[QUOTE=tigger;1122626]PI is being slowly redone. The night club aspect of the original PI was a response to City Walk. The concept works better over at Uni but IMO not as we’ll at WDW. Disney is branded as family friendly entertainment. CW and PI really killed off a lot of the local bar and club scence in Orlando so a lot of the local traffic along with the local crime gravitated to them so incidents like guns on property (mainly PI and CW), rapes, robbery, etc increased.
Disney has opened a few new restaurants and added a few more stores and a few entertainment acts haapening (I’ve walked through recently and they have had a number of different live bands and performers).[/QUOTE]
Pleasure Island long predated City Walk. City Walk didn’t open until 99 with IOA and the fully completed parking decks. In 97, City Walk was in the midst of the transformation from the parking lot to what it is now. Did you mean Church Street Station? On my first visit to WDW they had all the PI clubs in full operation. We went to the comedy club, and I was fully deflated by the experience. I want stand up, not group improv. The “New Year’s Eve” thing was really lame in my book, as was the band.
But I’ve got no idea why Pleasure Island 2.0 has turned into yet one more incomplete HUD urban renewal project. I just know I don’t like it. It’s a complete waste as it is.