Friday, November 25, 2011
PI Update: A Lifetime of Memories
There was a time when some people purchased a Disney Vacation Club unit at the sprawling Saratoga Springs complex because of it's proximity to Pleasure Island. The purchase of a unit along the waterfront facing Village Lake not only put you within walking distance of the PI complex (no drinking and driving) but also gave you a view of the nightly New Years Eve fireworks show which took place out on the lake. With the removal of the turnstiles, the Island became open to everyone and it became a hangout for undesirables. To make it a less-attractive place to congregate, the shows on the West End Stage had to be eliminated along with the nightly fireworks. The unraveling began and with the Island's demise in 2008, Saratoga Springs retained its proximity to Downtown Disney but it lost its advantage for anyone interested in Pleasure Island's now mostly non-existent nightlife. A lifetime of past memories but no new ones being made. Does anyone even remember Pleasure Island? You know they want you to forget about it.