Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" just a test for Shanghai's Pirates attraction?

So here is my long awaited theory on "The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" show that just opened at Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida. After looking at some of the patents that came out for a Pirates style attraction awhile ago, it wasn't hard to imagine why the Pirates boats were able or would want to do some unique things like what you see below.
You see how the pirates boat is able to turn around a show scene? Now why would it want to do that? After all the Pirate boats at Disneyland do not do that! They simply float right past the show scenes. Now you would be able to have multiple boat and Guests watch the same show scene while moving slowly or being momentarily stopped.

But what will Guests be looking at? The all familiar audio-animatronic figures like in Disneyland's Pirates? No, they will be looking at high definition video of their favorite characters from the movies like Captain Jack Sparrow.

How good can video be instead of looking at audio-animatronic figures you ask? Well after watching the video of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow for "The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" show, it will be impressive! You can create a life-like experience using the actual actors instead of audio-animatronic figures. Plus, you greatly reduce the cost of maintenance on such an attraction.
Also, the Shanghai Pirates boats appear to be on simulator type track so that could allow for movement such as being rocked from an explosion or rough seas or being attacked by mermaids a in the fourth Pirate movie!
The ideas are intriguing to say the very least!

Will this Shanghai Pirates attraction be like the one I just described? We will have to wait to find out! Until then, bring me that horizon!

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