Saturday, December 31, 2011

PI Update: The Year In Review

As 2011 comes to a close, the Save Pleasure Island Blog thanks you for tuning in for the latest news and rumors  We also thank those insiders who have provided secret information. There is no advertising on the Blog;  this is all done for the love of the Island. And you read it because of that same love. Let's hope we finally see some action during 2012! We have so many newer readers so here's a look back at some of this year's top Island stories as covered by the Blog:

JANUARY - MOTION DEMOLISHED The demolition began the prior month but finished-out in January. See the debris!
FEBRUARY - ROCK'N'ROLL BEACH CLUB DEMOLISHED The demolition crew then moved over to next-door RRBC and took it down too!
MARCH - SAVE PI SKYCAM WAS INTRODUCED The Blog went into the sky to give you unprecedented views down onto beautiful Pleasure Island!
MARCH - WHAT'S COMING TO PLEASURE ISLAND (Part 1) The Blog discovered the actual plans filed with the Water Management District showing which clubs were coming down and what was planned at least initally for the Island!
MARCH - WHAT'S COMING TO PLEASURE ISLAND (Part 2) Continued coverage. These two articles set new records for viewers to the Blog!
APRIL - IHOP TO REPLACE MANNEQUINS Our annual April Fools article!
APRIL - HYPERION WHARF POSTPONED OR CANCELED! The Blog is the first to report that plans for Hyperion Wharf are being rethought and further demolitions were not going to occur!
MAY - COLONEL PUT UP FOR SALE AT PROPERTY CONTROL The Colonel from Adventurers Club was put for sale at Disney Property Control! And then removed before being sold!
MAY - PI RUMOR UPDATE The latest update on Club rumors!
JULY - ORLANDO SENTINEL INTERVIEWS BLOG Jason Garcia from the Orlando Sentinel interviewed KingBob for an article about Pleasure Island!
AUGUST - NEW PI CONSTRUCTION PERMITS FILED Permits filed for all the clubs. Little did we know that the construction entailed only removing existing club name signs!
AUGUST - MANNEQUINS SIGN REMOVED Coverage of the Mannequins sign removal.
SEPTEMBER - ALL REMAINING CLUB SIGNS REMOVED Coverage of all the other signs.
SEPTEMBER - CLOSING ANNIVERSARY - 3 YRS OF NOTHING An article commerating the 3-year anniversary of the closing of Pleasure Island!

6 comments:

71 said...

Hard to believe it's been over a year since the wall went up beside Fuego (and that weird ceiling-less hallway to the refurbed bathrooms) ... still no signs of anything resembling a plan.

tightglove.com said...

You can follow Jason Garcia on Twitter; @jason_garcia

ClubMaster said...

DJ Mark sanchez and dommnick morrison is starting at 7:14pm

Brad said...

Take a look at this. Disney actually acknowledges what fun Pleasure Island was. http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/12/vintage-walt-disney-world-ringing-in-the-new-year-at-pleasure-island-at-downtown-disney/?CMP=SOC-WDWFY11Q4FBDM0127

Anonymous said...

Big Announcement: So Exciting...NOT!

Disneyland will hold a 24-hour party on Leap Day next year as part of a promotion, Disney announced Saturday.

Disneyland will be open for 24 hours starting 6 a.m. Feb. 29, according to a Disney website. Disney made the announcement on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" show on Saturday. Magic Kingdom in Florida also will have a 24-hour party.
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Disneyland is set to hold a 24-hour party on Leap Day, Feb. 29. Disneyland and California Adventure can be seen here from atop the Matterhorn in 2009.

As part of the One More Disney Day campaign, Disney also plans to give away a vacation package daily starting Sunday through Feb. 29.

This isn't the first time that Disneyland has been open overnight. In 1987, the park hosted a 60-hour party for the opening of Star Tours.

But Disney officials say this will be the first time that both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom will be open 24 hours on the same day.

“To celebrate, for the first time ever, the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Parks will remain open for 24 hours on Leap Day, so that our guests can take advantage of every minute of their extra day to make memories with friends and family,” said Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in a statement.

Both regularly-priced tickets and annual passes can be used to enter the overnight party, said Erin Glover, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman. The current cost for a one-day ticket is $80 for ages 10 and up.

No special activities or features have been planned so far.

KingBob said...

Thanks for the report. I will add that this applies to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World as well, not just Disneyland.