Friday, August 22, 2008

More Pirates!


"Blackbeard's Portrait Deck" used to be located next to the exit of Tokyo Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean. Guests used to be able to dress in costume and pose with a pirate for a photo that they could purchase afterwards. This portrait studio closed last year and the "Pirates" merchandise shop that was next door expanded into it's space. I hope this isn't a sign that Tokyo DL will eventually become like the Disney parks here in the United States. Unfortunately, Disneyland and Walt Disney World have already turned areas like this into just more retail space (the Penny Arcade in DL and the Main St. Cinema in WDW are just two examples).



Blackbeard's Portrait Deck was located just beyond the Blue Bayou restaurant, in the pink colored building.



A "live" Captain Jack Sparrow character has been available for photo-ops and autographs ever since his character was added to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in 2007.


2 comments:

Davelandweb said...

This shot of the Blue Bayou is amazing; almost like being in Anaheim. I had no idea that they copied it so closely. Do they have Monte Cristos at this one too?

TokyoMagic! said...

Good question, Daveland! I have only walked by the outside and "floated" by the inside while on the ride. I will have to investigate further next time I'm there! I'm hoping to go back in November or April.