Well news broke the other day in the form of a slip, Annual Pass Holders (AP) saw in their digital email that a new "Legend of Jack Sparrow" attraction would be coming to Disney Hollywood Studios Orlando this fall. This piece wasn't in the physical copy of the news letter and was quickly removed which makes all of us think that someone at Disney made a mistake in publishing this little hint!
Well not to let the sudden hype from the internet community and psychotic fan-girls go to waste. Disney World announced today that "Legend of Jack Sparrow" is infact happening, to replace the "Narnia: Prince Caspian" attraction later this year. Narnia is set to close this September at DHS, it's inside of sound stage 4 right beside Toy Story Mania.
This whole thing is spreading like wildfire and Disney Park Blog went into damage control and simply announced this new attraction yesterday. It hit the internet running...
Now before you go nuts and think "New RIDE" just stop.
Don't even think it, we're not that lucky.
"Legends of Jack Sparrow" isn't a ride and can barely be counted as a show.
Let me explain.
Narnia and it's other previous incarnations is a walk-though attraction. It has limited effects, small screens for veiwing movie scenes and plenty of props/costumes within. Our new Pirates attraction will be along the same exact lines. While they may try to make this new "Jack Sparrow" theme more interactive and entertaining, it's still just a space-filler in my opinion. However, I shall reserve full judgement until I see it for myself.
Don't expect to see this till Holiday Season 2012. Now that's just a personal guess since Narnia isn't closing until September 2012.
Orlando Sentinel has a quote.
"In this attraction, we'll let you walk in the footsteps of Jack
Sparrow. It's not 'the making of,' not 'behind the scenes' … it is
really a first-person experience," Imagineer Jason Roberts says in the
For more details and the press release, please head over to Disney Parks Blog.