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Disney "announces" The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow attraction for Disney's Hollywood StudiosSubmitted by Nick Sim on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 08:30
Walt Disney World has seemingly announced a new Pirates of the Caribbean-themed attraction for Disney's Hollywood Studios, dubbed "The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow".
The announcement was included in an online edition of the resort's newsletter for Annual Passholders, the Mickey Monitor. While it has since been removed, it does appear that Disney is planning on replacing the former Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian attraction, which closed in September 2011.
According to the newsletter, The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow will be a walkthrough experience based on the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, rather than the original theme park ride. It is expected to offer guests a view of key moments in the films from the perspective of Captain Jack Sparrow.
Describing the plans for the attraction, Show Producer Jason Roberts said: “This is going to be an immersive experience. We’ll really delve into the story of Captain Jack Sparrow and put our Guests in the middle of it all in new and exciting ways. Story is always the most important thing for us at Walt Disney Imagineering. But we’re always looking at new ways to tell the story that our Guests have never seen before. 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.”
The newsletter points to a summer 2012 opening date for The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow. However, Disney is yet to officially confirm whether the story was accurate or if it refers to plans for a delayed or cancelled attraction.
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