Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by jed012788, Sep 19, 2012.
I agree. The effect itself is good, and just enough, but I wish they hadn't switched songs.
The Flute version of Yo Ho was not an original 1973 element. In the original WDW ride all you heard was a clap of thunder and the Dead Men Tell No Tales voice echoing creating a truly foreboding atmosphere. In 2006 when the flute music was added it made the scene feel eerily soothing rather than foreboding. Jolly Sailor Bold helps to bring the scene back to the foreboding atmosphere WED originally intended. Also the Flute version of Yo Ho is still in the ride both at the entrance to the caverns and during the Hurricane Lagoon scene.
I think the changes will be great if they are able to add in the other films. I especially loved On Stranger Tides! If they could add some of the details from that movie it could be even more popular!
I'm not a fan of either one, since they both stick out like a sore thumb when you're familiar with the original ride recordings.
Of course, with Johnny Depp and the awful Klaus Badelt theme everywhere it's kind of lost cause at this point.
See, what I wish they would add to the first area of the ride are the interrupted stories from the "ghostly recordings" made but unused for the Disneyland original. Of course, it would fit a lot better at California, in the treasure rooms, but if you were to use many, many hidden speakers to have the voices come from all directions it could be a really neat effect.
The ride has been damaged enough.
It would not make sense in the WDW Version since no time-travel occurs in the WDW Version unlike the DL version.http://strangefrighteningsoundsblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-ravaging-rant-about-pirates-of.html
That's a good interpretation, but there's no overt mention of time travel in either version.
Pirates is more of a "tone poem" than anything approaching a narrative story, time travel or no.
It's not like having ghost pirates try to talk to you makes any less sense than the town mayor refusing to tell the crew of the Wicked Wench where Johnny Depp is hiding, given that Johnny Depp is in the process of stealing the town's gold.
No offense, but I always hate when people use this argument. Do you have evidence that that's actually what's happening? Because I've always just assumed that the mayor doesn't actually know where Jack Sparrow is. He's not helping to hide him; he honestly can't give him up because he doesn't know where he is. Do you have any proof to the contrary?
Well, listening to the current audio, in which "Carlos" still insists that he will not divulge Johnny Depp's location, under pain of torture and/or drowning, while his wife (?) also admonishes "Carlos" not to tell his captors where Johnny Depp is, despite taking musket fire, it seems to be the refurbishers' intent that the rider understands "Carlos" to know where Johnny Depp is, yet refuses, presumably out of steadfast love for Johnny Depp, to betray Depp's whereabouts to the other animatronics, even when doing so would end his and his wife's suffering.
Girling up Pirates of the Caribbean. What's next, a chick pirate?
That scene should be ominous and creepy, with skeletons, a talking skull and "dead men tell no tales" on repeat. Not The Little Mermaid and a girly song.
The Walt Disney-approved role of women in this attraction is to be chased and auctioned off by pirates. End of discussion.
To be fair, one of the original scenes cut from WDW's POTC technically does show a girl pirate. Not as an animatronic figure, but there's a portrait that shows a woman pirate with red hair in the tavern cave scene at Disneyland. She's actually apparently supposed to have been the redhead woman at the auction in fact, she killed the captain that bought her and stole his money and ship, becoming pirate captain herself.
I'd have said opposite. 2006 IMHO made it more ominous.
Nothing creepier than a high pitch flute... or piccolo.
Completely agree. Plus, I like the leitmotif of the song. The song from Pirates 4 is somewhat out of place. Personally, I would prefer the movie references be taken out completely but a little Jack Sparrow isn't bad.
Pitch doesn't bother me. It's the speed that did it.
Agreed. A little bit of a shiver down the spine. How about instead of making superfluous additions to the ride they better maintain the existing show scenes (and ride building!). Plussing is usually welcome but traditionally it assumes you take care of what is already there.
I would like to see all the gum stuck on the arches removed.
Since it was announced to the public on their blog, I guess they're done with it then?
I dunno that it's much a spoiler when you consider it's been discussed at length for 30+ pages with video (and the impossible photos you mention) included. LOL!
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