Friday, January 25, 2013
Pirates of the Caribbean Hub Page
This hub page at the web blog "Passport to Dreams Old & New" gathers up all of this site's published content covering the topic of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.
It was last updated on January 2, 2016.
2015 Year-End Report - December 2015 - covers the refurbishment of pirates and briefly discusses the impact of the 2006 movie tie-in refurbishment on the logic of the attraction.
Fire in the Night - August 2011 - why is the original Pirates of the Caribbean so often cited, and seems to be, the greatest attraction ever built? A far-reaching analysis. Should also be read with the following article:
The Case for the Florida Pirates - June 2010 - On the Florida incarnation of the attraction, a case for what it got right and how it has been compromised. The "flip side" of the above article.
An Aesthetic Profile of Caribbean Plaza - January 2010 - Getting into details on Caribbean Plaza, The Magic Kingdom's most deceptively complex area.
Structuring the Experience - February 2009 - How arches, walls, portals and doors help make themed attractions into artistically satisfying experiences.
Two by Yale Gracey - February 2008 - How two key effects for Pirates of the Caribbean were accomplished.
The Long, Lonely March - August 2007 - An essay covering the narrative, tone, structural and artistic successes of Disney's original fully-themed pre-boarding queue experience at the Walt Disney World Pirates of the Caribbean.
Caribbean Plaza: Romance of the Tropics - August 2006 - The first post on this blog discusses early approaches to the area and attraction which inspired it.
Visual Structure in New Orleans Square - Mid 2004 / Early 2005 - Revised version of my first essay ever about themed design and the area that made me aware that theme parks could also be art.