Prepare to be blinded by the light when you ride Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom.
Disney leaders have enhanced the Adventureland attraction with a photo capture near the beginning of the boat ride. The photo op was launched Monday.
Here's how Disney describes the photo's location in the Disney Parks Blog:
As you prepare to exit a haunted grotto and dive into the Golden Age of Piracy, a Disney PhotoPass camera will capture the perfect treasure of your swashbuckling voyage. Properly warned ye be, says I!
For those of us who don't exactly know what that means, I'll put it to you this way: the photo is right before the drop. You're also tipped off to it with the return of the large skull and crossbones (ever so grim with glowing eyes), which clearly serves as a way to steer faces toward the camera's location.
Disney hasn't outfitted the attraction enough to let people see the ride photo immediately once they unboard (think photo screens once you get off Space Mountain, Everest, etc.). Instead, photos are automatically uploaded to a rider's My Disney Experience account, presumably with the help of MagicBand technology.
Upon review of my ride photo, taken Wednesday, it's clear all rows are pretty well lit and faces should be clearly visible regardless of seating location inside the boat. It was also clear none of us, with the exception of the friend I went with, was prepared for the photo. (I'm the one with the camera up and she's the photogenic blonde smiling perfectly for the camera).
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