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981.9 #149 DL Qual #111 8-23-11 11:31PM
Hi MW friends! Everyone knows that certain smell inside POTC, right? Sleeping Beauty's Castle, and other dark rides have a similar smell. Can anyone tell us what it is, or where it comes from? I LOVE IT.
Nope, but I hope you get an answer - Splashmountgirl   337.1 #619 8-23-11 11:34PM Like  Reply
Bacteria. Seriously. Bacteria. And like other things, gotta keep it clean and let it breathe otherwise it get stank and nobody would want to ride the rides. - HotDiggityDogDaddy   1113.1 #124 8-23-11 11:41PM Like  Reply
WORD! - Mrsblue   692.9 #225 8-23-11 11:42PM Like  Reply
its called mold, mildew, musk, etc etc...even though there is cholorine in the water it cant get everywhere....here is a trick...dont clean your bathroom for a month and it will smell like POTC, no joke, - Dave   11092.4 #2 8-23-11 11:43PM Like  Reply
 - 007flipper   569.7 #300 8-23-11 11:45PM Like  Reply
@HotDiggity - seriously...so you are saying we are inhaling mold? lol, omg. Haha, I've heard others say they love the smell like me...and I am seriously allergic to everything and don't seem to have a problem...if this is true, it's kind of a downer. - Alicewhoareyou   981.9 #149 8-23-11 11:45PM Like  Reply
I don't like those smells. :( To me, they smell like chlorine with a touch of mold or something. - theDebsterM   138.2 #2740 8-23-11 11:46PM Like  Reply
It's def true about the mold if you think about it... Such a moist environment it's inevitable - dsmdanny   144.9 #2622 8-23-11 11:47PM Like  Reply
@ Dave...OMG... Thank you, I guess we have the answer. Makes sense. - Alicewhoareyou   981.9 #149 8-23-11 11:48PM Like  Reply
And for the record folks, I do not like the smell of mold, mildew, or bacteria in any bathroom or otherwise. lol, guess its the Nostalgia of Disneyland that makes it acceptable. I'll just pretend I never asked the question. - Alicewhoareyou   981.9 #149 8-23-11 11:52PM Like  Reply
I smell POTC everytime I wash whites and use bleach. Bleach kills bacteria. - Mrsblue   692.9 #225 8-23-11 11:53PM Like  Reply
Sometimes, the less you know.....n.~ - theDebsterM   138.2 #2740 8-23-11 11:54PM Like  Reply
its not a big deal thats what it is, its not something you want to smell in your house - Dave   11092.4 #2 8-23-11 11:55PM Like  Reply
You're right, the musty smell does add ambience and realism to POTC, seems to fit in with the attraction :) - Alicewhoareyou   981.9 #149 8-24-11 12:08AM Like  Reply
I think for the most part you smell the water. The air gets circulated with A/C that dehumidifies so I would expect that would prevent mold. - Westcoast   121.5 #2990 8-24-11 12:19AM Like  Reply
That's the smell of history. Old houses, castles, Disneyland, I love it! It wouldn't be the same without it - Missshelly   692.9 #224 8-24-11 12:24AM Like  Reply
Its made buy projecting sents from something called a smelzizer(spelling?) Created by walt to put all of the sensory details into an attraction. The machine is used on main st. to give the smells of the candy palace onto the street and in potc to give it the sense u really are ib the Caribbean. The smelzizer is used in otjer wttractions but potc and main street are the two best known uses of the machine - dnerd   294.0 #823 8-24-11 12:29AM Like  Reply
The Carribbean doesn't smellitzer like bleach. - Mrsblue   692.9 #225 8-24-11 12:38AM Like  Reply
It's called OLD!!! it's like walking into a vintage antique store. And POTC is just old water with chemicals. - Ms.Mouseketeer   1005.7 #144 8-24-11 12:44AM Like  Reply
Yeah, the chlorine-like smell is given off when it's working hard to clean dirty water. That smell is not a good sign at a swimming pool. I think the Pirates smell is indeed that mixed with mildew. - disney42dude(CM)   522.2 #334 8-24-11 12:45AM Like  Reply
I can now attest to that. But Nassau would have been greatly improved had it smelled like bleach. - unclebeezy   246.3 #1254 8-24-11 12:48AM Like  Reply
I knew chlorine was used to clean the water, but for some reason the "old" smell is the only one that stands out for me...because some of the attractions with no water also smell the same. I do smell the "vintage antique store" when I'm there. - Alicewhoareyou   981.9 #149 8-24-11 12:49AM Like  Reply
That's the "mixed with mildew" part. Lol. - disney42dude(CM)   522.2 #334 8-24-11 12:53AM Like  Reply
LOL! - Alicewhoareyou   981.9 #149 8-24-11 12:57AM Like  Reply
Okay...I get that the mold, mildew, chlorine, etc. exist....but take a look at this: (thank you to dnerd - I looked it up, and Haunted Mansion is not just old...)...http://caaneo.ca/about/blog/vacation/smells-like-disney-how-the-worlds-biggest-theme-park-scents-its-rides - Alicewhoareyou   981.9 #149 8-24-11 1:03AM Like  Reply
I can't access the link. What does it say? I know there's the gingerbread scent during HM Holiday. - disney42dude(CM)   522.2 #334 8-24-11 1:05AM Like  Reply
it talks about a "musty scent" being injected into the cold air in HM, to add to the effect of an abandoned old house...also talks about others like POTC, possibly having "sea salt" smell. Google "smells like Disney" - I found the article there. - Alicewhoareyou   981.9 #149 8-24-11 1:16AM Like  Reply
another article: http://www.solarius.com/dvp/misc/smellitzer.htm - Alicewhoareyou   981.9 #149 8-24-11 1:25AM Like  Reply
Hm it's that smell. That smelly smell. That smelly smell that smells.... Smellyyy - Eggroll   240.1 #1336 8-24-11 1:55AM Like  Reply
stank - TaKaaBELL   109.9 #3214 8-26-11 8:44AM Like  Reply