POTC attraction to add Tia Dalma

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  1. lewis_family

    lewis_family Earning My Ears

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    The character Tia Dalma will be added to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in both Florida and Ca. WDI stood in front of the attraction earlier today and gave few a select peak into the plans. IN Disneyland she will be in the area of the swamp and fireflies. In WDW she will be placed at the very very beginning of the cave section. In WDW they said she would not interfere with anything they may want to add further in the cave. I do not know what that means. The time table of all of this was not mentioned.
     
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  3. StacyPop

    StacyPop <font color=purple>Things have a way of working th

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    So Cool
    She Is My Favorite!
     
  4. athenna

    athenna DIS Veteran<br><br><font color ="blue">I've been w

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    Hmmm, not a bad idea, I could live with it!
    Have we heard anything official, though???
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  5. raidermatt

    raidermatt Beware of the dark side. Anger...fear...aggression

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    Haven't even seen anything else even unofficial.

    lewis, in what context were the plans shared?
     
  6. Ariel Mae

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    The WORST idea. Screw with the original, the classic for, what, a movie that will last maybe 10 years in our hearts? I'm sorry, but if Disney continues to do this, refurbish based on media and generations, instead of keeping to the original thoughts ideas of Sir Walt, they will lose a family.
     
  7. Dznefreek

    Dznefreek DIS Veteran

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    Funny; there was no mention of it on the local news and they report on everything Disney. . . . . .I am skeptical.
     
  8. Mickmse2002

    Mickmse2002 DIS Veteran

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    The attraction as it stands today isn't the same as in the "classic" sense anyway.......it has already been abandoned due to political correctness.
     
  9. raidermatt

    raidermatt Beware of the dark side. Anger...fear...aggression

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    True, that was a mistake. But those changes were differnt in nature than the recent changes, or this potential future one. I can understand still seeing a PotC attraction without the movie tie-ins as essentially the same attraction in spirit. Adding characters and completely changing plot/story lines is a different matter.

    I can understand what Ariel Mae is getting at, and how those PC changes wouldn't have "ruined" the attraction while the current movie tie-in changes could.
     
  10. Mickmse2002

    Mickmse2002 DIS Veteran

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    OK, I'll bite......

    How is adding a Tia Dalma animatronic figure "ruining" the spirit of the attraction whereas the PC changes did not?
     
  11. raidermatt

    raidermatt Beware of the dark side. Anger...fear...aggression

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    For the purposes of this discussion I'm not saying it necessarily does, but when you take the new figures and dialogue as a whole, it does add/change significant elements of the plot.

    The PC changes watered down the "evilness" (and therefore reality) a bit, and they were unfortunate, but the basic plot/story/idea didn't change.

    Taking Tia Dalma by herself, it would depend on how it was done. It seems to me she would work better in DL's version, since the area around her house was more or less based on the beginning of the ride at DL. Just inserting her before the cave in the MK version seems forced.
     
  12. Mickmse2002

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    You're probably correct here, I can't imagine how they can make that work.....but then again, I'm not an imagineer.
     
  13. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    er um okay...as long as her teeth don't show.
     
  14. YoHo

    YoHo If you have any poo to fling, now is the time.

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    Well, Since almost all of the Imagineers have been let go, we can presume that WDC won't know how to make it work either.
     
  15. EUROPACL

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    Now I've seen both movies but i'm confused on which character this is....

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    ...is this her?
     
  16. UConnJack

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    The voodoo "witch" that lies in the hut in the swamp who helps Cpt Jack and brings back Barbossa.
     
  17. deekaypee

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    What is the confirmation of this? lewis_family, where did you get your information?
     
  18. exDS vet

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    Where were you last year? I totally agree with you. But when I was going off on last year's "enhancements", I got very little support. I think people are starting to become a little more skeptical where these changes are concerned.

    This time last year, people were getting all excited about the YOAMD, saying it would be as great at the 50th celebration. They were wrong. Almost everyone was on the POTC enhancement bandwagon. Had Disney left it at just those enhancements, I think only us true purists would have the issues.

    But if this latest addition is true, it means we will continue to see additions until the the entire attraction is changed, including the theme song. I hope that if this latest rumor proves to be true, more people will speak out against it.
     
  19. athenna

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    Very funny
     
  20. YoHo

    YoHo If you have any poo to fling, now is the time.

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    2 Things, I was with you for the most part and you know it, though I'm really luke warm to the changes overall. If they had just put Jack and barbossa in and not changed any Dialog, it would have been awesome. I mean, an addition here or there is good Plusing as it were, but the dialog changes and Davy Jones are offensivly bad. Which makes the whole thing even out. Also, I like the additional soundtrack in the wicked wench scene.


    As for the music changing, When there isn't a band playing, the music at the French MArket is now Pirates soundtrack all the time. Way to ruin New Orleans Square Idiots.
     
  21. exDS vet

    exDS vet "How in the world can the words that I said send s

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    Very true and I almost said "me and YoHo" in my earlier post. You and I are about the most outspoken and passionate on these issues, especially when it comes to Disneyland. I'm glad there are a few others, and it will be nice to watch as the tide turns back in our favor.
     

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