Magical Kingdom

Daughter Person recently spent spring break from university by taking her first ever trip to Disney World in Orlando.  Finally catching up with her on her return, she shared her experiences there.  One regret was that she and her travel-mates were not able to go to Downtown Disney Pleasure Island.

Now, Pleasure Island is Disney’s latest attempt to make more money attract more visitors to their theme parks.  This particular theme park is geared towards giving the adults a place to go in the evening after spending the day with their maniacal and demanding little angels.  It features bars, comedy clubs, and the like, still in Disney theme.  Given that part about “bars”, you obviously have to be 21 to get in.

actual pic from their web site

actual pic from their web site

Girl Child and her friends excitedly made plans to go there after their day adventures were over.  They were gravely disappointed, however, when told that Pleasure Island was closed.  She was told, in a conspiratorial tone by her informant, that the place was closed down for two primary reasons*.

First, there were several cases of underage drinking.  Now this goes on at any bar, but is clearly not something to be tolerated.  Especially at the kingdom of kids.

Second, and more laughable, was that there was a prostitution ring that had set up business in the Magic Kingdom’s Pleasure Island!  Yee-HA!!

a little princess-on-princess action?

a little princess-on-princess action?

Now, me?  I view this as a shining example of American entrepreneurial spirit.  They were putting the “Magic” in Magic Kingdom.  Hell, Disney could’ve been business minded themselves and sought to profit from this idea… of course, given the laws, the only place they could open up a ride like this would be Nevada…

But, Florida frowns on such and took what they consider to be ‘appropriate’ action.

or a little cop-on-princess action?

or a little cop-on-princess action?

…spoil sports…

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*All likely urban legend.  The official story is that they closed the area to make it more ‘family friendly’, with no mention of kids getting trashed or Snow White proving she’s pure as the driven slush for a $20.

[Ed. Note on the 3rd picture:  actually an AP photo of arrests made when DisneyLand (in California) actors protested for better pay and benefits]

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14 Responses to “Magical Kingdom”

  1. The Unbearable Banishment Says:

    We went to that place last year and I don’t remember no stinkin’ Pleasure Island. What a cult! The Cult of Disney! Kids walking around with a glazed look in their eyes.

  2. Sassy Miss P Says:

    I’ll let you know if they’ve re-opened it – I’m heading that way in May. Pleasure Island sounds about right for a bar strip.

  3. Stephanie of Stopbouncing Says:

    wait, so if The Precious Snowflake isn’t allow on P.I., do you just leave them in a supervised ball-pit?

    Oh, wait, that the OTHER Pleasure Island.

  4. kyknoord Says:

    A great pity indeed. I can imagine there must be loads of disappointed furries who would just love to get it on with Mickey and Pluto.

  5. Rob Says:

    It kind of makes sense, though. Young adults today were reared on Disney (no pun intended) and to go to the next level with him proves the marketing genius that is Disney. Now, instead of walking around with glazed eyes/expressions, they walk around with glazed faces.

    There’s just something about Pleasure Island that sounds like bad porn to me.

  6. thegnukid Says:

    t.u.b. – i think they use drugs or something… little zomboid bastards can’t think for themselves

    Miss P – wonderful… hoping they did open it so you can enjoy the…ahem…adult entertainment.

    stephanie – *snort* too funny. hell, leave them unsupervised. i’m sure they can figure out how to have fun.

    kyknoord – well, i was thinking more of Minnie… straight, even if i have furry tendencies (ewww).

  7. daisyfae Says:

    the folks who want to do the mickey’s and minnie’s? they are – technically – “Plushies”. “Furries” are woodland creatures… Personally? i always wanted to screw the brains out of “Racer X”, Speed Racer’s older, mysterious and infinitely hotter, older brother…

  8. UncleKeith Says:

    I’m stealing the Princesses in swim suits picture, and I’m not ashamed of it.

    DaisyFae – my brother was Racer-X one year for Halloween. Of course, he was probably 6 at the time. I wonder if he still has the costume?

  9. Dolce Says:

    Ever watched Drawn Together? New respect for those “princesses”

  10. thegnukid Says:

    daisyfae – Okay, Racer X isn’t a furry or a plushy… what would that count as? comicy?

    uncle keith – hey, i stole it fair and square from some legit site. why shouldn’t you join in the fun? and i think that costume might be a wee tight on you by now… which, i’m sure, would thrill daisyfae no end

    dolce – i watched that when it first came out… haven’t recently. but do know what you mean about having new lust respect for princesses

  11. silverstar98121 Says:

    Pleasure Island, huh? Didn’t have it when I went to Disneyland land. I never get to have any fun.

  12. beaverboosh Says:

    I am disappointed they shut it down, it sounded much more pleasurable than when I last visited.. and sex fantasies with your favourite Disney characters, now that is innovation!

  13. thegnukid Says:

    silverstar – guess you have to make your own pleasure island somewhere…lucky Boyo… ;->

    beaverboosh – capitalism at its best. i’m sure there’s somewhere where you can satisfy those cravings. i’m still guessing Nevada, say at the Chicken Ranch.

  14. nursemyra Says:

    That cop looks like Ellen. Does Portia know about her Snow White fetish?

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