Monday, January 10, 2011
The Evolution of Dunking Carlos
After many years of collecting and shooting my own Disneyland photos, I have a fairly decent catalog of images to choose from. Here is a visual history of one particular scene from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Poor pitiful Carlos is in a state of perpetual dunking by his pirate captives as his shrewish wife basically yells at him from above to take it like a man. Starting with a vintage photo of the model, enjoy today’s visual journey of a scene that has seen surprisingly few changes over the last 40 or more years that it has continued to entertain guests at Disneyland.
A vintage publicity shot of the scene from when the attraction first opened:
A 1980’s view:
A large sampling from Summer 2006:
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