It's been pushed back a year.
And when that's done ... Bruckheimer's relationship with Disney is done.
I don't like the POTC(M) additions. I felt they were clumsily tacked on in the first place and time's not done anything other than make them stand out glaringly. Kinda like the Disney character addins for Small World, except the Stitch on the surfboard doesn't spend the entire time you're around it having every character expound upon "Oh, what be that Experiment? Where be that Stitch that is in full plain view? I be lookin' to synergize says I!"
I still ride on it. Honestly the reaction's changed. It's gone from a comforting experience to a ride that usually sparks an argument over exactly what point everyone in my group stopped liking the movies.
every night they should swap out all but 1 jack AA. They should kill the mist waterfall too. Beyond that... it should be pretty good.
Still the most amazing ride ever...i just try to ignore all the crap they added and marvel at the small city
I mean, obviously the changes don't ruin Pirates. It's a lot of cosmetic and audio b.s. when you get down to it...sort of. Yes, everyone is talking about Jack Sparrow. Yes, his animatronics don't fit in perfectly with the other characters. Yes, the fact that there's Hans Zimmer music playing in there is awful. But it's still Pirates at its core.
If there's one scene I can hardly stand to look at anymore, it's the pooped pirate/chase scene. Everything is so horrendously altered there. Between the pirate/wench turntables and the crap added in their hands, Jack in the barrel and pooped pirate talking about him nonstop. I have to just focus on cat guy and ignore that part.
It's still a classic even if "Jack Sparrow" is in the attraction.
I think I'll always love the ride, but the thing about the new additions like jack and the new battle scene, is that it looks so real that everything else around it looks so much faker than it already was even before the new additions.
It's difficult. It was "PIRATES" of the Caribbean, not "JACK SPARROW'S" Pirates of the Caribbean. The animatronics are really cool but they don't fit with the rest of the scenery - they are just too detailed, too real, and too grounded on a movie franchise. Before, every pirate was somewhat anonymous - a prop to the storytelling techniques. Now it seems the dialogue is too focused on Jack this, Jack that - when it was all about "the" pirates before. Not focusing on a single person helped tame the ride, IMHO - you didn't feel it was a personal thing, it was "those" pirates. Now it's "Jack".
I'm one who believes attractions with rich backstories are far better to ones that tell a full story with prominent characters (DCA's Little Mermaid Ride).
I think it goes over some people's heads ... how our lower conscious levels become more stimulated when WE can make ourselves the CHARACTER (create our own little adventure in our imagination) .. in attractions that are more about backstories ... like the original PotC and HM.
Once Jack Sparrow became the center of attention ... that took the attention away from myself making my own adventure in this huge ride. And more of a passive journey.
And maybe one day ... a new regime/management will realize - Hey, wait a minute ... It's gone over our heads how interactive and more personal the attractions are to guests, if we don't inundate them with too much FRONT story! We need to focus on back story.
Uhhhh ............ DUH!
At least we can be glad the Haunted Mansion movie didn't turn into a huge franchise. Although I'm a much bigger fan of Eddie Murphy than I am of Johnny Depp.
I try and focus on parts of the ride that no one looks at. It makes me appreciate the ride even more!
I actually really like the Captain Barbossa and I don't mind the first two Jacks and Davy Jones' voice at the very end. But the rest of the film tie-ins are just unnecessary.