Pirates of the Caribbean ~ Lengthy refurbishment

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Pirates of the Caribbean ~ Lengthy refurbishment

Post by Amy » Feb Tue 24, 2015 8:02 pm

Anyone else catch the fact that Pirates will be down from early May until late September? Looks like the newer boats on the old ride track are causing some concerns as well as some of the boats taking on water. This might explain some of the delays JenMuse experienced in the attraction on her last visit.

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean ~ Lengthy refurbishment

Post by Polynesian Princess » Feb Wed 25, 2015 3:56 am

I noticed last May that we got quite wet on the hill. The members of my family that were sitting on the edge got similarly wet to sitting in one of the further back rows on Splash Mountain. I thought it was odd, but assumed it was either poor memory on my part or an odd weight distribution in our boat that day. I hate to see it down all summer, but at least they're fixing it before it's too major of a problem (hopefully). Plus, no matter when you go, I think it's reasonable to expect that at least one attraction will be closed for refurb.

It's driving me crazy how all of the articles are going on about it closing due to "safety concerns". I understand that there are some things they need to fix, but do people really think Disney would be letting the ride continue running from now until May if safety was truly a problem?
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean ~ Lengthy refurbishment

Post by cousininmiami » Feb Wed 25, 2015 2:36 pm

It's funny, the last time I was there a couple months ago I got soaked on Pirates! A small wave literally came over and dumped on me! I will miss Pirates as well for a short time, but I'm sure it'll be better than ever! I will ride again in a couple weeks when I head up again :-)
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean ~ Lengthy refurbishment

Post by Polynesian Princess » Feb Thu 26, 2015 1:58 am

I am curious to see if there will be any noticeable changes or if it will all be the "invisible" stuff like the track.
Can't wait to take my twin boys on their first trip to Walt Disney World! Planning on heading there sometime Feb-May 2014!

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean ~ Lengthy refurbishment

Post by zhoover » Feb Thu 26, 2015 1:14 pm

cousininmiami wrote:It's funny, the last time I was there a couple months ago I got soaked on Pirates! A small wave literally came over and dumped on me!
I had the same experience in January! Glad to learn it wasn't my imagination.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean ~ Lengthy refurbishment

Post by Thumper1 » Mar Sun 01, 2015 3:02 pm

I think I got more wet on Pirates my last trip in June 2014, than I did on Splash mountain!! Glad to hear they are trying to fix things! I also got to sit in a big puddle of water as soon as we boarded for our first ride, maybe this will help that as well.

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean ~ Lengthy refurbishment

Post by wxwiz » Mar Fri 06, 2015 9:21 am

That stinks that it will be down during the summer!

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean ~ Lengthy refurbishment

Post by IMFearless » Mar Mon 09, 2015 8:09 pm

Mayyyyyyyybe this means they'll tone down the Jack Sparrowness a bit <_<;;
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean ~ Lengthy refurbishment

Post by cy1229 » Mar Tue 10, 2015 8:01 am

IMFearless wrote:Mayyyyyyyybe this means they'll tone down the Jack Sparrowness a bit <_<;;
Oh I hope not. I love Jack Sparrow. For real.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean ~ Lengthy refurbishment

Post by theBIGyowski » Mar Tue 10, 2015 11:20 am

I've heard that it is pretty much all mechanical stuff being fixed. They may try to sneak in a "plus" somewhere...but I just don't know what they could do unless they do some kind of personalized response by Jack Sparrow based on your MB or maybe even your appearance the way Mr. Potato Head does in the TSMM queue.
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