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    Pirates Spring Break Opening?

    Does anybody know the dates for the Pirates temp opening for spring break? The official word is that it's closed until the movie opening, but I've heard several times that it's going to open for SB. It's my wife's favorite & we're going down 4/21-4/25 & I was hoping we'd catch it. Be well all!

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    I have heard from a few sources that it will open temporarily (after phase 1 is complete) around April 7th or 8th and remain open through April 30th. It will be closed May and June for phase 2 of the refurb and then reopen to coincide with the premiere of Dead Man's Chest. Sad news is that they won't have the Jack Sparrow Audio Animatronic up and ready for you. Have fun on the trip!
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    Thanks Lissa! Be well!

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    I can't tell you how excited I am to see this. Not riding pirates on my vacation this year would have made me very sad. But then I saw a Lou rumor and I was so happy. I don't care if there is scaffolding all over and the pirates aren't moving, just so I can go on my POTC!!! Thanks so much for the info.
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    To our "secret informers"... through Lou, of course.... any chance that Pirates may be open in May?

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    I don't know personally, but I know I'm going to Disneyland in May and they are doing the same refurbishment on the pirates out there, and the Disneyland Pirates is closed in May, so I'm assuming that the Disney World one will be closed too unfortunately, but maybe someone else knows better!
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    I am assuming because this is a fairly big rehab that both the PoTC will not be open again until late June which is when the premier of Dead Mans Chest is at Disneyland
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lissa
    I have heard from a few sources that it will open temporarily (after phase 1 is complete) around April 7th or 8th and remain open through April 30th. It will be closed May and June for phase 2 of the refurb and then reopen to coincide with the premiere of Dead Man's Chest. Sad news is that they won't have the Jack Sparrow Audio Animatronic up and ready for you. Have fun on the trip!
    This is true... straight from the Magic Kingdom... Pirates will open on April 7th after a general rehab (cleaning, dusting, water filter, etc.) There has been no additions (as far as Managment knows) from the "new" attraction. Pirates will then close again on May 1st and that is when the new additions go in, until the movie release.
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    Thanks Summer Sun! My wife is excited, though wonders if I just sit at work all day on this forum and looking up Disney info, while she is slaving away. You rock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleJumbaa
    Thanks Summer Sun! My wife is excited, though wonders if I just sit at work all day on this forum and looking up Disney info, while she is slaving away. You rock!
    Yes, that's what we all do. And remind your wife that she has that option, too. Glad to see that my rumor is confirmed!!
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    The counter service by the pirates is open from april 8th and i think for 2 weeks after that too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lissa
    I have heard from a few sources that it will open temporarily (after phase 1 is complete) around April 7th or 8th and remain open through April 30th. It will be closed May and June for phase 2 of the refurb and then reopen to coincide with the premiere of Dead Man's Chest. Sad news is that they won't have the Jack Sparrow Audio Animatronic up and ready for you. Have fun on the trip!
    i was just there and it was open but could someone tell me that in the fire scene are the two guys standing on a ledge in that scene with torches new or have they always been there. THey reminded me of the guy with the glass eye and his buddy from the movie.
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    Those two with the torches have always been there. I remember seeing a Sing-along video in the early 80's with the Pirates song and those two were definitely there. They are in the vidoe at the "aye, but we're loved by our mommies and dads" part...sad that I remember that.
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    I went recently. The sound was better, a cannon on the ship squirted water at my face, the lighting was different (for example the boat scene, the lighting was on super bright I could see everything.), the animatronics seemed cleaned up and wigs seemed newer, and the dog in the jail scene was different. I even asked a CM about it and she confirmed it. Only thing I couldn't get confirmed was if the ship had been changed and/or lowered because that is how it seemed to me. But I really think it's been changed. I mean I've never seen the cannon's squirt anyone with water and it just seemed lower...
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    Hey! I got wet too! Now I know I'm not imaging it. I just thought it was a fluke, cuz I got wet once years ago when the cannons were malfunctuing, but now I know it may not be. I got soaked cuz I was on teh end. lol. But then my boat broke down too, so who knows.

    Anyway, I noticed a couple different hats on different characters. Also, I noticed a huge wheelbarrel that I KNOW wasn't there before. Also in the last scene, there is a room in back with tons of swords and knifes and suites of armor, it almost looks like the blacksmith shop from the movie.

    Also, I got stuck right by the donkey and the people singing, because it broke down and I sat there for 20 minutes. It's great to have a donkey sing to you. ;-) It was kinda amusing. Although i was singing the song all day!
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