Description And Comments

An indoor cruise through a series of sets that depict a pirate raid on an island settlement, from bombardment of the fortress to debauchery after the victory. Arguably one of the most influential theme park attractions ever created, the Magic Kingdom’s version retains the elaborate queuing area, grand scale, and detailed scenes that have awed audiences since its debut in Disneyland in 1967. The successful Pirates of the Caribbean movies have boosted the ride’s popularity, and guests’ demands led to the addition of animatronic figures of the film’s Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa in scenes.

Speaking of debauchery, Pirates of the Caribbean displays a strong dose of political correctness. Even so, a Rockville, Maryland, mother was not prepared for what she saw:

I had not understood that it would be as visually violent and historically accurate as it was. I really didn't look forward to explaining to my son why those women had ropes around their necks and such. I wish I'd been better warned that this isn't the Captain Hook view of piracy, but a much more realistic one.

Touring Tips

Undoubtedly one of the park’s most timeless attractions. Engineered to move large crowds in a hurry, Pirates is a good attraction to see in the late afternoon.

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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 Magic Kingdom 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.

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Special Comments

Frightens some children.

Special Needs

Disney Dish with Jim Hill

Trident, Tricycle, Tri-whatever

It’s become a tradition for the Imagineers to pay tribute to a new Pirates movie by adding a character or a prop from that film to the Pirates attraction. This time around, Disney is looking for the right spot for the mythical Trident of Poseidon. As you’ll see when Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters on July 7, 2017, Jack Sparrow needs this trident to defeat Captain Salazar and his ghastly crew of ghostly pirates.

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Touring Plans with Pirates of the Caribbean

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