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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. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Premium Member

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    Here's the glass 'coffin'...

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  2. Soarin' Over Pgh

    Soarin' Over Pgh Well-Known Member

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    I didn't realize that was a coffin. I always thought it was a badly lit treasure chest.
     
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  3. larryz

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    If I remember the movie correctly, there was quite a treasure in the chest.
     
  4. raymusiccity

    raymusiccity Well-Known Member

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    There really wasn't any conflict with the bird's placement. He was located on the outside, facing Tortuga, literally acting as a 'barker' :)
     
  5. HMF

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    Yeah but the idea is the fort that serves as the attraction facade is supposed to be the same fort you see in the ride, Why would there be a Barker Bird on that fort? It's also why in retrospect removing the original marquees actually makes sense.
     
  6. Cosmic Commando

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    That's honestly my biggest problem with the refurb. Arguments aside of whether or not the movie characters should be there, it completely takes me out of the ride when everybody calls him CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow. It's completely out of character for everyone in the movie; it is an actual, running joke that nobody calls him captain.
     
  7. HMF

    HMF Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, The refurb did extensive damage to the premise of both the rides and the movies.
     
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  8. 999th Happy Haunt

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    While I'm fine with having characters from the movies in ride, I'm not fine with how EVERY SINGLE PIRATE IS TALKING ABOUT JACK SPARROW. All the mystery of the pirates and why they're there is gone. If they had a few Jack Sparrow animatronics here and there, and maybe even just mention him once or twice, I'd be fine with it because it's not changing the premise of the entire ride.
     
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  9. HMF

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    Though there is the mystery of how the reason they are there makes any sense.
     
  10. Brer Oswald

    Brer Oswald Well-Known Member

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    That would be amazing!
     
  11. HMF

    HMF Well-Known Member

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    But completely inappropriate.
     
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  12. HowAboutDisney

    HowAboutDisney Member Original Poster

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    IMG_2391.JPG I got on pirates today. The mermaid is still singing but no Mermaid projectors.. also the ride broke down right before the drop. We had to exit the ride but I got this picture of the drop with the lights on.
     
  13. HMF

    HMF Well-Known Member

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    It has been established that the Mermaid projectors have been removed.
     
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  14. HMF

    HMF Well-Known Member

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    That rockwork on the left needs work you can see the outline of where the talking skull used to be and his speaker is still there.
     
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  15. HowAboutDisney

    HowAboutDisney Member Original Poster

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  16. Brer Oswald

    Brer Oswald Well-Known Member

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    Why? Could th the idea be altered? Couldn't the story be altered to make more sense? It doesn't make sense in its current state to begin with.
     
  17. RobotWolf

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    The Jack Sparrow effect at Shanghai takes advantage of that very special ride system. Perfect timing is necessary. The speed of free-floating boats with varying loads is not consistent enough.

    Yes, it could be reverted to its original state.
     
  18. Brer Oswald

    Brer Oswald Well-Known Member

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    That's a fair point. If the ride is ever overhauled (which at some point it will) then it might make more sense then. That'll be very far into the future though.
     
  19. larryz

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    Think VR goggles...
     
  20. Brer Oswald

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    Please no :depressed:
     

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