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Pirates ride, where's the mermaids?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by HowAboutDisney, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. raymusiccity

    raymusiccity Well-Known Member

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    .....or, how about they bring back this guy!?
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  2. HMF

    HMF Well-Known Member

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    I don't see that happening.
     
  3. AndyS2992

    AndyS2992 Well-Known Member

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    Oh but they did :p Two in fact. A 12 year old boy and a 40 year old man.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...aribbean-log-flume-putting-hand-not-been.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nths-British-tourist-two-fingers-severed.html
     
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  4. TheGhostWithTheMost

    TheGhostWithTheMost Well-Known Member

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  5. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Ouch.
     
  6. Corylancaster

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    Do you have pictures of the glass coffin? I haven't been back since this was added in...
     
  7. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

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    That gives the phrase "give them the finger" a whole new meaning...
     
  8. Seabasealpha1

    Seabasealpha1 Well-Known Member

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    I personally thought the mermaids were just off the shelf copies of the wave maker that they use outside the living seas...about the same effect...

    The skeletons and siren song are okay...but the actual mechanical effect was...lackluster...
     
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  9. Captain Barbossa

    Captain Barbossa Well-Known Member

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    Well it's enjoyable for other people including myself. Who knows. Captain Jack can get into some unexplainable situations!!
     
  10. MotherOfBirds

    MotherOfBirds Well-Known Member

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    It appeared on the site we don't speak of back in a the fall, I believe.
     
  11. HMF

    HMF Well-Known Member

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    Sadly, the only person I know of who photographed it is not on friendly terms with this site.
     
  12. HMF

    HMF Well-Known Member

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    It was far more enjoyable before 2006.
     
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  13. Captain Barbossa

    Captain Barbossa Well-Known Member

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    That's your opinion
     
  14. HMF

    HMF Well-Known Member

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    Indeed and quite a few others as well.
     
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  15. kpilcher

    kpilcher Well-Known Member

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    To quote "The Road to El Dorado" : BOTH. Both is good. Losing the skull and the barker bird both hurt the attraction, IMHO.
     
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  16. Tahu

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    The Skull just didn't really have any impact in the WDW version though beyond giving you a very brief heads up about the drop in a really goofy voice and his function as a call to adventure pretty much all went to the barker bird anyways.

    I'm surprised they didn't put Jones in front of the drop when they did the WDW installation. That would be a fine way to punctuate things.
     
  17. HMF

    HMF Well-Known Member

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    I can't really say I agree If the logic is that the fort is the same one that is being attacked inside the ride why would there be a Barker Bird there. Same with the talking skull being in the caves which is not haunted in the same way as the DL one, Same issue with Jones and Blackbeard.
     
  18. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    The air wasn't stable enough.
     
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  19. HMF

    HMF Well-Known Member

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    So that was the original plan? If thats the case it makes the fact that they removed the skull even dumber. I am actually in favor of it's removal because of story reasons but that just seems cheap.
     
  20. Sketch105

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    I've been looking for that. People were starting to call me crazy for having seen this photo and not have proof it existed!

    Has anyone interpreted what the cardboard figure in the photo is doing? Is it throwing spears like in Pirates 4?
     

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