BACKSTORY (March 18, 1967—Present): In 2006, Imagineers made changes inspired by the “POTC” films to coincide with the sequel’s release. This time the turntables feature pirates chased by women with a broom, rolling pin, and a pitchfork. The “Pooped Pirate” character now holds a treasure map & vault key while Capt. Jack Sparrow observes from the barrel. The refab also included other AA figures of Capt. Jack and one of Hector Barbossa (who replaces Blackbeard on the Wicked Wench), along with new special effects, improved lighting & audio, and a ghostly appearance by Davy Jones, all voiced by the original actors. The final Jack Sparrow in the Treasure Room was supposed to roll a coin on the back of his hand, but the Imagineers were unable to get the effect to work properly, thus causing this Sparrow’s hand to be dubbed “The Million Dollar Hand.” The skeleton beach and hurricane scenes are now accompanied by an instrumental version of "Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” written by George Bruns and Xavier Atencio. As the boats are lifted back to ground level, guests see Capt. Jack with his new treasure.
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