Collectible Disney Pin Series: New Orleans Square Part One
Disneyland’s New Orleans Square is home to some of the parks greatest hidden treasures. The attention to detail in this section of the park is nothing short of brilliant, and you never quite know what you will notice next as you stroll down the scenic alleys of this amazing land.
During the 50th anniversary, Disneyland released an eight-pin set (pieces of eight?), that commemorate some of the best that New Orleans Square has to offer. This series will take a look at this unique and classic set.
Ah yes, Fortune Red! The strong and silent type. Red has been hanging out in the Pieces of Eight souvenir shop (formally known as the Pirates Arcade Museum). While much of the arcade is long gone, ol’ Red remains. Red dispenses fortunes (24 of them in total), and mark my word, while Red may have little to say verbally, he is massively long-winded textually! Hang a right outside of the Pirates exit, and say hi to Red…though don’t expect him to say hi back.
In Pirates of the Caribbean, you hop in a boat and begin a gentle float. To the left, you are greeted with a tranquil scene of fireflies, frogs, and a kindly old man strumming a peaceful tune on his trusty banjo. To the right…a restaurant full of patrons feasting on prime rib, fish, and pecan pie. The best of both worlds! Nothing can prepare you for the ominous scene that awaits, unless of course you have taken this journey once or twice (or hundreds…ish) of times before.
Yep, this fella scared me plenty when I was just a wee child. Talking skull spoke the truth…
“Psst! Avast there! It be too late to alter course, mateys…and there be plundering pirates lurking in every cove, waitin’ to board. Sit closer together, and keep your ruddy hands inboard. That be the best way to repel boarders. And mark well me words, mateys…dead men tell no tales!“―Talking Skull
Word. Keep those rudders tucked in because a massive thousand foot drop awaits! Well, at least it felt that way to me. You know the best way to get over a troubling childhood memory? Take your kid on the ride and spread it to them instead!
More New Orleans Square pins to come…