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Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by Fantasmic » Aug Sat 28, 2010 9:59 am

Why is the Pirates ride at Disneyland so much better than the ride at Disney World?

As part of the addition of Jack Sparrow to the ride at Diseney World we seem to have lost some great moments from the ride including the pirate boat battle scene, whereas Disneyland have kept all this and still updated the ride. Also Disneyland have the great Pirates restaurant which Florida's ride lacks altogether.

I understand from a friend there were problems in Florida in that they couldn't dig down so far for the ride (due to the nature of the land) so I guess this is why there is no second drop there, but I just wonder why otherwise it seems to be on a much smaller scale overall.

What do you think?

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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by horizons1 » Aug Sat 28, 2010 4:09 pm

I agree - there is no reason they couldn't have made the ride longer, even without the second drop. Also, I don't like the order of the scenes. It doesn't build up like it does in DL.
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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by elizabethswann » Aug Sat 28, 2010 7:52 pm

I didn't know that the scenes were different in WDW compared to DLR.

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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by MadEye » Aug Sun 29, 2010 1:36 pm

Fantasmic wrote:I understand from a friend there were problems in Florida in that they couldn't dig down so far for the ride (due to the nature of the land) so I guess this is why there is no second drop there.
Seeing as how Magic Kingdom is 14 feet above sea level, I highly doubt that is the reason.

As for the differences, I'll reserve judgement for either until I actually get a chance to ride the DL version.
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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by Amy » Aug Sun 29, 2010 2:26 pm

I like them both! And I haven't been on either since their last refurbishments so I don't know how well the movie tie-in is working in either one. :D

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Post by elizabethswann » Aug Sun 29, 2010 6:04 pm

Amy wrote:I like them both! And I haven't been on either since their last refurbishments so I don't know how well the movie tie-in is working in either one. :D
It's real mixed with a lot of people but I'm not bothered by it at all. While I do miss the old version, a little bit of change is nice.

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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by viking245 » Aug Sun 29, 2010 8:02 pm

I think the drops are a big part of it. Definitely missed in WDW. Probably because of that, we (my family & I) are more partial to the DL Pirates ride. But hey, it's Disney. Either way, both have their appeal.

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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by Amy » Aug Sun 29, 2010 8:19 pm

viking245 wrote:I think the drops are a big part of it. Definitely missed in WDW. Probably because of that, we (my family & I) are more partial to the DL Pirates ride. But hey, it's Disney. Either way, both have their appeal.
There is at least the one drop in WDW ~ we used that to gauge if my Mom could handle Splash Mountain...she decided that PoC is exciting enough! :lol:

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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by Len90 » Aug Mon 30, 2010 12:36 am

I honestly like the pirates in DLR better than WDW due to the better drops and the restaurant loop that you do.
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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by elizabethswann » Aug Mon 30, 2010 2:47 am

It's sad that WDW lacks better drops but hey, that means DLR gets to lure those in that want it. ;)

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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by Lion Sleeps Tonight » Sep Wed 01, 2010 4:46 pm

It's not just the drops, but there's a lot of build-up from the get-go at Disneyland. At Disneyland, you start the ride by slowly going through the Bayou 'at night' where there are shooting stars, fireflies, and the atmospheric banjo music. Then there's darkness, a warning, then a drop where you're transported into the past and then your adventure really begins.

Overall, there are more scenes, making WDW's seem more compact and rushed.
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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by Amy » Sep Wed 01, 2010 6:48 pm

Lion Sleeps Tonight wrote:It's not just the drops, but there's a lot of build-up from the get-go at Disneyland. At Disneyland, you start the ride by slowly going through the Bayou 'at night' where there are shooting stars, fireflies, and the atmospheric banjo music. Then there's darkness, a warning, then a drop where you're transported into the past and then your adventure really begins.

Overall, there are more scenes, making WDW's seem more compact and rushed.
I love the fireflies and bayou at the beginning of DL's PoC :D

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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by MintJulepRoo » Sep Wed 01, 2010 11:18 pm

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by MadEye » Aug Sun 29, 2010 11:36 am

Fantasmic wrote:
I understand from a friend there were problems in Florida in that they couldn't dig down so far for the ride (due to the nature of the land) so I guess this is why there is no second drop there.

Seeing as how Magic Kingdom is 14 feet above sea level, I highly doubt that is the reason.

As for the differences, I'll reserve judgement for either until I actually get a chance to ride the DL version.
It's true, because of the water table in Florida, there could only be one drop. However, I agree that not being able to dig deep enough shouldn't have hindered the length of the ride.
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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by elizabethswann » Sep Wed 01, 2010 11:36 pm

Amy wrote:
Lion Sleeps Tonight wrote:It's not just the drops, but there's a lot of build-up from the get-go at Disneyland. At Disneyland, you start the ride by slowly going through the Bayou 'at night' where there are shooting stars, fireflies, and the atmospheric banjo music. Then there's darkness, a warning, then a drop where you're transported into the past and then your adventure really begins.

Overall, there are more scenes, making WDW's seem more compact and rushed.
I love the fireflies and bayou at the beginning of DL's PoC :D
If you pay attention and look at the ceiling for a certain amount of time, you can see shooting stars going by in between the water and the restaurant.

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Re: Pirates Disneyland v's Disney World

Post by Amy » Sep Thu 02, 2010 7:08 am

elizabethswann wrote:If you pay attention and look at the ceiling for a certain amount of time, you can see shooting stars going by in between the water and the restaurant.
That is neat! I don't think I ever noticed those before...

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