Once again, our photographer Joe has been out and about in the Disney parks and on this occasion made his way to Hollywood Studios and The Legend of Jack Sparrow. Take a look at what he thought of it and some great photos below.
I got to see a preview of The Legend Of Jack Sparrow at Hollywood Studios. Just when I thought that some of the advanced technology in New Fantasyland couldn’t be beat, Jack Sparrow proved me wrong. The big star of the show is the appearance of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in hologram form. I have never seen anything like it. You would swear at times that Johnny Depp was right in the room with you. It has to be seen to be believed. From what I could see it is 3 dimensional footage that you see without the use of 3D glasses. It is very lifelike and one of those things that you have to just call Disney magic. As far as the attraction goes it is fun, probably more so for children. Your host is a skull and cross bones who instructs the audience what to do when attacked by images projected on a curved screen behind a model of the Black Pearl. At times you are confronted by mermaids in which the host tells you to stomp your feet and make noise so that you are not tempted by her singing. You can see her image projected on the sail of the Black Pearl. You are also confronted by some skeletons, the Kraken, and Davey Jones’ ship. But by far the most impressive part is the appearance of Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp. In our show we saw him meeting with the red head from the Pirates ride, I think, and she slaps Jack. I hear that some of the performances are different, similar to what they do with Star Tours. He goes on to talk to the people in the audience and to be honest I was so in awe and trying to take some good pictures that I forgot what he was even talking about. I’d say he is out for about 5 or 10 minutes. I really wanted to go back again just to see the hologram but the line was really crowded for most of the day. I’m still not sure what people thought of it. I would not be surprised if people thought it was an actor playing Jack Sparrow and thought he was a good Johnny Depp impersonator. That’s how good the technology was. I really hope this is the start of something new that they use in the parks because that was incredible.