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  • Genopeid
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by Santoanderson View Post
    Pirates is what's popular at the moment. Who knows; maybe that Guillermo Del Toro Haunted Mansion movie that's been rumored for a while will end up making a billion dollars, and that'll turn NOS into Haunted Mansion land for a couple of years.

    I'm totally down with Pirates! But that would be awesome too!

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  • Timicus
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    The magic comes from within each and every guest.
    For some it may be facepainting, for others it may be tapping the lamp posts on Main Street, as they walk by. The form of "magic" is going to be different for everyone. Implying that someone paying for a little more "magic" is doing it wrong (or the experience is not magical) is as silly as me pointing out that any Disney traditions not held by me are against the wishes of Mr. Disney.

    Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    Disneyland should be a magical place for all guests free of additional charge instead of forcing them to pay a premium for it.
    The Park began its existence with an admission price and a ticket per ride fee on top of that(of course you could save money by purchasing tickets in bulk). The tickets were the additional fee to experience the "magic".
    Last edited by Timicus; 08-03-2012, 01:49 PM.

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  • Genopeid
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    We are super excited about it! Sure it cost money, but it will be AWESOME! As a Mom who lives in a boy filled house I know we will be spending our money there. And if they do the mermaid makeover, I'm all in!!!!!!!

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  • LittleImagineer
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    Well, this is cool. Being in an all-girl family, except for my dad, I often forget about the little boys. After going to DL with some family friends I realized little boys do like to dress up too! (I know we've all seen little boy pirates or Peter Pans. One time I saw a by dressed up as Cinderella!) So, this will be good for little boys and maybe their adventurous dads.

    But..........it's limited, right? So that means it'll be gone or at least moved from the Court de Anges by Christmas decorating time, right? I'm selfish and I love that area during Christmas time! It makes some for some great photo ops and a stop on the Christmas tour. I'm sure if it's a big hit there's somewhere else it can be put?

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  • Flickering Bulb
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by ohmyjustin View Post
    Yeah! Between Pirates of the Caribbean and...um...Peter Pan! And...uh, the band in NOS! Yeah, down with pirates!
    you forgot Pirate's Lair ; )

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  • Juni
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by Malina View Post
    Well, the blog has one photo of a boy pirate and one photo of a girl...it seems pretty 50-50 there.

    I just worry that when we constantly say things are "for boys" or "for girls" we're shoving kids into very strict gender roles, and we're alienating the ones who don't want to fit that. Like the boys who might like the BBB or girls who want to be pirates.
    Well to be realistic, there are not a whole lot of boys that are interested in going to the PFF or the BBB. Pirates are great for both sexes, but in regards to the current offerings it is definitely something that specifically gives the BOYS of disneyland a magical experience that the girls currently get in droves.

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  • ohmyjustin
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by Flickering Bulb View Post
    oh, yay. another pirates experience. because it's so difficult to find pirates at Disneyland.
    Yeah! Between Pirates of the Caribbean and...um...Peter Pan! And...uh, the band in NOS! Yeah, down with pirates!

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  • Santoanderson
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Pirates is what's popular at the moment. Who knows; maybe that Guillermo Del Toro Haunted Mansion movie that's been rumored for a while will end up making a billion dollars, and that'll turn NOS into Haunted Mansion land for a couple of years.

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  • frollofan
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by Flickering Bulb View Post
    oh, yay. another pirates experience. because it's so difficult to find pirates at Disneyland.
    lol soon enough NOS will be nothing but pirates

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  • imaginashton
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by Malina View Post
    Well, the blog has one photo of a boy pirate and one photo of a girl...it seems pretty 50-50 there.

    I just worry that when we constantly say things are "for boys" or "for girls" we're shoving kids into very strict gender roles, and we're alienating the ones who don't want to fit that. Like the boys who might like the BBB or girls who want to be pirates.
    True..

    ---------- Post added 08-02-2012 at 08:20 AM ----------

    Originally posted by Flickering Bulb View Post
    oh, yay. another pirates experience. because it's so difficult to find pirates at Disneyland.
    REALLY! I'm so tired of pirates at disneyland. there's tons of properties disney can use beside pirates all the time. But I guess thats popular right now.

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  • DisneyIPresume
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by Pinrar View Post
    There are quite a few quiet little spots at DL for purists and hardcore fans to appreciate. But there are even fewer places where boys can become part of the magic. Can't we give just this one to them?
    Isn't the very purpose of Disneyland's existence designed to provide escapism and therefore help guests become part of the magic? If this shop is needed to deliver this, then Disneyland has failed. The magic comes from within each and every guest. Disneyland should be a magical place for all guests free of additional charge instead of forcing them to pay a premium for it.

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  • OliviaVonDrake
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by Malina View Post
    I wish we'd stop gendering things. There will be plenty of girls lined up to be pirates too. Why is there the need to immediately assign it to one gender or another?

