more, this belongs in a museum somewhere not DTD. Bad show once again Disney. Just goes to prove how bad the economy is when this is the best trick pony Disney can pull out of it's hat to fill such massive empty space.

Joe said...

Pleasureless Island and the Waste Side

Anonymous said...

Yawn...

That's just what the guests were asking for... Princess Diana gowns.

none said...

WS and PI are becoming a bigger joke everyday!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm going to travel from Tampa to Orlando for the night just to visit a slew of dresses on a Friday or Saturday night. That's what Pleasure Island was for, the reason I traveled to Orlando on weekends. Now I guess the new place is CityWalk!! BOO!!

KingBob said...

>Pleasureless Island and the Waste Side

Joe, I'm lovin' it!!

Joe said...

I agree, my vacation time in Orlando now focuses around Citywalk. That's where it's happening. This is Disney's loss because we usually stayed in Downtown Disney hotels, and visited Pleasure Island nightly along with the restaurants. Sometimes twice a year...

Anonymous said...

Maybe that Titanic exhibit that's over on I-Drive can be brought over to downtown disney too!

Anonymous said...

At least it's going to be a temporary exhibit. That's really the only good thing I can say about this.

KingBob said...

I posted this on the Orlando Attractions website:

"This is truly something the entire family can enjoy together. And since this is Disney World, isn’t that what it’s all about?"

Anonymous said...

KingBob-

That ideologoy is what caused the decline of DTD and PI to begin with.

KingBob said...

Anon, I wasn't being serious. No guy wants to see that crap; it's hardly something for the whole family!