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3365.4 #28 DL Qual #15 1-17-13 2:21PM
Old Man sitting porch of Pirates If The Caribbean
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His name is Jean Lafitte. He was a pirate in New Orleans in the 1700s and use to hide out in the swamp lands of the bayou. You can find his anchor near the rivers of America, his tavern on TSI, and when you load into pirates take a look up. You are loading at Lafitte's landing :) - AshleyLynn22   791.2 #196 1-17-13 2:28PM Like(20)  Reply
Excellent info doll! - Duchess_SMK  5676.3 #14 1-17-13 2:30PM
Thank you! It's the only thing I have ever done extended research on. 😂 - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #196 1-17-13 2:32PM
I had no idea thanks! - JollyRoger5  3365.4 #28 1-17-13 2:45PM
You are very welcome! It's my favorite Disneyland secret :) - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #196 1-17-13 2:48PM
Shadowgamer one time psted a link that had pages of info on the connections between lafitte, potc, and haunted mansion. It was an awesome read. something like longforgottenhauntedmansion blog spot or something like that. - madsdad  1800.8 #69 1-17-13 2:52PM
very cool and interesting info! - OhanaPhoto  3212.4 #30 1-17-13 2:54PM
WOW! I love this! Thank you so much! This is one of the many reasons I love MW! - MrsSchnooks  2780.2 #36 1-17-13 2:55PM
And there is a bar in the real New Orleans, The Blacksmith Shop, where Lafitte's and his cronies used to meet. It has no electric lights, just candles, so it closes when the last candle goes out. It can be 2 am or 4:30 am...I can vouch for it! - Gia  801.8 #193 1-17-13 2:56PM
That's awesome Gia! I will have to do when I'm in New Orleans! - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #196 1-17-13 3:15PM
The info in this thread is Outstanding!! - donnievegas  1132.4 #125 1-17-13 3:21PM
👍 - Tom  6975.1 #8 1-17-13 3:30PM
That's awesome! I never knew that! It's great to know the background of that part of the ride - leftmyheartinwonderland  359.9 #564 1-17-13 3:49PM
Thank you! I love all the history behind these attractions. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  820.4 #189 1-17-13 4:40PM
More info on the oldest. "Structure used as a bar in the US"... http://www.lafittesblacksmithshop.com/AboutUs.html Like most of Lafitte's life, it can be considered a legend, but don't tell the folks in New Orleans that. They also have The Best Hurricanes. And, it's haunted, of course. You definitely need to go Ashley! - Gia  801.8 #193 1-17-13 5:17PM
I can hear the music in that section playing in my head now! Thanks 😄 - leftmyheartinwonderland   359.9 #564 1-17-13 3:03PM Like(1)  Reply
Ah.. the slowly playing banjo... "Psssst... avast!" - IMissDisney  1205.4 #114 1-17-13 3:25PM
I use to think LaFitte played the banjo since the music was there - JollyRoger5  3365.4 #28 1-18-13 7:44AM
Jean LaFitte! - Pintraderswife   463.9 #396 1-17-13 2:25PM Like  Reply
I named him Uncle Tom when I was 8 years old. 😊 I love that guy - PixiePirateMaid   294.1 #839 1-17-13 2:32PM Like  Reply
I had no clue he had a real name with a real history. So cool to know that now! - PixiePirateMaid  294.1 #839 1-17-13 2:33PM
remember when he use to have a dog with him? - Dave   11414.2 #2 1-17-13 4:50PM Like  Reply
Yep - LilSterner  4536.8 #18 1-17-13 5:23PM
Was the dog laying on the porch? - JollyRoger5  3365.4 #28 1-17-13 6:04PM
Now I need to find a pic - Dave   11414.2 #2 1-17-13 7:34PM
He creeps me out..... - tiggertwin   330.2 #653 1-18-13 7:56AM Like  Reply
Really. I love this guy! - IMissDisney  1205.4 #114 1-18-13 7:57AM