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  • What happened to Fortune Red???

    I went to Disneyland this weekend and to my dismay walked into the refurbished Pieces of Eight store and the Fortune Red machine is gone!!!!!!! I asked as many cast members as I could throughout the entire day and not one of them knew what happened to him? Does anyone have any information on if he is gone permanently or just being fixed?????
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    Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

    What or who is Fortune Red?

    ...Joe...

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    • #3
      Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

      Originally posted by JosephTNielsen View Post
      What or who is Fortune Red?

      ...Joe...
      Fortune Red was a fortune telling machine, much like the one on Main Street but pirate themed.

      I'm also missing the old hag in the cage that asks you to let her out. She promises to turn water into gasoline if you do.

      Let's hope someone is simply refurbishing them to return them to the parks at some later date. Yes, let's think that.

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      • #4
        Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

        Originally posted by Dustysage View Post
        Fortune Red was a fortune telling machine, much like the one on Main Street but pirate themed.

        I'm also missing the old hag in the cage that asks you to let her out. She promises to turn water into gasoline if you do.

        Let's hope someone is simply refurbishing them to return them to the parks at some later date. Yes, let's think that.

        -Dusty
        I hope so. I mean, they brought the Pieces of Eight machine back...*crosses fingers*




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        • #5
          Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

          The CM's at peices of eight are very disoppointed in Fortune Red's departure.

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          • #6
            Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

            Let get serious, Fortune Red is so dated looking he really belongs in an 1850's New Orleans rich with pirate lore, not in some mall store selling plush toys and candy! Oh wait. I was just thinking about what I said and he would work!

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            • #7
              Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

              Originally posted by Dustysage View Post
              Fortune Red was a fortune telling machine, much like the one on Main Street but pirate themed.

              I'm also missing the old hag in the cage that asks you to let her out. She promises to turn water into gasoline if you do.

              Let's hope someone is simply refurbishing them to return them to the parks at some later date. Yes, let's think that.

              -Dusty
              Thanks! I never knew that had a name!

              I'm such a horrible Disneylander. ::lowers head in shame::

              ...Joe...

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              • #8
                Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

                Hasn't Fortune Red been missing since the Pieces of Eight reopened from its remodel earlier this year?

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                • #9
                  Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

                  Wasn't Fortune Red a replacement for another female fortune teller that used to be there until the late 90s or so? (I'm not thinking of crystal arcade).

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                  • #10
                    Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

                    I'm still waiting for the "Pieces of Eight" machine to return,
                    also! There was talk that it would return after the remodel
                    of the shop, but unfortunately it still isn't back.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

                      Originally posted by Aladdin View Post
                      I'm still waiting for the "Pieces of Eight" machine to return,
                      also! There was talk that it would return after the remodel
                      of the shop, but unfortunately it still isn't back.

                      PLEASE BRING BACK THESE Disneyland icons!!!!!!!!
                      Uhhh... I thought it WAS back, just 'out of order'?

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                      • #12
                        Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

                        When Pieces Of Eight first reopened I asked a CM that was working and a guy who seemed to be in charge. What they told was that in redesigning the place no one remembered to leave a place to put Fortune Red. Every inch of the wall are covered with shelves and hangers so there is no place to put him. I was hoping that when they opened the new "curio" shop he would be in there, but..........
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                        • #13
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                          The AP Newsletter made a big deal about the remodeling of pieces of eight and said the style was to return to when it was the arcade. Then where is he?
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                          • #14
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                            Well that just seems really unprofessional.. I mean to go through all that to remodel the place, and then forget a place to put the things that were in it originally? I really hope they take away some of the precious racking space for all the Jack Sparrow figures and bring Fortune Red back!!! It was a tradition for us every time to get our fortune told after we exited Pirates...
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                              Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

                              Originally posted by Aladdin View Post
                              I'm still waiting for the "Pieces of Eight" machine to return,
                              also! There was talk that it would return after the remodel
                              of the shop, but unfortunately it still isn't back.

                              PLEASE BRING BACK THESE Disneyland icons!!!!!!!!
                              The Pieces of Eight machine is back. It's in the new Port Royal store. Unfortunately, as of last Sunday it (still) was out of order.... Don't know if it's fixed yet though.

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                              • #16
                                Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

                                as part of the disneyland exhibit, there are some machines included. i could swear fortune red was one of them. anybody else go to the exhibit that could confirm this? (cuz i could be totally wrong!)
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                                • #17
                                  Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

                                  Originally posted by wickeddisneygurl View Post
                                  as part of the disneyland exhibit, there are some machines included. i could swear fortune red was one of them. anybody else go to the exhibit that could confirm this? (cuz i could be totally wrong!)
                                  Are you referring to the exhibit up near San Francisco? Because when that opened, Fortune Red was still at Disneyland.




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                                  • #18
                                    Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

                                    Originally posted by pineapplewhipaddict View Post
                                    I hope so. I mean, they brought the Pieces of Eight machine back...*crosses fingers*
                                    Wait...they brought the Pieces of Eight machine back?!? When did this happen and how did I miss it?!?

                                    EDIT: Nevermind, saw the post. It must be fixed, FIXED I tell you! I need one now!
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                                    • #19
                                      Re: What happened to Fortune Red???

                                      Fortune Red was (and is, wherever he resides now) one of several Pirate-themed arcade games that were designed and executed by imagineer Sam McKim in 1966 for POTC's opening. Several of his designs and machines were featured in the "Behind The Magic - 50 Years of Disneyland" exhibit that The Henry Ford put together. Sam is best known for the art on the 1957-1964 Disneyland maps. The treasure map that Fortune Red used to point at during his "reading" had several artistic details that looked very similar to those early maps...
                                      Permanecer sentado por favor...

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