|The Ghost Ship
||[Aug. 22nd, 2008|03:55 pm]
Pirate Lovers Anonymous
[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.