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Old 04-23-2013, 04:11 PM   #16
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Doubling the size would probably entail adding the DLR scenes. The DLR version is much longer with some great scenes that did not get included in the WDW version.

But I'm skeptical about any rumor that says they are going to increase the length of the ride. I think one of the main considerations for abbreviating it in the first place was due to availability of space. If you look at a satellite view, you'll see that there IS a small plot of undeveloped land to the SW of the PotC building. But they would be cutting off a backstage service road if they expand out there. Plus, a project of that scope would pretty much mean gutting everything and starting over from scratch. That seems highly unlikely.
They can easily re-route that service road around a new/addition to the show building. Make it more of a 90* angle instead of the 45* angle it is now. That would be a simple/easy workaround.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:47 PM   #17
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The Pirates show building is partially outside of the tracks and there is an empty piece of land south of it so there is room to expand, although I highly doubt this rumor is true. We all know how unreliable CM rumors are.
That is a very small piece of land. The grassy area is about it. The trees obscure a service road and the train tracks. Across Caribbean Way is actually a retention pond/swamp and not something that could really be built on.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:52 PM   #18
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:33 AM   #19
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Hope this is not true

We have a tripped planned at the end of Sept with a 3 year old that is tiny and this is one of the few rides she can go on and LOVES it! Stop changing stuff with the Magic Kingdom!!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:23 AM   #20
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I don't see the bang for the buck for Disney on this.

Pirates already enjoys a rare combination of being a generally liked attraction with relatively short wait times.

Why mess with a good thing (and, in that regard, who cares if it's not the same as Disneyland Pirates)?

Disney would be much better served spending money improving DHS or DAK than in expanding Pirates. Just my $0.02.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:35 AM   #21
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Wow this is quite interesting i thought they had just done a small refurb not too long ago. I don't think doubling it in size would be very logical either and we all know how Downey construction is. This sounds like a major overhaul and that make me seem like 18 months would be long enough.

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Old 04-24-2013, 09:07 AM   #22
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Nope, nope, nope!

Most of pirates is below ground level (at Utilidor level) and outside the park under the train tracks. An expansion of this ride would be a MASSIVE undertaking with very little benefit to Disney.

CM are known to spread rumors for fun. This is one of those cases.
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Nope, nope, nope!

Most of pirates is below ground level (at Utilidor level) and outside the park under the train tracks. An expansion of this ride would be a MASSIVE undertaking with very little benefit to Disney.

CM are known to spread rumors for fun. This is one of those cases.
I agree with you 100%

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My friend had another CM pretty much squash the rumor last night.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:19 PM   #25
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You probably mis-heard; they are doubling the size of the gift shop.
I'll need to verify with one of the Bus Drivers ....
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I'll need to verify with one of the Bus Drivers ....
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Highly unlikely is my vote

In addition to the small refurb they just did, they did a MAJOR refurb a couple of years ago (I think 2007, perhaps), so it's still relatively current, IMHO.
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#2 runs the risk of effectively destroying a long beloved ride.
Amen to that. I understand innovation is inevitable, but some things should remain relatively sacrosanct. IMO, there are two MK rides that should NEVER be significantly tinkered with - Pirates and It's a Small World.
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Amen to that. I understand innovation is inevitable, but some things should remain relatively sacrosanct. IMO, there are two MK rides that should NEVER be significantly tinkered with - Pirates and It's a Small World.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:21 PM   #30
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Oh how I love the rumors! And how I love POTC!

July 10, 2015, the new pirates movie is slated for release. Maybe they are gearing up to reopen the ride when it comes out? But that is longer than 18 months...maybe they are announcing it in August, and it will close later?

I'm headed to DLR next month, I'll ask the tram driver if they're doing it too....
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