Construction on Curl by Sammy Duvall, a new retail shop that will open in the former Superstar Studios at Pleasure Island, is well under way. Curl will feature high-end surf and swimwear. An opening date has not officially been announced but from what I could see, it won't be long.
For those of you not familiar with Sammy Duvall, here's some information from his website: Sammy Duvall is one of the most accomplished water skiers in the world. He was a child prodigy and won more than 80 professional championships throughout his career. Sammy was ranked #1 in the world for either ski jump or overall competition for 17 straight seasons. He was inducted into the International water ski hall of fame and the prestigious USA water ski hall of fame. Today, Sammy’s legacy continues with his multi-faceted Watersports Centre at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort and his pro shop “In the Wake” located in Windermere, Florida.
While wandering around Pleasure Island, I also noticed there still does not seem to be any hint of work going on in the building between the Rock 'n' Roll Beach Club and the Adventurers Club. It's too bad that Disney was in such a hurry to close these shops without plans for something new.
And while I am on the subject, Pleasure Island just isn't the same to me without my favorite late night snack spot, The Missing Link. They had some of the best Cheese Steaks on the property!
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