I recently visited MK on 5/5/13.
The POTC attraction really upset me. I feel like they are putting way to many of their new characters in the original attractions, and IMO, ruining said attraction. Ok, first, the mermaids swimming next to the boat and the mermaid skeleton are not that bad. Then the dad from the Andy Samberg film, Hot Rod, appears on the smokescreen before you go down the waterfall, transporting you into the pirate world. Once down the falls, you see a ship that looks like the Pear, but it's not the Pearl. Then Johnny Depp pops his makeup wearing face into the classic scenes I grew up with.
Then, the most disappointing part. After passing a mumbling Depp for a final time as he drunkenly celebrates his burglary into the treasure room, the rides suddenly ends! You pull into a backstage, unthemed unloading bay and walk up a, what I called "a magical staircase that transports you back up into present day, in replace of going up the waterfall".
Why did they ruin the best attraction in the MK?