2020: Piraten in Batavia

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  1. AstroDan

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    This topic follows on from the 2019/20 re-build topic which focussed more widely on attractions such as Fjord Rafting, Scandinavia, Snorri Touren and Piraten in Batavia. The 2019 focussed topic will be un-stickied shorty after the opening of Snorri Touren, which is scheduled in late November 2019.

    Piraten in Batavia is currenlty the park's largest construction site and is scheduled to open in 2020. An exact opening date has not yet been released.

    Given the scale of this re-build, I felt it was worthy of its own discussion area.

     
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    I am really looking forward to seeing what they do with this. I was never a fan of old Pirates, yes it was a large dark ride but it came across as a poor Disney rip off. I am hoping that advances in effects and technology will lead to a much more immersive ride experience.
     
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    Perfectly reflects my thoughts. Whilst the first scene after the drop was okay, as you floated around the rest of the scenes at a snail’s pace, all I could think was how much the original was a misunderstood rip-off of POTC.

    The preview animatronic gives me some cause for optimism. I just hope that, like Disney has done with the reimagined Pirates in Shanghai, this will be a dramatic reinterpretation of the original which utilises some innovative technology and perhaps a reworked storyline which is better understood.
     
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    I wouldn't get hopes up too much.

    I do expect it to be better than the original, but it's not going to be dramatically so and certainly the budget will be a fraction of rides like Pirates.

    I enjoyed the old ride for what it was, really. It was a must-ride for my visits, without me being a major fan. I liked the atmosphere and music more than anything else. Relative to EP's dark rides, which have never hit the heights of parks like Efteling or Disneyland, Piraten was nevertheless one of their better ones.

    :)
     
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    Mack Media have been filming more Piraten footage, this time on the Junior Club's green screen set. If only there was a closer photo of Robbemond so we could have a Where's Wally-esque 'Wo Ist Robbemond?' photo insert joke.

     
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    Pretty sure the Macks only added a green screen in the kids club building so they could use it for all their filming, Rather than doing it externally!
     
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    Michael Mack shared another piece of concept art the other day. This could be seriously impressive!

     
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    Oooh, a lantern on the bow of each boat? Anyone else getting DVH vibes?
     
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    What's DVH?
     
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    Didn't the old boats used to have a glowing orb on the front?
    A lantern seems more thematically appropriate.
     
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    Starting to think that new Pirates could be more different than initially anticipated, which is a good thing in my eyes. Love that concept!
     
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