Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mickey's Halloween Party: POTC

Today's journey begins at Lafitte's landing. I believe I see a fan in the blue-lit area where cast members hang out. It probably gets hot up in that room.

It may be quiet and boring, but the Blue Bayou section of this attraction is one of my favorites.

Approaching the cabin with the man in the rocking chair:



This area is difficult to photograph, as it is extremely dark:

Ye come seeking adventure, with The Jolly Roger:

Note that the front seat is great for photos, not so great for staying dry. Get ready for that plunge!

I didn't do so well with my photo of the storm; always difficult to time it just right with the lightning. I did get the rain effect in the background though.

Care for a drink?

A closeup of Marc Davis' painting:

A warning from Davy Jones himself:

Davy Jones begins to dissolve as the boats pass through the mist:

This scene is always impressive; the Wicked Wench looks massive:

Down for a dunking, you can almost hear the mayor gurgling.

Panning to the left, you can see Jack Sparrow hiding to avoid a dunking himself…or worse.

I think the flute player might be next.

The infamous Wench Auction:

with its star, the Red-Headed Wench:

Panning over to the Auctioneer:

Hecklers of the auction:

Up close:

and closer still:

The Gluttonous Pirate and Jack Sparrow:

Still only one cat in the "Here kitty, kitty" scene:

The 3 Minstrels take over the "Yo Ho Yo Ho" tune, along with their howling dog.

Let's not forget the donkey!

A closeup of the trio, which shows a familiar face mold on the left. It can seen throughout the attraction, including the pistol duel at the end.

The Hat Thief that is normally here was once again gone; this particular animatronic must be a problem, as it seems he has been missing on and off quite a bit for the last year or so.

The pirate overhead, often called "The Hairy-Legged Pirate."

Not so hairy anymore! He must be manscaping.

This dog is not interested in what these blokes are offering; they are eternally condemned to prison.

Two from the pistol duel:

The final one shows the Jack Sparrow treasure room; beautifully detailed, but it just doesn't really fit in with the rest of the attraction.

Come back tomorrow for some Halloween Fireworks!

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K. Martinez said...

The Blue Bayou section may be quiet in action, but it's definitely not boring. It's a great mood setter. To me it's all about the pace and build up.

I never cared for the Davy Jones mist curtain. It sort of ruined that section of the ride for me. I used to love the lull and darkness of this cavernous area before coming upon the "explosive" action in the Wicked Wench scene. It was perfect pacing and transition. Not so much anymore. When will Disney learn that sometimes less is more.

Love all the classic scenes in today's post. You're killin' it with the interior photography, Dave.

MRaymond said...

For some reason the gluttonous pirate is my favorite. But I liked him better with his original audio and the girl in the barrel. She be a lively lass, she were.

Dave DeCaro said...

Thanks Ken - as they say, practice makes (almost) perfect!

MRaymond - Agreed!