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    Pirates down time question

    I noticed on wait times that Pirates has been closed a few times recently. I also read about some problems with the Davey Jones special effect. Has anyone heard anything about ongoing problems with Pirates?

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    Re: Pirates down time question

    We were there a few months ago and the attraction was closed around 9-10 am when we went by to ride it. I walked back by around 3ish later that day and the attraction was open, but the Davy Jones special effect wasn't working.

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    Re: Pirates down time question

    i cant imagine anything big with davy jones. its not really the most complex thing to do in the world. maybe just some minor maintenance things instead of closing down for a refurb? i dont know
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    Re: Pirates down time question

    I went on Wednesday and everything was working fine and it was open every time I went/walked by

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    Re: Pirates down time question

    I rode it back in February and the effect was not working the first time i rode it but the second time it was. so weird.

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    Re: Pirates down time question

    It never ceases to amaze me that Disney continues to install 'upgrades' that they cannot maintain. Maybe instead of rushing it in, they do a bit more long-term testing?
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    Re: Pirates down time question

    I went in november. The line was moving pretty quick. We were then the next group to get on, and of course it stopped working and we had to stand there for 15 minutes. Another thing, though this is off topic, when i went in november, i noticed a lot of dust in a lot of stores and attractions. This didn't seem very usual for Disney(with the exception of the HM... hehe). If anyone else has notice this, please post.
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    Re: Pirates down time question

    ok here's the thing talking to a CM do you know they great a guy named george every morning when they open the ride and say goodnight before closing it. it was started because during construction one of the contractors passed away his name was george! on days they fail to great him upon opening the ride goes down for about an hour. After the "upgrade" with davy jones they have had more and more problems with that one piece of the "upgrade". some CM's believe that george does not like this one new feature in his home.
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    wow i can spell that great is supposed to be greet!!! time for bed i guess
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    Re: Pirates down time question

    When i last went about 3 weeks ago the Davey Jones special effect wasnt working.
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