I apologize if this has already been discussed on other threads, but I have been daydreaming about this ride a lot lately. I thought this would be a fun discussion.
I love the ride and appreciate every detail for its artistry. I have this calm anticipation swirling inside me every time I take off in the boat through the bayou scene. Knowing what lies ahead (cue SCARY TALKING SKULL PIRATE!) sets my heart a-beatin' and I brace myself. Then, SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!!! Down the waterfall, we go! I just love that whole part before we're "underground."
I also marvel at the battle scene. That pirate ship emerging, the angle that it's placed, the lighting, the sound effects, the animatronics....I remember riding it as a kid and was nervous about getting hit with a canon. My God. It's amazing.
As an animal lover and cat owner, I am also partial to the "HERE, KITTY KITTY" pirate and the dog in the jail cell holding the keys.