Disney announces a new Pirates of the Caribbean attraction... then doesn't
Written by Robert Niles
Sharp-eyed Disney fans were buzzing this morning when the online version of Walt Disney World's annual passholder newsletter announced plans for a new Pirates of the Caribbean-themed attraction: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow.Tweet
Unlike the original Pirates rides, this would be a walk-through attraction, and it wouldn't be placed in a Magic Kingdom park. Instead, it would be coming to the Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.
The description of the attraction in the AP newsletter said that this would be an immersive experience, using special effects to allow guests to experience moments from the Pirates of the Caribbean films from the perspective of Capt. Jack Sparrow. (Of course, if the guests were to be Capt. Jack, I wonder how long it would take for some of those guests to complain that they couldn't see Capt. Jack in the show. Sigh.)
No matter, though, because Disney quickly pulled the AP newsletter offline. And no mention of the ride appears in the printed version, either. Neither did Disney mention the new attraction during its big press wine-and-dine junket last week (which we didn't attend).
So we shall await an insider snitching to us (anonymously in the comments, or via email) to get more information. You know what to do. :^)
Update: Disney's confirming it now. And, yes, it is going in the old Prince Caspian space. No official opening date yet.
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