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Pirates of the Caribbean Refurb

OLSinFLA

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May 26, 2012
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Really? This was really necessary? At this rate, I'm expecting we will see Splash Mountain being closed down for a retheme since its based on a story that is not allowed to be seen. Just rework and rewrite everything so that any sense of history that someone might have issue with (giving up our ability to learn from and discuss it) is lost.
They already did that.... Uncle Remus became a frog
 

SpyderDan

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Feb 9, 2009
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The Daily Bugle
It's pretty crazy how differently the public and us are taking the auction scene changes.

Personally, I don't really care either way. But, I can see why Disney wants to change the ride. This is no longer a ride based on a historical time period. It's a ride based off a movie. From their perspective, I can imagine they want a very family friendly ride to mimic the very family friendly movies.
Those movies aren't very family friendly either at times. Also, they're awful but I digress lol.
 

belloq87

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Dec 7, 2009
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Universal Exports
Videos of the new scene are popping up now... and I think it's pretty much a total misfire. All of the classic dialogue is gone ("We wants the redhead" is now "We wants the rum"), Paul Frees' voice is totally gone, and the scene itself has had all its personality stripped away. It's fairly bland filler now.

Had this been the scene from day one, nobody would have ever been talking about it as one of the best in the ride.
 
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belloq87

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Dec 7, 2009
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The way they try to force in changed versions of classic lines is almost painful. “Strike your feathers?” “Show ‘em your flock?!” Get outta here.

I have just realized how this scene should have played out...

The Auctioneer asks the crowd to makes offers for the hens, Redd (that's apparently her name, now) replies that they’d rather have the rum. Then the guys go, “No, we wants the redhead! We wants the redhead!”

Redd then fires a warning shot at them. Wait a beat. “We wants the rum! We wants the rum!”

It’s still lame, but at least then you get to keep one of the great lines, and you give the scene a structure that ends with a punchline and a payoff.
 

pat_naughty05

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Mar 6, 2008
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Columbus, GA
The way they try to force in changed versions of classic lines is almost painful. “Strike your feathers?” “Show ‘em your flock?!” Get outta here.

I have just realized how this scene should have played out...

The Auctioneer asks the crowd to makes offers for the hens, Redd (that's apparently her name, now) replies that they’d rather have the rum. Then the guys go, “No, we wants the redhead! We wants the redhead!”

Redd then fires a warning shot at them. Wait a beat. “We wants the rum! We wants the rum!”

It’s still lame, but at least then you get to keep one of the great lines, and you give the scene a structure that ends with a punchline and a payoff.
I actually really like this idea. It would’ve been a good laugh and a fitting tribute to the scene as it once was. Plus you have a strong female figure showing the men that she won’t take their crap. Seems like a win-win. Oh, what could’ve been
 

AlexanderMBush

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Nov 23, 2013
17,136
Arizona
I like the design of the new Redhead model, but dear god is that audio bad. I hope they go in and fix that up for the California version, because it doesn't make sense, let alone is not good at all..
 

OLSinFLA

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May 26, 2012
1,565
Videos of the new scene are popping up now... and I think it's pretty much a total misfire. All of the classic dialogue is gone ("We wants the redhead" is now "We wants the rum"), Paul Frees' voice is totally gone, and the scene itself has had all its personality stripped away. It's fairly bland filler now.

Had this been the scene from day one, nobody would have ever been talking about it as one of the best in the ride.
Could be worse... look at Paris' version... They basically swapped clothes and dialogue, the redhead remains stationary.
 

Nick

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Sep 22, 2011
20,427
Orlando
I just got off the ride and yeah... what was once an iconic scene is now just sort of filler. Lacks anything memorable.

Just all around disappointing.
 
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AlexanderMBush

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Nov 23, 2013
17,136
Arizona
And as a little something, it seems like they are reusing an old figure from Great Movie Ride, instead of using a figure similar to the likes of what is seen in Disneyland Paris's version that got updated last year.
 
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