Published: May 1, 2012 at 12:57 PMI expect this could go where the Narnia attraction was in the past. Given the quality level of what's been in that location, I'm not going to get too excited about it.
Published: May 1, 2012 at 1:10 PMIt sounds like they're just gonna dump some POTC props in the old Narnia exhibit area and add some interactive bells and whistles.
Published: May 1, 2012 at 1:41 PMHaunted Mansion was a walk through before it became a ride. The popularity of Pirates and Jack Sparrow will not enable a mere walk through attraction. Yet, I don't think they want to go with POTC-2 Ride. Disney was awfully premature with its ideas. No wonder they pulled it. It is just too blue sky.
Published: May 1, 2012 at 1:42 PMAgreed with previous posters, we're looking at plans for replacing Narnia. Heck, this could even be what replaces Sounds Dangerous, which is set to close soon.
Published: May 1, 2012 at 3:13 PMPirates was originally conceptualized as a walk-thru attraction way-back-when. It wasn't until later that the idea of the full ride-thru came about...this is probably an homage to the original concept - which was included in a D23 calendar two or three years back.
Published: May 1, 2012 at 5:01 PMThis will probably go in Narnia, because SD might become a full JTA.
Published: May 1, 2012 at 11:39 PMI have nothing against the Pirates movies or Captain Jack, but there's enough of him in the POTC ride. Let's have an original concept instead.
By the way, Mansion was originally planned as a walk through, not Pirates. And those plans were changed, so Mansion was never a walk through attraction. I even rode it in 1969, the year it opened, and subsequently in the early 70s, and it was always a ride. People, please get your facts straight, before offering a faulty history lesson.
Published: May 2, 2012 at 1:02 AMThis is strange, I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
Published: May 2, 2012 at 6:16 AMSylvain, just like Haunted Mansion was going to be a walk through attraction, Pirates too was originally envisioned as a walk through wax museum.
Published: May 2, 2012 at 8:15 AMSince this isn't a behind the scenes or movie trailer *cough*Narnia*cough*, I think this will be a mixture between the movies and Walt's original concept.
Published: May 2, 2012 at 8:25 AMThe blog has officially announced it, and it will be opening in the fall.
Published: May 2, 2012 at 11:59 AMExactly what do they mean immerse? I hope its where like you go into a room designed like the fountain of youth or the black pearl you'll actually feel like your on the ship. Anyone else got any guesses? Only other thing i can think of is where you see animatronics reenact scenes from the films .
Published: May 2, 2012 at 2:05 PMSounds interesting. Will have to wear my vintage Jack Sparrow guy-liner when I visit!
Published: May 2, 2012 at 2:55 PMYep, the offical book, "Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies" even has concept art for it as a walk through.
I too hope that it pulls you into the world of the Pirates while on foot. The original attraction is fantastic and all, but you're on a boat... sitting in a boat. I'd want to walk through the Black Pearl, or through the island of Tortuga, etc.
Published: May 3, 2012 at 6:07 AMI hate this small crap Disney Hollywood studios does. Come on, give us a CARS LAND level of expansion/new thing to this crap park. This is the one park that I skip every year. I only go to this part once in 10 years. The other parks I go almost every year.