Pirates of the Caribbean original cursed drinker prop.

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Pirates of the Caribbean original cursed drinker prop.
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This item SOLD at 2015 Mar 01 @ 11:26UTC-8 : PST
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(Disneyland, 1967) An extremely rare and iconic attraction-used prop from The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. The attraction is a story of pirate greed, crime and indulgence. As guests drift through the haunted grottos, a story of demise unfolds. Here lies the mortal remains of pirates, forever frozen in their final moments. In a scene entitled, The Crew’s Quarters, a visual gag was created to evoke to the drunken excess of pirates. Here, the pirates had built a makeshift tavern using gear from their victim’s ships as a refuge to enjoy their pillaged booty. In what must surely be one of the most iconic images from the attraction, a skeletal pirate is forever locked in an eternal guzzle of ill-gotten spirits. The never-ending flow of wine pouring down his mouth and right through his empty torso, creates a magically graphic display. So well-known, the gag was recreated in a scene for the 2003, Gore Vorbinski feature film, “Pirates of the Caribbean”. The figure is placed in the position of a drinking pirate. From the raised bottle over his head, a twisted column of transparent Plexiglas runs through his boney chest, giving the appearance of swallowed liquor. This was the first installed figure for this scene dating from the attraction opening in 1967. The wood base and wear are consistent with the damp and humid conditions of the ride building, in particular, the cave grotto sections. The figure comes with a custom display stand, consisting of an old, weathered whiskey barrel featuring a sunken motor mechanism to operate the falling rum effect and internal LED lighting. Special shipping arrangements will apply.