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    My wife and I rode POTC Monday morning at about 10:15. We're floating past the cabin just before the first drop, where the banjo player is sitting on the porch. Well there's a guy sitting there on the porch steps right below the banjo player! My wife says, "Must be a cast member". I said, "No, he wasn't dressed like a CM, he had a Pooh jacket on and one of those big Nightmare Before Christmas hats". He was just sitting there watching us float by.

    Then we went down the drops and eventually made it to the gluttony scene, when the ride stopped for about 5 minutes. We figured somebody had spotted the guy. The ride started up again and then we stopped for another 5 minutes in the shoot-out scene.

    When we got back to load/unload, my wife asked a CM, "So who was the guy sitting on the porch steps?"

    The CM laughed and said, "Oh, just some guy who had a panic attack and decided to get out of the boat. We didn't know he was there until his wife got back here and told us he'd jumped out!"

    Pretty strange, we'd never seen anything like that before. I feel sorry for the guy if he really had a panic attack, but obviously getting out of the boat wasn't too bright. He was just sitting there, not acting like anything was wrong. I have no idea what they do to you when you do this, maybe escort you out of the park? Like I said, it was an interesting ride.
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    LOL that is hilarious.... I wish i had been there
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    • #3
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      If POTC scares you, you have some serious issues.

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      • #4
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        That's strange! I'd have been freaked out a bit I think if I'd seen him sitting there staring.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by localdisnyfan View Post
          If POTC scares you, you have some serious issues.
          Well, yeah, we thought that too! Especially in the Bayou part of the ride, it's so nice and peaceful.
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            I must say in the mans defense, I suffer from panic attacks and if he had never been on POTC before, it might have been a bit overwhelming with how dusk ( I hate to say dark, cus that part isnt too dark) it is. Who knows what kind of anxiety he has.

            I have had panic attacks in Haunted Mansion before, even though I know the ride (used to work night custodial years ago and have worked mansion), it is the elevator that always gets me on the days with large crowds.

            It must have been a sight to see though, hope he is ok.
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            • #7
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              wow i feel sorry for the guy.. wow.. poor guy.. i hope he is ok

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                Originally posted by localdisnyfan View Post
                If POTC scares you, you have some serious issues.
                You don't necessarily have to be scared of something to have a panic attack. I know a few people who've had panic attacks sitting at work or being in a pharmacy. It isn't fun or even funny.

                Don't want to be too much of a downer, as this was a curious thing to spot in the park, but I just felt the need to post and clear the air on panic attacks. The ride is also in an enclosed, dark place. Stronger people than I could easily be set off by the atmosphere. It may not have even been specifically related to the ride, but I just think that if it was a legit panic attack, we really shouldn't mock.

                Sorry if this seems like I'm attacking you localdisnyfan, but I'm just commenting generally is all. All part of the learning experience of MiceChat.

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                • #9
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                  Poor guy, panic attacks suck. If it was his first time it's understandable.
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                  • #10
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                    Any pics??? hehe

                    That is too funny! (not the panic attack part) I would have loved to see that! Heck, I might have jumped out and joined him!

                    When I get old, I want to be that guy sitting on the porch playing the banjo. I'd even do it for free!

                    Hope the guy is better now...

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                    • #11
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                      :roll: That's classic! thanks for sharing this!

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                      • #12
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                        The story is funny but I feel bad if the guy had a panic attack. I know I wouldn't want to have a panic attack riding POTC.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by PirateMickey View Post
                          Any pics??? hehe
                          No pics, sorry. I don't do pictures on dark rides (and can't stand it when people do) so I didn't have my camera out.

                          I wonder what the rest of the people on his boat thought when he got out?
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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by PirateMickey View Post
                            When I get old, I want to be that guy sitting on the porch playing the banjo. I'd even do it for free!
                            Move over, I'm living in that cabin too!
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                            • #15
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                              A panic attack on pirates??!! :lol:

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                              • #16
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                                AH, it's dark in there!

                                Ah, it's wet out here...

                                Ah, who's that wired guy playing the banjo...

                                hey, could someone over there throw me a biscuit!?!?!?!

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                                • #17
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                                  Man, that is so sad. I really hope he's okay. The only image I"m getting in my head is someone sitting underneath the cabing all scared and not knowing where to go or what to do. :-/ Poor man.

                                  ...Joe...

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                                  • #18
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                                    Someone should have handed him a Harmonica so he could play along with the Banjo player...

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                                    • #19
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                                      I almost had a panic attack on the Maliboomer on Saturday, but it was directly related to the ride itself and climbing out wouldn't have done me any good in that particular case.

                                      If it's true: Poor guy.
                                      If it's not: [email protected]##.
                                      No one cares that you know the Ghost Host spiel.
                                      Please stop.

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                                      • #20
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                                        Thats hilarious! I wonder if he got in trouble for it.

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