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From the Spanish Main to Main Street U.S.A. : "Dead Man's Chest" stages lively premiere at Disneyland

From the Spanish Main to Main Street U.S.A. : "Dead Man's Chest" stages lively premiere at Disneyland

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How dedicated are "Pirates" film fans?

So dedicated that -- even with temperatures in the upper 80s and humidity on the rise -- thousands of people staked out places along Main Street U.S.A.

The start of the red carpet area at Disneyland
Photo by Roger Colton

Spending hours standing in the hot sun just so they'd have a great spot for star-gazing once the celebrities began arriving for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" 's world premiere at Disneyland this past Saturday night.
Manning the barricades just outside of Tomorrowland
Photo by Roger Colton
The first folks to make the trip up the red carpet weren't actually members of the cast of this sequel to "The Curse of the Black Pearl." But -- rather -- people who'd been lucky enough to win radio & TV contests that awarded them with tickets to the premiere. And some of these winners decided to get into the spirit of the event by arriving at the park in piratical garb.

Dressed for the occassion
Photo by Roger Colton

Once darkness fell, the stars started coming out. Among the celebrities who stopped to chat with members of the online press were ...

... Scriptwriters Terry Rossio (l) and Ted Elliott ...
Photo by Roger Colton

... Naomie Harris, who plays voodoo queen Tia Dalma in the picture ...
Photo by Roger Colton

... Mackenzie Crook, best known for his role of "Ragetti"
in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" ...
Photo by Roger Colton

... The lovely Lauren Maher,  who plays Scarlett in the film ...
Photo by Roger Colton

... Vanessa Branch, who plays the winsome wench Giselle
in "Dead Man's Chest" ...
Photo by Roger Colton

... "Pirates" director Gore Verbinski ...
Photo by Roger Colton

... as well as Keira Knightly.
Photo by Roger Colton

That's just a taste of what it was like to be on the red carpet this past Saturday night. Come back to JHM later this week and I'll share even more photos & stories from this most memorable movie-related weekend at the Disneyland Resort.

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  • piratical ?  Do you get that on Ebay too?    ;)
  • piratical ... argggh, me thinks that's not going to make it into the lexicon of American language anytime soon, mate!

    And enough with the teasing, Roger. Glad you gained admittance. Can't wait to read your "review" of the new movie and the update to the classic Disney attraction -- I've been hearing pretty good things overall -- and, it does seem the Imagineers honored Walt's spirit in the plussing.

  • Actually piratical is already in the dictionary, although it hardly rolls off the tongue.  Anyway, I just wanted to say that Mackenzie Crook is best known for his role in the original BBC version of "The Office."  Or at least he should be, since he's a major character in that series and has only a bit part in the first PotC film.
  • If you don't want to wait for the crumbs from Jim's table, try the lengthy photo piece up on MiceAge.com as we speak.
  • You can tell a guy put this article together. A lovely lady, two wenches and a voodoo queen -- and yet, not one little picture of Orlando Bloom or Johnny Depp!?!?!?  *sighs plaintively*  Women need eye-candy too ya know!
  • "If you don't want to wait for the crumbs from Jim's table, try the lengthy photo piece up on MiceAge.com as we speak."

    I'm sorry but comments about other sites must get moved to the community outpost.  We can't have you talking about other sites here.  Oh wait....that's MiceChat...not Jim Hill Media.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhqoMBGXrWQ

    Pirates ride-through video
  • I know it's only been three days but "piratical" has changed my life.

    When celebrating, it's the perfect toast - much more spunk that just "cheers."

    Any time someone uses the word "radical" - I correct them with "oh it's far worse than radical,it's piratical."

    The most fulfulling so far is waiting for the reaction to quiet down after a viewing of the Pirates trailor - when all is calm just blurt out "that was TOtally piRATical !"  Never fails to elicit a responce.

    Thank you Roger. My life is so much better now.
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