Sunday, August 26, 2012

DDW Pic 362. Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean
This shot of two pirate skeletons playing chess can be viewed in the righthand queue at Pirates of the Caribbean. You need to look down into the dungeon to see this very interesting scene. If you examine the chess board (and you are a fan of chess), you will see that the game is locked in a "stalemate" where there can be no winner. During a refurbishment of the attraction back in the 90s, the chess board was disturbed and the pieces moved. The Disney cast members had to go back to original drawings by Marc Davis, the Imagineer who designed this scene, to discover exactly how the chess pieces needed to be positioned. This is one of those situations that 99.9% of guests would never know about, but Disney prides itself in getting even the smallest details accurate.

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