there is a ride that represents the true heights to which Disney can climb,
it's not one of their great roller coasters, it's this ride. In essence it's
a simple concept. It's a dark ride, where you ride around in a large boat
through a large themed pirate themed town and the area around it. It's a
ride that's been imitated in places such as Drayton Manor and Europa Park,
but not bettered.
In theory you
think a better ride could be built. The first version of this ride opened in
California back in 1967, this version opened back in 1992. The models here
avoid feeling old and tatty, but they do have a bit of a nostalgic feel
about them. Surely a park could make a ride using more advanced technology
and create a better ride.
easy on paper, but there is something this ride does that all the technology
going can't create. It does a magnificent job of recreating what feels like
adventurous fantasy world. It creates an immersive world, with no end of
humour, and character behind the models that almost brings them to life, in
a way you wouldn't think could be done with animatronics in a theme park.
There's also a phenomenal amount of detail, including lots of small touches
you might not spot the first time you ride, but will mean you can spot
something new on repeat rides. It's a dark ride all other dark rides should