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    Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    So after lunching with the MiceChat crew after the traditional Sunday meet, Grumpy4, Pixie Chick + mom, ScarLion, Where's Barbie?, and I went over for a nice cruise through the Caribbean. Everything was great, but the first Jack Sparrow animatronic looked odd. His hat was missing. Everything else in the attraction looked good (except for the Electric Outlets of the Caribbean :eyeroll: ...must get a picture of this tomorrow). As our boat made the ascent up the lift, we came to a slow stop right before the "bump." All of us were wondering what was going on, when not too long after we heard an announcement that the ride was having mechanical difficulties and they would get the boats moving a.s.a.p. About 15 minutes in, the queue was emptied and were were just sitting there in a very awkward and uncomfortable position.

    WB?, Pixie Chick, and I smile while stuck.


    Pixie Chick and Pixie Mom.


    ScarLion is scared. Sure.


    This photo gives you an idea of where our boat stopped on the lift.


    The water gushing by...we were parked where the water starts flowing at the top of the lift.


    The bird-flipper-offer!


    Empty boats...empty lines...not a usual sight.


    So, about 25 minutes later, we were on our way and splashed down! Hooray! We were finally around other boats, where we were discussing where we got stuck while sitting in front of the parrot on the island chatting away about "pieces of eight." Shameless store plug? Probably. We were in no mood to hear this parrot, and WB? squealed to a CM that the bird needs to be turned off, or at least the volume turned down. Before we knew it, the audio was gone! We all cheered, and proclaimed that the CM had "flipped off the bird." Heh. Here's a video (of no comparable quality to Sadako's videographic goodness) of the silent bird. Sorry about all of the background noise.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlPz_YaS4DM

    Here is a second video of the bird-hushing CM and a suit who came around the boats to make sure we were doing ok. Once again, terrible quality, but you get the idea.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNyW4iUARKM

    We rode PotC later and didn't break it that time (yay!) but the hat was still missing. Hopefully it is restored to it's rightful place soon!

    (and fyi, my videos are public, so feel free to view away!)

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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    I like that, "where's the rum?" LOL! Thanks for posting

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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    And,I thought getting stuck at the banjo shed was bad.

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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    Um, looks like they hired another cute CM with the 'bird-guy.'

    Another breakdown on POTC. Not good.

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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    Awesome pix - thanks for posting them!

    I ALMOST went yesterday but had too much yard work to do. (Ugh)
    Also, I was at the park all day Sat. "training" for Gumball. Work, work, work!

    At any rate, looks like Davy Jones had a little fun with yer.

    Lastly, has that boat in front of the 1st Sparrow AA always been there? It looked odd when I went through on Saturday. Maybe it was just the hat?
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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by PEZZ Lightyear View Post
    Awesome pix - thanks for posting them!

    I ALMOST went yesterday but had too much yard work to do. (Ugh)
    Also, I was at the park all day Sat. "training" for Gumball. Work, work, work!

    At any rate, looks like Davy Jones had a little fun with yer.

    Lastly, has that boat in front of the 1st Sparrow AA always been there? It looked odd when I went through on Saturday. Maybe it was just the hat?
    I don't remember before the Sparrows were put in but the boat has been there ever since the new AA's have been there.
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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    Sorry you got stuck, seems to be a bit too common lately. Cool video, too. Mint juleps and Rum for all!

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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    Last Monday we got sort of in this 'bumper boat' feeling towards the begining of the ride, then it sort of smoothed out. But I dont remember the boats being that close to each other during the ride.

    At least you weren't stuck on IASW with no music and all you can hear are the mechanical noises of the things moving, my poor gf had to sit thru that for 30 min lol... but hey, looks like you made the best out of it!

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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    I saw your group as I was leaving the park! hope you all had a great time dispite the breakdown. ohh and george lopez was in DCA at the cove bar last night.... wierd.

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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    I didn't know pirates carried flashlights.

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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    I am beginning to get nervous about going on POTC when I am there at the end of October... I only have a day at the park, and I can just see myself spending an hour of it stuck on Pirates....

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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by TacAlert View Post
    I didn't know pirates carried flashlights.
    They're still themed, the flashlights are powered by fireflies.

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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    I think the flashlights are one of the old PC changes, like the walkie-talkies in E.T.

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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    Wait? Today is the 25th!

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    Re: Stuck on Pirates, 9-25-06 (video + pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by skycrashesdown View Post
    I am beginning to get nervous about going on POTC when I am there at the end of October... I only have a day at the park, and I can just see myself spending an hour of it stuck on Pirates....
    I wouldn't worry about it. Just be sure to use the restroom before you get in line!
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