The Walt Disney World version of the Johnny Depp plussed Pirates Of The Caribbean attraction has been soft opening and The Orlando Sentinel captures some of the reactions. I plan to visit it myself this weekend. Apparently the WDW management didn’t want to spring for all the upgrades and props that California got. So while we still get three Captain Jack Sparrow figures and the water mist effect, we miss out on a lot of the little details.
It’s a shame, because it’s an example of the settling for ‘good enough’ habit that got Disney in trouble when Michael Eisner was in charge. I was hoping that things would change some with Iger in charge. I guess the next barometer will be Epcot’s 25th Anniversary next year. I hope they plan to throw a huge party.