There has been lots of chatter regarding the “Next Gen” technology being added to Walt Disney World. This new rumor could be some of it. This information has not been confirmed by Disney and is still considered a rumor.
Pirates Experience in Adventureland
This seems to be another RFID based experience located entirely in Adventureland. Multiple RFID “triggers’ throughout the land will produce multiple physical effects that appear more elaborate than those found in Kim Possible/Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure. The plans seem to indicate very specific elements such as the following:
Touching a skull activates the movement of the mouth of a talking tiki idol, which will reveal a jewel in his mouth.
Touching a blunderbuss activates the movement of sails that cover a bird cage, the sails will open to reveal an animated parrot.
Touching the fuse of a cannon activates an air cannon in the water as well as a light and smoke effect.
Touching a piece of parchment activates a skeleton captain emerging from the water.
Touching a snake charmers basket activates a spitting snake.
Touching a vase activates an image on a nearby tapestry.
Touching a shark tooth activates circling shark fins in the water
Touching a sand dollar activates a mechanical giant clam
Touching the carvings on a shelf will activate cannon blasts on ships in a bottle causing one ship to sink
At first glance this does not appear to be tied to a formal attraction as components can be found throughout the pathways of Adventureland. It appears that this is more of an environmental addition than anything else. All told there seems to be close to 20 of these RFID based effects, and each effect appears to be on a greater scale than previous similar effects found in The Haunted Mansion queue or Kim Possible’s World Showcase Adventure.
It all seems particularly interesting, especially considering the existing presence that Pirates of the Caribbean already has in the parks. While most of the elements seem to be generic Pirate based items, the effects that are screen based appear to use images of characters from the movies.
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