    Aside from that, why don't they just put this into one of the storefronts in NOS? That would make more sense than shoehorning it into the beautiful Court of Angels.
    I very much agree with both of these points.

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  • Flickering Bulb
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    oh, yay. another pirates experience. because it's so difficult to find pirates at Disneyland.

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  • dland_lover
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by Pinrar View Post
    There are quite a few quiet little spots at DL for purists and hardcore fans to appreciate. But there are even fewer places where boys can become part of the magic. Can't we give just this one to them?
    Thing is... how much longer can we say this? There's only so much space in DL for the attractions, shows and shops as-is, let alone the scenery and atmosphere. Now we want to take away from the necessary serenity/beauty spaces just for more shops? Why not displace a shop for a shop so the delicate balance between it all is maintained? If they keep going their current route, DL will not only seem like a glorified shopping mall, but it will be one.

    I don't think this will happen overnight, but it certainly needs to be kept in mind for the long-term survival of the park as a whole. I already hear many people complain that DL is just a cash-grab as it is, so they steer clear of it either because they're opposed to that idea or the fact that they just can't justify spending so much for a short stint in a theme park. So how much more can it realistically take before no one goes anymore because it's just a pretty mall?

    My solution for the matter-at-hand is to remove South Seas Traders in favor of Pirates' League. The store only seems to sell Billabong and other typical popular brands as it is, so I don't think it will be a major loss on that account. There's plenty of room in that shop for this experience, not to mention Adventureland is a natural fit for pirates.

    And in response to Aladdin's Oasis idea... it's my opinion that it should be left as a restaurant space (for future development, of course) particularly because Adventureland could really use a major dining establishment. I'm sorry, but Bengal BBQ just doesn't cut it. AL only has snack foods at the moment and this is one thing keeping it from feeling more substantial than it does at the moment.

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  • Mr Wiggins
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by Malina View Post
    I wish we'd stop gendering things. There will be plenty of girls lined up to be pirates too. Why is there the need to immediately assign it to one gender or another?

    Aside from that, why don't they just put this into one of the storefronts in NOS? That would make more sense than shoehorning it into the beautiful Court of Angels.
    Well said. Unfortunately for the thematic ambiance of classic Disneyland, segmentation by gender and age is the essence of the demographic-based marketing that is the hallmark of Disney's media marketing machine.

    Everything about the Court of Angels -- from its designer and the studio head who hired him, to its purpose as a quiet pause in the bustle and business of New Orleans Square's shops -- is the product of a company philosophy that no longer exists.

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  • doppio
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by Santoanderson View Post
    Just an FYI for anybody who wants to get their face painted like a pirate. In 2008, my four nieces got their faces painted at the Fantasy Faire, and one of them was on a real anti-Princess roll at the moment, so she got her face painted like a pirate instead: black eye-patch face paint, gnarly scars, skeletal face, etc.

    Anyway, that night, most of the paint washed off except for the eyepatch. It left a dark circle over her eye, and she spent the rest of the trip with what appeared to be a giant black eye. That can be a little bit awkward on a family vacation in a theme park...
    Awkward but hilarious.

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  • Malina
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by imaginashton View Post
    Never said girls can't be pirates either, just that disney created this for the male demographic, and they make it obvious in their promotional images.
    Well, the blog has one photo of a boy pirate and one photo of a girl...it seems pretty 50-50 there.

    I just worry that when we constantly say things are "for boys" or "for girls" we're shoving kids into very strict gender roles, and we're alienating the ones who don't want to fit that. Like the boys who might like the BBB or girls who want to be pirates.

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  • imaginashton
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by Malina View Post
    I wish we'd stop gendering things. There will be plenty of girls lined up to be pirates too. Why is there the need to immediately assign it to one gender or another?

    Aside from that, why don't they just put this into one of the storefronts in NOS? That would make more sense than shoehorning it into the beautiful Court of Angels.
    Never said girls can't be pirates either, just that disney created this for the male demographic, and they make it obvious in their promotional images.

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  • JerrodDRagon
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Originally posted by imaginashton View Post
    Good to see disney catering more to boys now. Aladdins oasis would have been a much better location if they returned it and what not. Kinda expected this, but I always thought it would be indy themed or something, because I didn't think there was slot of space in NOS.
    Wow....This is such a duh moment here's the perfect place for it.

    Plenty of Room...in still near Pirates. Wow this is were it should go for now

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  • Santoanderson
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    Re: The Pirate's League Comes To Disneyland Park!

    Just an FYI for anybody who wants to get their face painted like a pirate. In 2008, my four nieces got their faces painted at the Fantasy Faire, and one of them was on a real anti-Princess roll at the moment, so she got her face painted like a pirate instead: black eye-patch face paint, gnarly scars, skeletal face, etc.

    Anyway, that night, most of the paint washed off except for the eyepatch. It left a dark circle over her eye, and she spent the rest of the trip with what appeared to be a giant black eye. That can be a little bit awkward on a family vacation in a theme park...

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