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    Potc?

    could someone answer my question to why POTC at MK is sooo short? it seems a waste of space to me



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    Re: Potc?

    Mainly because most tourists don't know what their missing by not riding the DL version and are just like "OMG Jack Sparrow yay!" ... oh and the smaller building.

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    Re: Potc?

    When the Imagineers were designing the Magic Kingdom they did not intend to include Pirates of the Caribbean. Instead, guests would be getting Western River Expedition. The Imagineers believed that people in Florida would not want even more about pirates at Disney World. Turns out, the Imagineers were wrong and people wanted to see this amazing attraction from Disneyland at Disney World. Since Western River Expedition was still supposed to be built and guest demand was so high, Pirates of the Caribbean was put on the fast track. Also, a lot of what is missing (second drop, bayou, and caves) are the areas inside New Orleans Square that allow guests to move outside the berm. Guests at the Magic Kingdom do not need to travel outside the berm.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_River_Expedition
    I also highly recommend Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies by Jason Surrel.

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    Re: Potc?

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy97O View Post
    Guests at the Magic Kingdom do not need to travel outside the berm.
    Actually, that isn't true, half of the ride building is outside.

    Here's another interesting link if you want more info on Western River Expedition: http://www.omniluxe.net/wyw/wre.htm
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    Re: Potc?

    I really wish they would've have built Western River Expedition. Looks like it would have been really awesome.

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    Re: Potc?

    So do I! They have the space for it, I guess they think nobody would be interested in it.
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    Re: Potc?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecdlanddude View Post
    Mainly because most tourists don't know what their missing by not riding the DL version.
    I don't consider myself a tourist since I am an AP but I have never been to DL so I didn't even know it was shorter. You know the saying, what you don't know can't hurt you....

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    Re: Potc?

    Disney World has more space than Disneyland, however in the case of PotC they got the smaller attraction to save space. However as a consolation Space Mountain has two distinc coasters inside it rather than one that Disneyland got.

    However, Disneyland also has a much nicer looking "it's a small world" exterior.

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    Re: Potc?

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy97O View Post
    When the Imagineers were designing the Magic Kingdom they did not intend to include Pirates of the Caribbean. Instead, guests would be getting Western River Expedition. The Imagineers believed that people in Florida would not want even more about pirates at Disney World. Turns out, the Imagineers were wrong and people wanted to see this amazing attraction from Disneyland at Disney World. Since Western River Expedition was still supposed to be built and guest demand was so high, Pirates of the Caribbean was put on the fast track. Also, a lot of what is missing (second drop, bayou, and caves) are the areas inside New Orleans Square that allow guests to move outside the berm. Guests at the Magic Kingdom do not need to travel outside the berm.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_River_Expedition
    I also highly recommend Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies by Jason Surrel.
    What he said.

    But there is travel outside the berm.

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    Re: Potc?

    I guess in this one isolated case ... size does matter!

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    Re: Potc?

    Quote Originally Posted by ti2gr View Post
    Disney World has more space than Disneyland, however in the case of PotC they got the smaller attraction to save space. However as a consolation Space Mountain has two distinc coasters inside it rather than one that Disneyland got.
    But Disneyland has the Matterhorn, which Space Mountain is rather similar to.

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