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The Ghost Ship [Aug. 22nd, 2008|03:55 pm]
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[Hello dead LJ Pirate community, how are you? Me? Oh, no complaints that everyone else couldn't spout. Although, I would like to hear from you more often.]

Moving on, one of my earliest memories of pirate joy, comes from one of my visits to Carowinds (Theme park located in Charlotte, NC [That's u.s., for those of you not living stateside]) as a child. Black Beard's Revenge was a ride (well, not so much a ride as a room with moving walls...but still) that I became completely enthralled by. You went inside what looked like a sort of seaside cabin and sat on long benches, all parallel. Then, the lights went out, the music kicked up and you realized you were in a pirate ship, in a pitching sea, mid-battle.

I probably posted about this when I first began posting here, so I won't go on and on, but I happened upon the photo and story below and it dug all those memories up, once again. Got me to wondering: Do you guys have any memories, fresh or ages old, of pirate themed-rides, dark rides, haunted houses, restaurants, bars, stores...whatever?

Said Tale. The history of such an attraction. Good stuff.

[User Picture]From: only_half_of_me
2008-08-22 09:17 pm (UTC)
NatGeo had an entire show on the other night about ghost ships and my silly ass fell asleep watching it. Ooops.
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[User Picture]From: jerem_morrow
2008-08-22 09:43 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...may have to YouTube or Hulu it.
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[User Picture]From: only_half_of_me
2008-08-23 06:07 pm (UTC)
If they don't show it again in the next week, I certainly will. What I saw of it was VERY interesting. Oh, and there is also a pirate rest. in Savannah... not sure what it's called though.
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[User Picture]From: pirateofcookies
2008-08-22 10:58 pm (UTC)
Ohs lawdy.

There was a Ghost Ship restaurant in South Carolina near the Garden City area. Used to go there every summer as a kid.. then it was closed down due to sanitation issues =F


Just this past summer the family ventured to Ocracoke.

Yea, you heard me.
Place where Blackbeard was captured and where he often made port. Fuck yea >=F

It was pretty cool to be there... if not for the pirate history but the natural beauty of it all is just "om nom nom beach"

That's mine though.
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[User Picture]From: jerem_morrow
2008-08-22 11:06 pm (UTC)

Thanks for sharing!

Been out that way myself, a few times. Lots o' little seaside museums chock full o' pirate/nautical goodies.

Isn't there another pirate-themed restaurant in Myrtle, SC?
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[User Picture]From: pirateofcookies
2008-08-22 11:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Thanks for sharing!

More than likely... the place is more touristy though )= More novelty souvenirs and stuff, but I'm sure there's another somewhere.
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