"What youngster has not dreamed of flying with Peter Pan over moonlit London, or tumbling into Alice's nonsensical Wonderland? In Fantasyland, these classic stories of everyone's youth have become realities for youngsters - of all ages - to participate in." Walt Disney (apparently - I can't prove it)And so Fantasyland has Snow White's Scary Adventure, Peter Pan's Flight, The Mad Tea Party and the iconic Flying Dumbos.
In 2003, Disney turned the formula on its head and instead made a movie based on one of its early and most famous rides: Pirates of the Caribbean.
Added bonus! Gratuitous picture of Johnny Depp for my friend, Penny:
OK - So stories abound on how long it took to get the project off the ground --blah blah --- no one interested in pirates -- yada yada ---- Johnny Depp makes Jack Sparrow gay and drunk & frightens then Disney CEO, Michael Eisner -- etc etc -- and SUCCESS and everyone got into the pirate act
So Disney starting thumping the piratey treasure chest pinata and the Disney dollars started raining down.
|I thought the method was blindfolded and with a stick, but this kid, much like Disney's approach to merchandising, goes in with a baseball bat|
but before I reveal the pirate room, another gratuitous Johnny Depp shot for Penny:
Back to the Pirate Rooms!
|Yes, that's "wood plank" carpet.|
Have a look at this Allears video and checkout the 'barrel' nightstand and bar fridge and the 'crate' drawer unit.
There's a reason why Disney designers are called "Imagineers". And at $30 extra per night, I wonder what Disney accountants are called?
Arrhh me mateys (and other gravelly piratey phrases) - would you sleep the sleep of the dead in your own Black Pearl?