On the eve of the attraction opening, I thought it might be interesting to see some "behind the scenes" pictures of the attraction without water, and the animatronics. Avast ye, don't look below if you want to "keep the magic"!
Edit: Pursuant to MiceChat policy, the pictures are pending permission from the website owner. They can be viewed at disneydreamer.com:
There are also some pictures available at dldhistory.com, including one that I posted, that seems to be pirates or small world boats along with other vehicles backstage.