Our hands are just starting to show some black marks, along with that fact, my understanding of the magical diesel engine is starting to pan out. Again, even if all that knowledge we are acquiring is above and beyond, it is still amazing to go as far as deconstructing the engine; something we would never do on our own. It’s good to know what they are talking about and quoting you. Even better is: to be able to help and supervise in some remote location the local mechanic.
So what did we do today, apart from having fun? We cleaned and reinstalled some valve seat, we deglazed some cylinder and sleeved them back in after checking the bearing gap. Cleaned the various parts, and realized that if you have the right tools the job is fairly simple.
But really what we learn is that some people are just born for this type of fun, look at this face. Is that not pure pleasure or what? Completely in his element, like a little one in a toy store! It is almost to the point that we should sensor it or *C* will never let him close to the engine again.
Now for our 46 th, I am going to push it a little bit, because this smile only inspired me on one thing, Pleasure Island.
Pleasure Island is a section of the Walt Disney World Resort within the Downtown Disney shopping, dining and entertainment district. Stores on Pleasure Island are open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and restaurants from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Pleasure Island officially opened May 1, 1989. In September 2008 all of the clubs on the island closed. The island’s retail stores and restaurants remain open. On November 18, 2010, Disney announced that the area referred to as Pleasure Island would be renamed “Hyperion Wharf” and that the revitalization project looks to be completed by Spring 2013.
The site is most often thought to be named for ‘Pleasure Island’ from the book Pinocchio, of which the Disney studio made a film adaptation. In the book, children on the island are allowed to play and never work. However, these unsupervised children smoke, drink and generally misbehave (sometimes in adult-like ways), and are eventually punished by being changed into donkeys that have to work in salt mines.
Former coaches from the Fort Wilderness Railroad that operated from 1973-1977 are used as ticket booths at the entrance to the island.
From 1990 through New Year’s Eve 2005, Pleasure Island celebrated New Year’s Eve with a fireworks show every night at midnight.
On June 27, 2008, the Walt Disney World Resort announced that over the next two years, Disney will replace all of Pleasure Island’s night clubs with new stores and restaurants. Disney denied rumors that the changes are due to a drop in attendance at Pleasure Island, stating instead that the company is responding to guest feedback asking for more family friendly experiences. The entertainment venues (night clubs and comedy clubs) ceased operations on September 27, 2008.