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Ian Kay
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I write wrongs.
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How I'd Fix Future World
An anonymous commenter on this site's Tumblr asked me, "How would you fix Epcot's future world? Curious. I like your brainstorming." For the most part, the PI Tumblr is a sort of research blog, full of scraps that might maybe someday be developed enough to ...
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A Cannon, a Castillo, and a Cave
Here's a Forensic Story from the queue of Florida's Pirates of the Caribbean . Actually, better make that "Forensic Stories," plural. Each layer of this sightline has one to offer. At first glance, we can see that we're in a fort. This is Castillo del Mor...
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Treasure Enough for All
In 2006, Disney inserted Jack Sparrow and a few other characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean films into the rides that they were adapted from. This overlay proved controversial. Even the professionals who are responsible for the films found it unsati...
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Keep Away
Here's one of my favorite Forensic Stories . It can be found as we exit the Jungle Cruise . The joke is obvious: a dangerous animal, who’s strong enough to pry open the bars of its cage, is running loose. To me, what makes this story so special is the rope...
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Any volunteers?
The Haunted Mansion : an attraction so evocative that guests have been deducing its fictional history since it opened in 1969. Who owns the house? Is it the Ghost Host, or Master Gracey, or--hey, are they the same person? Does the Bride push us off of th...
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Bad Neighbors
Here's a Forensic Story that I absolutely adore. Tortuga Tavern is a restaurant in the Magic Kingdom, directly across from Pirates of the Caribbean . Here's the view from the Tavern. The Floridian version of Pirates is set inside a Spanish fort--the same f...
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Go on and...!!
Here's an ineffective GIF Story from the the Little Mermaid dark ride. Ariel wants Eric to kiss her, but he won't do it because...of...reasons. I mean, c'mon, just look at Eric’s face! You could get thrown out of a brothel with an expression like that! He...
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Time to be turnin' around...if only you could!
Theme parks often tell us two stories at once: a Presentational Story (which uses a third-person perspective) and an Experiential Story (which uses a second-person perspective). Few attractions flaunt this structure as clearly as Splash Mountain does. Whi...
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NEW POST: in which I argue (what will probably be) an unpopular point by using a beloved dead man's words against him!
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Have you ever wondered how Disney gets away with a ride full of pirate rapists?  Then this article's for you!
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