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Pirates of the Caribbean Turns 50 at Walt Disney World 


Ahoy, me hearties! At this time, some of the beloved sights in Disney historical past, Pirates of the Caribbean, marks its fiftieth anniversary at Walt Disney World Resort! And to have fun, we’re diggin’ in our Weblog archive full o’ treasure to spy just a few traditional photographs of the attraction in Magic Kingdom Park and extra. 

Pirates of the Caribbean construction at Magic Kingdom Park

As lots of you recognize, Pirates of the Caribbean debuted at Florida’s Magic Kingdom Park in 1973 and was one of many park’s first main additions after its 1971 opening. Look intently on the first uncommon picture from our archives and also you’ll see what future Disney World adventurers noticed – the possibility to sail the excessive seas with pirates “Opening Christmas 1973.” 

Construction walls around the making of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Magic Kingdom Parks in 1973

Behind the partitions within the picture above, historical past was within the making on the spot the place riders would board a weathered barge for a treacherous voyage to the seventeenth century when rowdy rogues and rapscallions ransacked Caribbean seaport cities. 

Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom Park

As soon as the attraction opened, Disney World visitors would discover themselves crusing previous Useless Man’s Cove, navigating cannon fireplace between a Caribbean fort, singing together with pirates to their anthem, “Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” and having fun with different unforgettable pirate experiences. 

Walt Disney and an Imagineer working on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride

The primary Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opened at Disneyland park in 1967. And as we shared right here on the Disney Parks Weblog a decade in the past, it was one of many final sights Walt personally oversaw the creation of again within the Sixties. It stays some of the immersive sights ever created for a theme park!  

Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom Park

After all, we’re simply bearing on among the attraction’s historical past right now however should you’re as massive a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean as we’re, then you definitely’ll wish to take a look at the Pirates of the Caribbean episode of the Unique collection “Behind the Attraction,” now streaming on Disney+.

Pirates of the Caribbean attraction

The Disney+ episode explores how Walt beloved journey tales, particularly those who featured swashbuckling pirates. It options fascinating tales like a take a look at how the attraction was initially conceived as a wax museum however technological advances satisfied Walt {that a} extra refined attraction may very well be created utilizing state-of-the-art Audio-Animatronics figures.

A new Pirates of the Caribbean-themed lounge is coming to Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park

Additionally, there’s extra to come back at Disney World with a first-of-its-kind expertise that’ll lengthen the story of Pirates of the Caribbean. At Vacation spot D23, we shared the thrilling replace {that a} particular Pirates of the Caribbean-themed lounge is coming to Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park.   

So, Pirates of the Caribbean followers – remember to hold ye eye on the Disney Parks Weblog for extra on the brand new Disney World expertise and different treasures sooner or later.