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    Pirates ride closed?

    Hi
    This is my first post as most of the info I'm looking for I can find on the boards but I have a question.... I was just at the Disney website and noticed they had the hours up for October but then went to see if they had firework schedule up for the time I'll be down there and saw that Pirates will be closed Oct 13-Oct 31
    Can anyone shine some light on this? Is there a chance it would be opened back up Oct 19-Oct 26? I've already booked everything so dates are set.
    I just have really bad luck cause 2 years ago it was closed for the updating. When will the madness end
    Thank you for any help

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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    Disney schedules pretty exact. I highly doubt that it will be open, not 5 days in advance at least
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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    if it says it will be closed, then it will be closed.

    that would mean they wont be scheduling cast members to work, and they wont just show up and work when not scheduled.

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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    Bummer! Maybe you and others in your party can ride the Columbia and sing the POTC song. I know its not the same.


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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    No they can't - the Columbia is going down too.
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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    Aww sorry for the bad luck! While its pretty certain the ride will be closed, there is always that slim chance. I'll pull for you.

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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    Pirates is a water ride and it needs to close down about once a year to allow the boats to be removed from the water to dry out, get patched and re-sealed.

    Seems like they are trying to do it in the least amount of days, sorry, but looks like it will be closed.
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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    Nah. The boats work on a rotating refurb schedule, so they're refurbed constantly.

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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrfantasmic View Post
    Nah. The boats work on a rotating refurb schedule, so they're refurbed constantly.
    Huh??? I have plenty of pictures of ALL the boats drying out upside down on the west side of the Indy building from the Monorail during prior refurbs....
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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    Just because they remove all the boats from the track during a refurb doesn't mean that's the only time they do it.

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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    Yeah, I'm kind of bummed out about it too. Fortunately, we will be arriving on the 12th, so we'll have to get our Pirates fix on that day and then be out of luck the rest of the trip.... :-( We'll be there for a whole week, so plenty of time for everything else.

    LOL! I can just picture us now, riding POTC for the 20th time in a row. What's the record for the largest number of rides in one day? Hmmmm.....

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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    for what it's worth

    http://www.mickeynews.com/Parks/Disneyland/Rumors.asp


    how do you know he's slavic? And this whole Jake thing is absurd. Why pick on someone you don't even know? It seems that this world has nothing better to do. . . I thought this was a rumor site, not a sexed up, rude joke site. Please stop, and let's all get back to talking about the Disney Rumors.
    Confirmed By: Mousefan101 On: 6/13/2008
    guess what!!?? they are putting orlando bloom in the the potc ride!!!!!

    Reported by: jake/[email protected] on: 6/3/2008
    how do you know he's slavic? And this whole Jake thing is absurd. Why pick on someone you don't even know? It seems that this world has nothing better to do. . . I thought this was a rumor site, not a sexed up, rude joke site. Please stop, and let's all get back to talking about the Disney Rumors.
    Confirmed By: Mousefan101 On: 6/13/2008
    guess what!!?? they are putting orlando bloom in the the potc ride!!!!! i hope he isnt wearing any clothes!!!!!

    Reported by: jake/[email protected] on: 6/3/2008
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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer View Post
    Huh??? I have plenty of pictures of ALL the boats drying out upside down on the west side of the Indy building from the Monorail during prior refurbs....
    Grab some shots of the paint shop from the structure and you'll see at least one boat in refurb.
    During some refurbs they remove the boats before draining just to have them out of the way, but dry returns are for the building and flume more than the boats.

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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    Thanks everyone for your answers.
    I kinda knew that they wouldn't open it earlier....wishing it would but know it won't.
    More or less trying to find out why...
    If it wasn't for wanting to go during Halloween and taking someone who has a mental condition that can't deal with crowds, we would go during the peak times....usually my DH and I go in Late August or Late June so the rides are all pretty much opened.
    I guess there's always next year for POTC and maybe I'll wait a couple years for Small World :o)
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    Re: Pirates ride closed?

    Why are there two threads about the same subject? Could a moderator merge them please?
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