According to Visionfantastic.com and a couple of other unofficial disney sites..Pirates of the Caribean is slated to go down for a 3 month rehab starting in October. Now this seems odd, unless of course Disney corp. gave a last minute greenlight to the 50th. revamping of Pirates (remember the original plan was that they would revamp 5 rides: small world, pirates, haunted mansion, space mountain and jungle cruise). So far we know Space Mountain and Jungle Cruise are getting revamped and HM got a few upgrades and may get more after next halloween. Its also interesting to note that in October also starts the new budget year for Disneyland as well. In case anyones wondering some of the original ideas for the 50th revamp of POTC included:
- Some amazing new Flaming Skull or Firebreathing Skull effect in the caves somewhere
- The scene between the Pirate ship and the fort was going to be replaced with a new scene featuring a fierce battle between pirate ship and a large navy ship with a 3rd ship sinking in the background.
not sure what else was in the plan. What do you guys think?