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4132.6 #45 DL Qual #23 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 #287 1-17-13 2:28PM Like(20)  Reply
Excellent info doll! - Duchess_SMK  6631.6 #23 1-17-13 2:30PM
Thank you! It's the only thing I have ever done extended research on. 😂 - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #287 1-17-13 2:32PM
I had no idea thanks! - JollyRoger5  4132.6 #45 1-17-13 2:45PM
You are very welcome! It's my favorite Disneyland secret :) - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #287 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  1868.2 #109 1-17-13 2:52PM
very cool and interesting info! - OhanaPhoto  7100.7 #21 1-17-13 2:54PM
WOW! I love this! Thank you so much! This is one of the many reasons I love MW! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3490.8 #52 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  802.2 #281 1-17-13 2:56PM
That's awesome Gia! I will have to do when I'm in New Orleans! - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #287 1-17-13 3:15PM
The info in this thread is Outstanding!! - donnievegas  1132.7 #199 1-17-13 3:21PM
👍 - Tom  17297.4 #4 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 #747 1-17-13 3:49PM
Thank you! I love all the history behind these attractions. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  3626.9 #50 1-17-13 4:40PM
More info on the oldest. "Structure used as a bar in the US"... 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  802.2 #281 1-17-13 5:17PM
I can hear the music in that section playing in my head now! Thanks 😄 - leftmyheartinwonderland   359.9 #747 1-17-13 3:03PM Like(1)  Reply
Ah.. the slowly playing banjo... "Psssst... avast!" - MyPark  1298.8 #163 1-17-13 3:25PM
I use to think LaFitte played the banjo since the music was there - JollyRoger5  4132.6 #45 1-18-13 7:44AM
Jean LaFitte! - Pintraderswife   468.3 #540 1-17-13 2:25PM Like  Reply
I named him Uncle Tom when I was 8 years old. 😊 I love that guy - PixiePirateMaid   355.6 #759 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  355.6 #759 1-17-13 2:33PM
remember when he use to have a dog with him? - Dave   13913.3 #8 1-17-13 4:50PM Like  Reply
Yep - LilSterner  5828.4 #26 1-17-13 5:23PM
Was the dog laying on the porch? - JollyRoger5  4132.6 #45 1-17-13 6:04PM
Now I need to find a pic - Dave   13913.3 #8 1-17-13 7:34PM
He creeps me out..... - tiggertwin   332.9 #840 1-18-13 7:56AM Like  Reply
Really. I love this guy! - MyPark  1298.8 #163 1-18-13 7:57AM