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PotC mist screen removed/turned off for good

BoarderPhreak

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LOL... It was a good idea but it rarely worked as intended. Or at all. 🤣
 

MerlinTheGoat

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Disneyland is better. Period. Florida is a cliff notes version, paris is a better version of florida's short version, Tokyo's is a wannabe version of Disneyland's only with less impressive caves and. O waterfall at the end. And Shanghai does not even belong in this conversation since it is "The Ride based on the movie of the original ride". It is a completley different thing. And no, while I have not personally ridden them all, I have seen enough on ride videos to form an opinion.
The only similarity Florida and Paris have is they both take place in Adventureland and adopt a more tropical atmosphere, eschewing the New Orleans related theming. Other than that, they're very different. I've ridden the Florida and Paris versions in person, but even someone who has only seen videos of the rides should be able to see how different they are. In terms of the ride itself, Paris is at least about on par with Disneyland's in terms of content and quality. Arguably better in some ways.

Florida is heavily abridged in content. The restaurant and bayou are cut entirely, the ride starts in the (very short) cave grotto. Three of the skeleton scenes are missing, and it only has one drop. The gunpowder room and travel up the waterfall are cut. The ride ends after the prison, the unload replaces the gunpowder room, and the boat lift is backstage (with a speedramp as the transport back upstairs). It's just lesser and inferior to Disneyland all around. The only alteration I like in Florida is the drop being used to transition between the cave and ship battle. But that hardly makes up for everything else.

Paris' scene order is vastly different from all the others, but it still effectively matches Disneyland's content. The restaurant is rethemed to a tropical lagoon with shipwrecks instead of a New Orleans bayou. The boat lift is after this, transporting you up a shaft into the fortress WHILE it's being attacked. The prison is relocated to here, and it has additional details even beyond Disneyland. Barrels are floating in the water with a cat on top, pirates are swinging from above trying to break in. The first drop sends you into the middle of the battle, and the town scenes play out like Disneyland does. Again some extra scenic touches here and there such as the sword fighting animatronics. The gunpowder room is no longer its own separate space, but set details and figures from it are instead split up and merged into the prison and burning town scenes. The second drop at the end of the town transports you down into the caves, the scenes cut from Florida are included here.
 
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MerlinTheGoat

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In a vacuum, the new Barbossa animatronic is a quality figure with a well executed (albeit very simple) skeleton effect. But it doesn't even fit in the scene they placed it in Paris, let alone if they put it in Florida.

The cavern scenes had an ominous and quiet presence that the stationary skeleton figures fit perfectly with. Adding in moving human figures to these scenes was a bad move. And Barbossa in particular was just plopped right in front of the helmsman skeleton with no thought whatsoever, it's a pointless and irritating intrusion to a really iconic and well done scene.

Putting the Barbossa figure in Florida's version would be an even bigger mistake. It would be just as intrusive, but the continuity would be even more messed up. The scene directly precedes the ship attacking the fort and would ruin the buildup of this reveal.

It's important to keep the cavern scenes quiet and subtle. They have good reason for being this way. And I'm usually someone extremely on-board with filling scenes with tons of animatronics. But the atmosphere of the caves requires a different handling. Adding excessive movement to these scene actually detracts from the experience. And especially placing another figure in front of the iconic skeleton helmsman is just a bad design choice.
 
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larryz

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Putting the Barbossa figure in Florida's version would be an even bigger mistake. It would be just as intrusive, but the continuity would be even more messed up. The scene directly precedes the ship attacking the fort and would ruin the buildup of this reveal.
Are you talking about adding another Barbossa? He's already in the Florida Project, up on the ship attacking the fort (presumably for hiding Captain Jack Sparrow).
 
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