There is a thin strip of sand just off the middle section of Rabbit Island where you can set your anchor in the knowledge that you will get it back again. That is where I spent last Friday night. The rest of the seabed is rocky and the water quite deep, so I spent the evening fishing, and what a lovely evening it was. On the far side of the Island is the open sea and the cliffs have fulmars, shags and all of the gulls nesting. A peregrine also showed up from time to time. You get quite a coastal cacophony for a relatively sheltered anchorage.
In 1989, Walt Disney Co. opened Pleasure Island as a way to keep adults on the Walt Disney World property after dark. Pleasure Island was restricted to guests 21+ (unless accompanied by an adult), and consisted mainly of shops, dance clubs and over-priced bars.
A year later, in 1990, Disney opened Jessica’s (often mistakenly referred to as ‘Jessica’s of Hollywood’) on Pleasure Island. Jessica’s was a small shop originally billed as a lingerie store, although the majority of what was inside was actually Jessica Rabbit-themed souvenirs like t-shirts, magnets, beach towels, etc. A giant, neon Jessica – complete with slowly swinging leg – hung outside, immediately becoming a popular photo-op for theme park and animation fans. The sign was designed by comic book artist Mark Marderosian, who also designed much of the merchandise sold in the shop.
Sadly, Jessica’s didn’t last long. The shop closed in February of 1993, after only three years of operation. The neon Jessica was placed high atop the 'Pleasure Island Tonight!’ sign that hung above Pleasure Island, acting as the area’s visual 'weenie.’ The sign hung there until June 2006, when it was removed as part of a Disney-mandated 'clean-up’ of the area. Pleasure Island closed two years later, in September of 2008. In its place came Hyperion Wharf/Disney Springs, a safe, predictable, all-ages shopping and dining area.
R.I.P. semi-dangerous Disney, Jessica’s lingerie shop and the giant, sexy, neon Jessica Rabbit sign. You will be missed.
Taobao order arrived today! Among smaller accessory-type goodies were these two.
I’ve been looking forward so much to this green mutant hairball’s arrival! My Three-eyed Tree Rabbit from Patchmist <3 They even included two free pairs of their magnetic ear parts which are gorgeous - rabbit ears and the biggest pair of mouse ears ever. Such a generous surprise!
And I’m totally blown away by how cute Island Doll’s Nuan Nuan is (in Island Skin). He’s a way tinier sheepy than I realised, which means my original hybrid plans won’t work. But that’s okay - he’s lovely!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So much envy <3 This is my version of rabbit island or cat island. I pretty much nothing but squealing giggles watching this. LOOK AT THE ITTY BITTY BABY TORTOISES!!!