Friday, August 24, 2012

Queue modifications to Pirates of the Caribbean

The past few months have seen smaller construction walls in the queue for Pirates of the Caribbean. We didn't see if all the walls were down (on the right-side queue), but the end of the queue certainly is new. 

Gone is the boat in drydock, and now the two sides of the queue meet on a new walkway. There's a wooden divider so there are two sides, but there's also enough space to let people get by, so this is pretty clearly a "merge point" for the coming FASTPASS Plus. My guess is that the FPP users will enter the left side queue (it had no modifications) and breeze up to the merge point, then be directed either to keep going on this left side, or to join the right side. The standby users will be stuck in slow motion until this point, and the two loading zones will be post-merge.

I like the cannon balls embedded in the walls here; that's new. The whole crumbling look part is new, actually.

I've not heard if the right-side queue will be interactive at all, or just have new decorations to look at for the Standby users.

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.