Originally Posted by RockNRoll
that is way extreme. monkey island clearly borrows heavily from PoTC the ride. the whole style and mood, not to mention explicit scenes, and the entire concept of a boy in a theme park world coming to life. the whole style and brand of pirate culture isn't even based on history nearly as much as it is directly based off of treasure island (and PoTC)
And your assertion that PoTC is no way connected to the movies is just absurd. Nearly every scene from the ride can be found in the movies.
If that's true, then they have massively renovated the ride, since I was last there in 2000 to make it more like the movie, as I can assure you there was no connections to it what-so-ever before
the movie was released.
The mood and atmosphere may be similar, yes, but that's a fairly typical pirate thing. Like I said, the ride obviously acted as an inspiration, but it featured no kind of story that could have been "ripped off" from it.
After checking up on Wikipedia, appranantly they did extensive refurbishments in 2006 to include simalrities to the movies.