Friday, March 18, 2022

Fun Find: Celebrating Pirates of the Caribbean Opening Day in 1967

Happy Friday!  Today, this Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean attraction turns 55, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to write a short fun find post to celebrate it!

Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland on this date back in 1967.  The ride has been through quite a few changes in it's 55 years, but it's still the classic ride we all know and love.  My favorite part of the Disneyland version is that it's longer than Walt Disney World's (this one is 15 minutes long) and it has more scenes.  There are two drops at the beginning.  There are also additional scenes of the Captain's Quarters, a room filled with treasure, an extended fire scene after the jail, a bayou and more!

If you've never been to Disneyland to experience the ride in person, I found this video that you can watch.  Please note, this video is a few years old and it's before the redhead scene changed to Redd being a pirate.  It's also missing the octopus scene.

I love how the video includes the queue!  At Disneyland, the boats pass right by the line; so guests standing in line can watch the parrot scene and the passing boats!

Another classic part of the ride is the song and soundtrack.  While looking for videos of the ride, I stumbled across this soundtrack video of the entire ride loop.  If you're in the mood for some pirate music to celebrate today, you might enjoy this as well!

Happy 55th Birthday Pirates of the Caribbean!  Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirates life for me!!!  °o°

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