In the new Disneyland Podcast, it was stated by an Imagineer that there will be new music from the movie added to the ride.
Now everyone is familiar with George Bruns' song playing throughout POTC ("Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me.") But have you ever noticed the actual instrumental score that he wrote for the ride? Hurry up, take a ride, pay close attention to the score... the tone that is being set... the mood.
The news that they will be adding music from the movie to the ride makes me extremely angry. They state, "our intent is not to touch the spirit of the attraction but to strengthen it and make it more relevant today."
George Bruns SCORED the ride... Klaus Badelt scored the movie inspired by the ride. Badelt's score works fine in the movie (though it's not a work of art.) Bruns score IS a work of art. Additionaly, the two scores are completely different and they are not interchangable in any manner.
If the original score isn't one of the main elements of "spirit" in or of the attraction, I don't know what is. Bruns score was the original, the one Walt Disney meant for the attraction. Music is SO VERY important, especially in POTC. The original score seems very "relevant" to me in todays world... in fact it's one of the few class-acts and true works of art, un-touched in Disneyland today.
Would one go back and replace cues in... let's say... the score from the classic film, "Citizen Kane?" Heck no. That would be tampering with it's "SPIRIT."
Shame on you WDI & Disney... whoever made this call. I'm much more offended by this than the fact that they're adding characters from the movie to the ride.
I can't wait until Lasseter gets in there and prevents crap like this from happening.
I'm also sad that my sixth month-old daughter will never experience POTC the way that I did... the way Walt Disney wanted her to.