Description And Comments

Another boat ride, this time indoors, through a series of sets depicting a pirate raid on an island settlement, from the bombardment of the fortress to the debauchery that follows the victory. Pirates of the Caribbean was the target of a much-publicized political-correctness controversy relating to the objectification of women and the "boys will be boys" way in which the pirates' debauchery was depicted. Ultimately, Disney was pressured into revamping the attraction (though not much). More recently, the attraction underwent an extensive rehab that included the addition of characters (Jack Sparrow and Barbossa), and a high-tech mist projection of Davy Jones, from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Touring Tips

Another not-to-be-missed attraction. Undoubtedly one of the most elaborate and imaginative attractions in Disneyland Park. Though engineered to move large crowds, this ride sometimes gets overwhelmingly busy in the early and midafternoon. Try to ride before noon or while a parade or Fantasmic! is in progress. If you have only experienced the Walt Disney World version of Pirates, don't bypass Disneyland's version thinking that it's more of the same: the original ride is far longer, more detailed, and better maintained than its Florida cousin.

Pirates of the Caribbean Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Pirates of the Caribbean when you visit on a day with a given Disneyland Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Pirates of the Caribbean Wait Times.

Attraction Photos

Special Comments

Frightens some small children; our pick as one of Disneyland's very best.

Special Needs

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Touring Plans with Pirates of the Caribbean

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