Monday, November 21, 2016

POTC circa September 1969

Thanks to the recent acquisition of a batch of September 1969 Disneyland images, I can compare and contrast two scenes from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. First up is the Captain's Treasure in the grotto area. Surprisingly, it appears that the ceiling has not really changed at all over the years. Even many of the items surrounding the skeleton have stayed in place. Shocking!

The Wicked Wench scene shows a huge change in its main character.

We have gone from Blackbeard to Barbossa. Still, the ship itself is very much the same.

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Anonymous said...

I was just thinking the other day that POTC is nearly 50 years old...and still popular as ever. That is a testament to the creativity of the Disney organization under Walt. A true genius. I recall telling guests while at the front turnstile to definitely buy a ticket to ride it (when an E Ticket was 85-95 cents) because it was that good. KS

outsidetheberm said...

How about that; the treasure room seems to have improved with age!