Videos from Pleasure Island

To go along with our recent series of podcasts about Pleasure Island, here are several home videos from our collection. The first, from Christmas Eve 1992, features a look at some of the outdoor entertainment and activities including a velcro wall and a human gyroscope. There is also footage of a number of dance performances and a Billy Joel cover band. Also shot the same evening is this tour of Mannequins Dance Palace. And finally, a...Read More...

Podcast Episode 69: Pleasure Island Part III

Welcome back to Pleasure Island! This is part three of our trilogy, which could possibly have a part four in the near future. We have been all over for our first two episodes, Part I & Part II. For this episode though, we are going to dig into two of the more famous Pleasure Island venues, The Comedy Warehouse & The Adventurer's Club.Read More...

Podcast Episode 67: Pleasure Island Part II

For this episode, we continue where we left off on the first episode of this series, Pleasure Island Part I. If you missed Part I, please take a minute to download that episode and get caught up. How is once again leading us and we are so excited to get into the 90s where Pleasure Island went through some changes. Within a few months of opening, we learn that it wasn't drawing the crowds that were…Read More...

Podcast Episode 65: Pleasure Island – Part 1

Welcome to Episode 65 of the RetroWDW Podcast: “Pleasure Island – Part 1” – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows from over the years. We have visited multiple parks, resorts, and just about everything else in between. We hope you stick with us through 2021 as we bring you some great content that will bring you back to...Read More...

Comedy Warehouse at Pleasure Island – May 28, 1992

We have some more Pleasure Island fun for you and this time we take you inside the Comedy Warehouse. This comedy club opened back in 1989 and ran until 2008 featuring the look of a warehouse, filled with various props and things of that nature. Improvisation was the main idea of the act and our very own How Bowers is on the receiving end of the stage to audience phone call. You get a quick view...Read More...

Adventurers Club: Colonel Critchlow Sunchbench – December 24, 1992

We promised more Adventurers Club yesterday, so here we go. This one takes place Christmas Eve, 1992 and we begin with a nice exterior shot. Stick with it, as this is a bit long, but it also gives you a chance to take in some details from the facade. Once inside, you get multiple views and angles of Colonel Critchlow Sunchbench. One of the more classic characters from this attraction is seen interacting with guests and...Read More...

Adventurers Club Walk-Around: May 28, 1992

The Adventurers Club was a special place for many WDW fans. The combination of a night out, adventure, theater and fun all connected to make a very unique experience. As we have seen over the years, it is probably one of the most missed places from Pleasure Island since the closing. We have seen tributes over the years and throwback drinks, but nothing will take you back like a video. The video we have here is...Read More...

Pleasure Island – May 1992 – New Year’s Eve Countdown

So here we are, just a few days away from New Years and we have a gem for you. This takes us back to 1992, May 28th to be exact. Some say this was the heyday of Pleasure Island where a nightly New Year’s Eve countdown happened and it was just crazy fun. This entire video is roughly six minutes long and features the stage show and buildup to the countdown. Dancers, fireworks, confetti, spotlights –...Read More...