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Description And Comments

One of Disney's all time classics, this indoor boat ride takes you 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. The attraction includes characters Jack Sparrow and Barbossa in animatronic form, from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Undoubtedly one of the most elaborate and imaginative attractions in Disneyland. Disney Legend, Marty Sklar said it best: "From a story standpoint, from a design standpoint, everything we do is kind of measured against Pirates of the Caribbean."

Touring Tips

Another not-to-be-missed attraction. 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 Floridian 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 Park Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will be 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

Our pick as one of Disneyland’s very best. Frightens some small children.

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Additional Resources

Social distancing markers have been placed in the queue. Boats are regularly cleaned with sanitizing spray by a Disney castmember. On the ride itself every other row is loaded with groups of 3 to 5 people.

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