I don’t really have a lot to say on this one; I just really liked this photo.
It’s also especially timely because, now that I’ve been to Disneyland, I finally understand the mystique and prestige that Pirates of the Caribbean holds in the Disney theme park pantheon. I’ve known since I was a child that Disneyland’s version was “better” because it was longer, but not until I rode it this month did I realize that it’s also better because it’s better. The ride is a masterpiece and a true apex of Disney design; I had always known that but it’s another thing entirely to experience it and really internalize its greatness. I’ve always loved Florida’s version, of course, but I never really got why the attraction was such a big deal to so many people. After riding the true platonic ideal of the ride at Disneyland, it clicked.
The only problem is, Florida’s Pirates will never satisfy again.
And I am really, really craving a Monte Cristo sandwich.
Really, really badly.