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The sad state of the Pirates Auctioneer

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  • Trip Report The sad state of the Pirates Auctioneer

    Just got back from MK. POTC is looking great (minus the mermaids) but the Auctioneer has seen better days. He rolls his eyes, his lips barely move, and overall, he looks like an insane monkey. WDW really needs to refurb him. Just wanted to share the sadness of it all.
    "Lemme outta here!"

    GIF from Pure Imagineering

    Be sure to visit xfoolishmortalx.tumblr.com!

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    Re: The sad state of the Pirates Auctioneer

    Weird - the Auctioneer is usually one of the best-running figures in the show.

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      Re: The sad state of the Pirates Auctioneer

      Thought everyone might like these videos

      Pirates of the Caribbean Auctioneer Animatronic - YouTube

      Disney Imagineering - Audio Animatronics - YouTube

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        Re: The sad state of the Pirates Auctioneer

        Originally posted by ttintagel View Post
        Weird - the Auctioneer is usually one of the best-running figures in the show.
        I know, maybe it was just a malfunction, but I doubt it.
        "Lemme outta here!"

        GIF from Pure Imagineering

        Be sure to visit xfoolishmortalx.tumblr.com!

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          Re: The sad state of the Pirates Auctioneer

          Nice!
          "Lemme outta here!"

          GIF from Pure Imagineering

          Be sure to visit xfoolishmortalx.tumblr.com!

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            Re: The sad state of the Pirates Auctioneer

            how was the rest of your trip?
            The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
            -George S. Patton

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              Re: The sad state of the Pirates Auctioneer

              Originally posted by ord84 View Post
              how was the rest of your trip?
              lol !!!

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              • #8
                Re: The sad state of the Pirates Auctioneer

                Compare Disneyland's with WDW's side by side... it's sad.
                -Bill

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by chris2fett View Post
                  Thought everyone might like these videos

                  Pirates of the Caribbean Auctioneer Animatronic - YouTube
                  THANK YOU, Chris2fett!
                  I was impressed by this first video.

                  I wish Disney hired a pair of CalTech, Art Center College of Design, Harvey Mudd and MIT student engineers every year, preferably battlebots champions, who would devote themselves to having Disney's Audio-Animatronics surpass the robot, ASIMO, who performs in Innoventions. Disney fails to use the great talents of many who might LOVE to go to work for Disney every day. Astonishing developments that entertained might pay for themselves many times over.

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                  • #10
                    Re: The sad state of the Pirates Auctioneer

                    Originally posted by ORD84 View Post
                    how was the rest of your trip?
                    lol I'm still at WDW going to MK again in a few hours.
                    "Lemme outta here!"

                    GIF from Pure Imagineering

                    Be sure to visit xfoolishmortalx.tumblr.com!

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                    • #11
                      Re: The sad state of the Pirates Auctioneer

                      Originally posted by Bill View Post
                      Compare Disneyland's with WDW's side by side... it's sad.
                      Really? I didn't notice, and this is what I pay attention to the most on the older rides.
                      The one at WDW that really irritates is the Wicked Witch. She was SO amazing circa 1996 and now just looks average.
                      Please consider the environment before printing useless emails

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                        Re: The sad state of the Pirates Auctioneer

                        They need to have a full refurbishemnt, like Space Mountain
                        The new Star Wars plot summery:

                        Episode 7: Luke discovers that Darth Vader is not his father, and goes on a search for his real father

                        Episode 8: Darth Vader is resurrected and goes on Jerry Springer, claiming he is Luke and Leia's father

                        Episode 9: Princes Leia is not Luke's sister, making him furious (we all know why...).

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