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    Question Ol' Bill in Pirates

    Just wanted to post a question to see if anyone else has ever experienced this or not. On our most recent trip to WDW (May 2007) my fiance and I were on Pirates. When we came upon Ol' Bill and his kitty we both smelled rum...as if someone had just taken a shot of rum and breathed on us. We have been on Pirates literally 50-100 times and have never experienced this before. Has anyone else had this encounter?

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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by missymouse View Post
    Just wanted to post a question to see if anyone else has ever experienced this or not. On our most recent trip to WDW (May 2007) my fiance and I were on Pirates. When we came upon Ol' Bill and his kitty we both smelled rum...as if someone had just taken a shot of rum and breathed on us. We have been on Pirates literally 50-100 times and have never experienced this before. Has anyone else had this encounter?

    Can't say that I have

    But then I smell like rum anyway, so I dont think i would notice any extra *hic*



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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    hmm never noticed that...I will have to check it out next time I'm there!!
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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    I didn't notice a rum smell, but I will tell you what I DID notice that I had never seen before. Perhaps it's because I usually sit on the left hand side of the boat (for whatever reason), I had never seen the rum bottles floating in the water! At first I thought it was another example of littering, but to my relief, they were empties!

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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    Why is the rum always gone?
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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

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    Why is the rum always gone?
    Because you keep drinking it!

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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    Thanks for all the replies....if you do go....write back with any results. I would like to see what the verdict is.

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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Why is the rum always gone?
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    Because you keep drinking it!
    That explains his dancing.... ermm... technique.

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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    Hi Missymouse - I rode PoTC yesterday with friends, and I didn't smell one bit o' rum by Pirate Bill.

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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    WOW....thanks so much for checking that out for me.....that is too weird. My fiance and I were there for the whole week....went on the ride at least 5-8 times. Only on that last go around did we smell anything....really strange. Neither of us mentioned it until after we were off of the ride for a good 15 minutes or so. That is just strange.

    So we are unsure of this happenings....but we do know that there was a green ghost that followed us home! ;-)

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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by missymouse View Post
    WOW....thanks so much for checking that out for me.....that is too weird. My fiance and I were there for the whole week....went on the ride at least 5-8 times. Only on that last go around did we smell anything....really strange. Neither of us mentioned it until after we were off of the ride for a good 15 minutes or so. That is just strange.

    So we are unsure of this happenings....but we do know that there was a green ghost that followed us home! ;-)

    I tried it too last week. No rum (plenty of flash pictures though)

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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    I was just there Saturday with Summer and we made a point to check this out and smelled nothing as well.
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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    Just an additional comment on Ol' Bill:

    I was told Ol' Bill was named after Disney Legend animator/Imagineer Bill Justice, who just happened to also be a designer and Audio Animatronics programmer on both the original Disneyland and WDW Pirates attractions.

    Wasn't built to look or sound like him. But apparently in his younger days...Bill was known to be quite the, well...partyer...after work on occasion. So as a friendly insider reference/joke at the time...they named that character "Ol' Bill."

    Though from many personal experiences with Bill...I'd have to say his personal preference is for vodka...not rum. At least during the great times I spent with him.


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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    wow...thanks so much to everyone that has done their homework!! This really has my fiance and I really perplexed!!

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    Re: Ol' Bill in Pirates

    Didn't smell rum but did notice that he had an eye patch.
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
    Sunny days and rain
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