Via BoingBoing, Inside the Magic has a first look at the Florida WDW version of re-made Pirates of the Caribbean. I’m scared. It’s hard to suss out how much they’ve goofed around this ride; the video’s a little choppy and dark, and this is the Florida version, already a distant second in quality to the […]
It’s hard to suss out how much they’ve goofed around this ride; the video’s a little choppy and dark, and this is the Florida version, already a distant second in quality to the Anaheim original. But still, seeing Captain Jack inserted in the classic scenes bothers the hell out of me.
Not that I have any objection to Captain Jack; I frankly love the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. But the movie is a completely separate entity from the ride. The ride is the real deal, the original, Walt’s finest hour. The film is a new thing, a recent invention, an inspired by idea that’s brilliant on it’s own. But they need to not blur. They need to not merge into one thing.
I hate when the modern Disney company changes stuff like this; they change it to pump the money machine, to move more merchandise. And that’s not Walt’s company, that’s not the Disney I love. With each pointless ride modification, they get farther from that Disney, Walt’s Disney, and become more soulless.
I fear what I’ll see when I go back to Anaheim. I don’t need to see Captain Jack on that ride. I want my pirates back like it used to be, back when the pirates chased wenches and not trays of food.
I’m waiting to see what Re-Imagineering has to say about this. because they get it.