Haven’t seen the new one yet, however, I’m a huge fan of the ride. The thing with the pirates chasing the women: They didn’t take them out, they just put food in the women’s hands so it’s like the pirates are chasing the food rather then the women themselves. That was actually done quite awhile ago. My last time on the pirates ride at Disneyland was this past January. I didn’t see anything changed about the ride or any Johnny Depp, though I must say, seeing Johnny Depp would have been….quite nice actually. The added movie stuff must be a pretty recently added feature to advertise the new movie and may be only temporary.
When the first Pirates movie came out I rode the ride the first week or two of the movie, but didn’t see any movie paraphenalia then. Frankly, I love Disneyland and the rides and I hate when they change them like that. Kind of like when they change the haunted mansion between Oct and Dec every year to be all Nightmare Before Christmas. Now, as much as that’s one of my favorite movies and I’m a huge fan of Tim Burton and Danny Elfman, I am so dissapointed by the ride. It’d be so much nicer if they just let it alone.
I hope the pirates ride additions are merely temporary.