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Take an adventure by sailing through the Old World and encounter a rowdy group of pirates on Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean® Attraction! During the beginning of your cruise voyage, you'll travel through darkness and under a misty waterfall, where a pirate's face "greets" you in the water. With realistic sound effects and detailed scenes, you're thrown directly into the Old World of pirates. Traveling down the 14-foot drop on your boat, you'll float onto the "sea" right into the middle of a fierce and loud pirate battle. Witness the rowdy pirates conquer a city and flames as they engulf it. We dare you to try not to sing along (a nearly impossible task) with the animatronic pirates as they sing their anthem, "Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)." You'll face more secret caverns and witness battles, while voyaging into the Pirates Gotto and other sites. Keep a lookout for Captain Jack Sparrow- he was added onto the attraction after the popularity of the movie, "Pirates of the Caribbean." You can find him right after the jail scene at the end of the voyage. Captain Barbossa is also lurking in some of the attraction's scenes.
Pirates of the Caribbean® Attraction loads fairly quickly and there are two covered waiting lines, so save this for while you’re waiting for a FastPass+ return time on another attraction. Unless it’s a particularly busy day at the park, the wait time rarely exceeds 15 minutes. And since it’s an indoor attraction, it doesn’t matter if you do it during the day or at night. We parents love Pirates of the Caribbean® Attraction since we’ve been going on it since we were kids. It’s fun listening to Tad and Lily talk about that 14-foot drop, just like we did with our friends when we were younger. Depending on how many days we are touring Magic Kingdom® Park, we usually go on it while we’re waiting for our FastPass+ return time for Jungle Cruise® Attraction.
Pirates of the Caribbean® Attraction is an indoor pirate-themed boat ride in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom® Park. The duration of the attraction is about 7 ½ minutes. The boats do not have any type of lap-restraint. Guests must transfer from their motorized scooters or ECVs to an available wheelchair, then from the wheelchair to the ride vehicle. Flash photography is not allowed inside the attraction. Children under the age of 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older. Pirates of the Caribbean® Attraction is appropriate for guests of all ages, but some scenes may frighten very young children.
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This timeless boat ride opened on December 17, 1973. Pirates of the Caribbean® Attraction was originally envisioned as a walk-through until Walt Disney saw the possibilities presented by the boats in Disney's It's a Small World® Attraction at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Although the stories of real pirates were studied by Imagineers, the show does not literally depict any single pirate. Here are the song's opening lyrics: Yo ho yo ho, a pirate's life for me, We pillage and plunder, we rifle and loot, Drink up me 'earties, yo ho, We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot, Drink up me 'earties, yo ho." Pirates of the Caribbean® Attraction was the last theme park show that was personally supervised by Walt Disney.
First the Pirates of the Caribbean® Attraction inspired the movies - now the movies have inspired the attraction. Innovative special effects and popular characters Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Barbossa and ghostly Davy Jones have been woven into the story of a Caribbean seaport town under siege by boisterous buccanneers. The attraction Pirates of the Caribbean first debuted in Disneyland in 1967.
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