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.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.
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).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.
As someone who went to Disneyland originally, but now lives in Florida, newsflash. I don't care that the DW version is missing the Blue Bayou. Yeah, it's an awesome scene. But you got to realize that much of Florida is like the Blue Bayou with swamplands and the same flora and fauna of southern Louisiana. Central and northern Florida both, in particular, have swamp lands with Spanish moss, cypress trees, etc, etc, like you see in the Blue Bayou. In fact, sometimes when I am walking through the woods at night, I feel like I am in the Blue Bayou from Disneyland. It's not a huge loss for Florida. It really isn't. I think the fort is fantastic. I love it. What a great queue. Now, I will say that the cave sequence is vastly superior in the Disneyland version. I miss that. I could care less about the powdered keg room and the going up the waterfall, but I do love those extra cave sequences and the extra drop. Therefore, I give Disneyland's Pirates a 10/10 and Magic Kingdom's an 8/10. Whereas, I see a trade off. I give Disneyland's Haunted Mansion an 8/10 and Magic Kingdom's a 10/10.I won’t argue that the facade and queue at Walt Disney World set a mood for the upcoming attraction. However, the same can be said for any attraction including Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean. So the Florida version is still missing that very large piece to the experience in addition to much much more. The lack of the bayou is only one part of what makes the Florida version inferior. There literally twice as much ride at Disneyland and it’s all packed with detail and quality story telling.
Two drops were not impossible at Walt Disney World. They could have built an exact clone if they had wanted to. Choices were made. Whether they were influenced by time, budget, design or some combination is debatable. But the end result is an inferior product.
Disneyland’s is not all over the place. It’s actually more consistent in its use of time to tell the story.
Agreed. Shanghai's PotC is a completely different animal. It's very impressive, but it has almost nothing in common with the others.I hope you’re not trying to compare Shanghai Pirates to DL, WDW, Paris, and Tokyo Pirates. They are two completely different rides.
It's very different, but it's not like it's comparing the Mark Twain with Rock-n-Roller-Coaster.Agreed. Shanghai's PotC is a completely different animal. It's very impressive, but it has almost nothing in common with the others.