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    Tuesday, December 19, 2006

    Animatronic Johnny Depp

    Animatronic rides have always creeped me out. Which is why I've never gone to DisneyLand or DisneyWorld.

    But did you know what a
    nimatronic ride was the inspiration for a successful movie franchise? Pirates of the Caribbean in Adventureland Magic Kingdom.

    After so much big screen success, Disney had to update the ride, as of course everyone wanted to see Captain Jack Sparrow. Over a year of work went into updating special effects and precision animatronics to create a whole new level of experience for those helplessly trapped inside lucky passengers!

    In this video, Johnny Depp himself takes a ride, and comes face to face with his animatronic self. Now THAT would really be creepy!

    Related Links:

    Jack Sparrow Debuts at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

    Photos from the Celebrity ride/film premiere (spot the Governater of Caleeforneea!)

    Kevin Yee of MiceAge's review of the new ride, with comparison shots from the film scenes on page 2. Also photos of the copious merchandsing.

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