No need to worry. The drops are very small. Nothing to get scared over. It's always fun to pretend and scare others though!!
Only thing more fun than that is to pretend they aren't there at all. When I was a kid, we went to Disneyland with my grandparents for the first time... My devious parents never mentioned the drops, and instead told them about how beautiful everything is - and how they'd "need to sit right up front" to get the best view! Heh heh heh...
Correct, they are not the same height, but they are the same length. Both drops are at about 52 and a half feet, but Pirates is at a much calmer angle, where as Splash's is at a very aggressive angle. This would account for Splash being a much more thrilling descent.
The first drop on Pirates is not bad, I hate big drops and I absolutely love POTC at DL.
In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate.