November 5, 2010

Pleasure Island's Rock n Roll Past

Pleasure Island concept art is very, very hard to come by! But here is a little treat for our eyes as we lament the Island's past and anticipate the future: This is a scene of inside the long gone XZFR Rockin' Rollerdrome. Although it was only open for a very short time, it was an idea unique for Disney and an enjoyable place in the evenings. In 1989, after a half day at the new Disney-MGM Studios, our family was looking for something fun.

Very busy at night, but during the day when I first saw it well, it was lacking customers... and its fate may have been sealed when they couldn't reverse the trend.

Walt Disney World is certainly in need of nighttime entertainment that goes beyond theme parks and resort hopping. It needs a central and active place for movies, shopping, eating and drinking- especially since Animal Kingdom closes early and the offerings at Disney's Hollywood Studios are getting slimmer and slimmer. Maybe another day and time.

And please answer the poll to your left, would you? Thanks!
(Concept Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

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