Thursday, January 29, 2015
Yo Ho Yo Ho, Pt. 2
Welcome back to pt. 2 of my January 2015 trip through the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland. We begin at the battle involving the Wicked Wench!
I love the smokey smell in this seemingly HUUUUUGE area. You feel like you are drifting through the middle of the ocean, with canon fire volleying overhead.
Unlike other ride throughs, I pretty much stuck to the scenery on my side of the boat, rather than frantically attempting to shoot each side. That can really get exhausting. Typically, I sit on the left side of the boat because the Wench Auction is my very favorite scene. No, I am not into the selling of women, but I do think the Red-Headed gal is a hoot and a half. She stands out against the homely maidens lined up before her.
The Auctioneer is probably one of my very favorite animatronics; his movements are so fluid and his face is the epitome of Marc Davis' style.
No donkey was visible in this tableau of three minstrels and their howling dog. Hopefully the donkey was just getting cleaned up backstage.
The Hat Thief was doing his best to balance the stack on his head; always good to see him in this attraction. Of all the figures, he seems to be absent the most.
A semi-decent shot of the hairy-legged pirate. He always brings a smile to my face.
They may be boring compared to the other scenes, but nevertheless I decided to take some shots of the collapsing structures and burning embers that are between the jail and dueling pistol scenes.
Another character that bears the hallmarks of Marc Davis' style.
It's not easy catching this pirate's pistol when it fires!
Last and in my opinion the very least…
Sure, it looks like Johnny Depp, but this scene is still a snoozer.
A closeup of the crest hanging on the back wall:
My apologies to the scenery on the RIGHT side of the boat, since they pretty much got the shaft in this post.
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