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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 wildly successful Pirates of the Caribbean movies have boosted the ride's popularity, and guests' demands led to the addition in 2006 of animatronic figures of the movie's Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa in key scenes.

Regarding debauchery, Pirates of the Caribbean has been administered a strong dose of political correctness. Even so, a Rockville, Maryland, mom 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 during late afternoon. It has two covered waiting lines: one for standby riders and one for FastPass+ riders.

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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.

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Disney Dish with Jim Hill


It’s kind of a tradition that each Pirates of the Caribbean film features at least one scene from the theme park attractions. The rumor for Pirates 5 is that we’ll see Carlos (the mayor) being dunked in the well. What secrets are the pirates trying to extract from the mayor? We’ll all find out when the movie debuts on July 15, 2015.

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