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    Breaking News: It's Pirate Land - but not as we hoped! (Merged)

    Pirates stormed Hong Kong Disneyland today, negotiating with senior management to claim Adventureland as their temporary headquarters in what is to become the Pirate Takeover - an authentic and immersive pirate experience set to delight and dare the senses. This is a timely event to celebrate the upcoming release of the third movie in Disney's blockbuster trilogy, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” which opens in theaters in Hong Kong on May 24, 2007.

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    The Pirate Takeover will kick off on May 4 until June 30, 2007 and will allow guests to step back in time to a place where pirates reined over the seas vying for treasure. A total experience that only Hong Kong Disneyland can provide, the Pirate Takeover will immerse guests in a world of mischief, singing and revelry as pirate adventures are vividly brought to life.

    http://www.hkdlsource.com/news/viewstory&story=140

    For all the features of this makeover, see the press release in the above link!
    Last edited by NeverNeverland; 04-12-2007 at 09:04 PM. Reason: My bad :(
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    Re: Breaking News: It's Pirate Land - but not as we hoped!

    Thanks for sharing


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    Re: Breaking News: It's Pirate Land - but not as we hoped!

    It's better than nothing~~!!!
    I'd love to see the Jungle River Cruise in that period~!!

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    Re: Breaking News: It's Pirate Land - but not as we hoped!

    Thanks for the info Loomis.

    Hope the lack of any major announcement today doesn't validate the rumor that the proposed Pirate Land is no more...
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    Re: Breaking News: It's Pirate Land - but not as we hoped!

    Sounds like fun and these kind of events are what will really fill the park up with attendance all year round.I look foward to seeing the trip reports

    But one thing that Mickey Pirate costume is the same one use last year at Tokyo Disneyland for its Halloween event.Except the colour of his outfit is differnt.

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    Re: Breaking News: It's Pirate Land - but not as we hoped!

    Very Disappointing. TDS' position as the finest Disney park ever built is still safe.

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    Re: Breaking News: It's Pirate Land - but not as we hoped!

    Quote Originally Posted by SleeplessInSG View Post
    Thanks for the info Loomis.

    Hope the lack of any major announcement today doesn't validate the rumor that the proposed Pirate Land is no more...
    I second that!

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    Re: Breaking News: It's Pirate Land - but not as we hoped!

    Maybe this is to see if there's enough interest to warrant a whole Pirate themed land?
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    Re: Breaking News: It's Pirate Land - but not as we hoped!

    Adventureland IS the Pirate themed land you've been hearing about. Don't you see that? No POTC attraction even. Maybe the Jungle River Cruise overlay will remain permanent and there you have it, rumors of a "different" POTC attraction in HKDL were true, it's "JRC, Pirate Takeover."

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    Pirates Taking over HKDL between 4th May-30th June 2007

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    Re: Pirates Taking over HKDL between 4th May-30th June 2007

    The whole thing is disappointing. I expected more from this hoopla announcement.

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    Re: Breaking News: It's Pirate Land - but not as we hoped!

    Quote Originally Posted by Loomis;1616884[...
    That woman needs to lighted up! She should have been dressed as the red headed wench!
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    Re: Pirates Taking over HKDL between 4th May-30th June 2007

    Nice pics, but there are already several threads on this:

    http://micechat.com/forums/hong-kong-disneyland-resort/60637-breaking-news-its-pirate-land-but-not-we-hoped-merged.html

    http://www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60637

    and another one, all started by me. I'm such a scamp!!! (Or is that pirate?)

    Not seen that sketch artwork before though...
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    Re: Breaking News: It's Pirate Land - but not as we hoped! (Merged)

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    Re: Breaking News: It's Pirate Land - but not as we hoped! (Merged)

    (All the photos in the above links (of mine at least) are hosted by me or at least the site I write for. Steal our bandwidth, see what I care! Well merged, old bean!)

    Back on topic, I'm still holding out hope that this could be a dry run for something bigger,. But then again, I'm an eternal optimist. There is still that unexplained construction behind Adventureland, although that may merely be prep-work for the make-over or related to IASW somehow.

    Damn, there went my optimism.
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