Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tell-No-Tales Thursdays: The Blue Bayou
Now that I’ve taken you from A—Z on POTC, it’s time to go back to the beginning of the attraction and fill in the details with shots that I continue to take as I return to Disneyland. This shot of a houseboat on the Blue Bayou is great in giving the atmosphere of the ride as you enter your boat and venture towards the talking Jolly Roger Pirate skull. This same houseboat can be seen in this vintage publicity shot:
Here are two more shots taken from the Blue Bayou Restaurant...of the Blue Bayou.
And a wide panorama shot of the Bayou, including the dude on the porch smoking his pipe. You’ll also notice the same sculpt in the jail at the end of the attraction, as I have mentioned on here previously.
Here’s an atmospheric shot of the bayou area in the line queue, restaurant visible in the background.
And now that I have reformed from using a flash at Disneyland, I have been able to capture these shots that do a much better job of capturing the deep-blue darkness that guests experience as they sail towards the first drop:
I can almost hear the frogs croaking now! See more Pirates of the Caribbean (both recent and vintage) photos at my website.