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  • HO-LY CRAP! Indescribable POTC House

    (Kind of a fun story behind this, but if you want to get to the cool stuff, just watch the videos)

    I got a phone call from my cousin this morning saying that her next door neighbor has a really neat set up in the front of their house that was basically an homage to POTC. She had told me that there were cool lights, lots of fog, speakers, a water screen, and cannons. (Usually when someone describes something like this to me, I take the ideas and concepts that they have told me and make something up in my head that would look as though the budget was millions of dollars, only to be disappointed when I actually see it)

    So on the way to their house, I was telling myself that it was just going to be some cheesy piece of crapola so I wouldn't be disappointed...

    Well, before the house was ever visible, I could see a mast waving the colors a good 20 feet over this house... I became somewhat interested. Cars lined the street to see this spectacle taking place every 30 minutes. After finally finding a place to park, we walked over to this house and my jaw just dropped. I had never seen anything like it in my entire life. I felt as though this truly was an overhaul done by Disney Imagineers. I honestly felt like I was at the loading dock for POTC.

    There were more LED lighting than I cared to count, constant fog pouring in from both sides of the MOAT THEY BUILT OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOUSE, big enough speakers to make KISS jealous, the second story of the front of their house had been transformed into the side of a pirate ship (complete with cannons), a rickity looking bridge crossing from the sidewalk to the front door that went over the moat, and big enough strobes to do the lighting effect on ToT.

    And here is a pic of that bridge that he did an amazing job building...



    Words can not describe how incredible this house was. I didn't bring my camera because I thought that it wouldn't be anything interesting... I was sure wrong. So I captured what I could using my cell phone. The video and sound quality are crappy and doesn't do the project justice. You can somewhat see what is going on in the videos... if you have any questions to clarify what is going on, please ask and I would be more than happy to brag for this person's house!

    (Halfway through the show, there is a huge waterscreen that shows a scene from POTC: AWE... that part of the show is barely visible, and it appears as if the screen is blank which is video #3. FYI, you can barely see anything)

    The Show... (Turn up your speakers)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<obje...mbed></object>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<obje...mbed></object>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<obje...mbed></object>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<obje.../object><br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<obje...mbed></object>And somewhat of an overview of the front of the house... barely visible (I was unaware this audio was released... I guess it was PIRATED) :captain:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<obje...mbed></object>

    I really wish you guys could see it... These pictures and videos don't begin to do it justice.

    I hope you enjoyed what you could see!
    Last edited by Abominable Snowman; 10-27-2007, 11:10 PM.

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    Re: HO-LY CRAP! Indescribable POTC House

    Jeff, that is SO awesome!

    Thank you for sharing it with us! :thumbup:

    How far is this from your house? Are you going back to see your cousin soon?

    I'd love to see more pictures. POTC is my favorite attraction.
    Last edited by disneyballerina; 10-27-2007, 11:26 PM.










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    • #3
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      :judge: I demand HD quality! j/k. That's dedication to Halloween though.
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      • #4
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        That is VERY cool!! If it is that good via a cell phone video, I can't even imagine what it was like to see it for real!!
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        • #5
          Re: HO-LY CRAP! Indescribable POTC House

          That's pretty cool. Do they have it like thisw just for the month of October or all the time?

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            whereabouts is this? looks awesome.
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            • #7
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              WOW! That's fantastic!
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              • #8
                Re: HO-LY CRAP! Indescribable POTC House

                I only wish I had an HD camera to film it... it was amazing

                The house is located in South Orange County

                And yes, it is only for the month of October

                It only shows about 3 nights a week, from 6:00 to 10:00

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                • #9
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                  Thats really neat! I love when people get out there and use their imaginations!
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                  • #10
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                    Wow wow!!
                    Someone needs to go and get more pics!
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                    • #11
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                      That is amazing! Could you go back in the daytime to take some pictures?

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by NeverNeverland View Post
                        Wow wow!!
                        Someone needs to go and get more pics!
                        * nods head *

                        She's right Jefe, ya know she is.










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                        • #13
                          Re: HO-LY CRAP! Indescribable POTC House

                          Hmmm... taking this into consideration

                          I really should get some pics tomorrow... maybe I will

                          Not that hard to get to

                          It is not showing again until Halloween night and I am going to be busy that night, so day shots will have to do )

                          Stay tuned!!!

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                          • #14
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                            Post the address so if someone else here can make it on Halloween, they can and get some more nighttime shots & video.

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                            • #15
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                              Pretty awesome!

                              Wish I had that type of creativity. :lol:
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                              and the stars come out,
                              I'll look up on her behalf.
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                              • #16
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                                Originally posted by TraceCub View Post
                                Pretty awesome!

                                Wish I had that type of creativity. :lol:
                                I wish I had the time and money to do it!

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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by cal4iri View Post
                                  I wish I had the time and money to do it!
                                  Apparently, he got all of the technological equipment that he uses (speakers, lights, cables etc.) from the company that he owns. He owns a high-end home theater company... probably the best job ever :geek:

                                  My cousin told me that he starts in late August, early September with a crew of 7 or 8 people... so at least he has help setting up this extravaganza!

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: HO-LY CRAP! Indescribable POTC House

                                    Originally posted by Abominable Snowman View Post
                                    Apparently, he got all of the technological equipment that he uses (speakers, lights, cables etc.) from the company that he owns. He owns a high-end home theater company... probably the best job ever :geek:

                                    My cousin told me that he starts in late August, early September with a crew of 7 or 8 people... so at least he has help setting up this extravaganza!
                                    Man!!
                                    I have the wrong job!
                                    I work in accounting so all I could do is throw around a bunch of old calculators, invoices, and reports around my front yard to try to scare people. Maybe some old fluorescent light fixtures with some almost burned out blinking bulbs, a white board with weird messages written in code through numbers.........

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                                    • #19
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                                      I don't have time to read this thread now, but dang, this looks awesome.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: HO-LY CRAP! Indescribable POTC House

                                        yeah, someone needs to go and take a real video recorder. It's so inspiring to see backyard imagineering stuff like this!

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