July 7, 2008

Pleasure Island's Day in the Sun

Much has already been written about the closing of Pleasure Island, so I offer a photo tribute instead to this once fun and vibrant adult playground. All photos were taken by me in 1989, a couple of weeks after the grand opening.

First some pictures of the area by day:

Pleasure Island's unofficial "mascot" (below).

And now by night:

The Neon Armadillo, Cowboy bar sign.

The Adventurer's Club, above. Two shots left large. Look at all the wonderful detail Imagineer Joe Rohde put into this British Colonial themed take on a tiki bar.

Mannequins dance club.

Lastly, the Comedy Warehouse. Photos also left large to reveal the park icons around the room. A very fun and family friendly show that takes serious pokes at the Disney company, its parks, and its fans.

(Photographs copyright Mark Taft.)

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