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Walt Disney’s legendary attraction that inspired the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise

May 25, 2017 Theme Parks No Comments Email Email

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction has thrilled approximately 400 million guests since its opening at Disneyland Resort in California in 1967 The Pirates of the Caribbean blockbuster movie franchise, starring Johnny Depp, was inspired by the original attraction, which has become a global phenomenon.  The fifth installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set to launch in cinemas nationwide this week on 25th May 2017.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales brings back fan favourite, Captain Jack Sparrow, whose ill fortune has caught up with him once again as a group of ghost sailors led by old foe Captain Salazar, have escaped from the Devil’s Triangle and are hunting every pirate at sea.  His only hope for survival is the legendary Trident of Poseidon and two unlikely allies.

The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Disneyland Resort in California starts inside a grand southern manor before guests board a small barge for a spellbinding adventure through a shadowy grotto, past the Blue Bayou restaurant and down a small waterfall into a ghostly graveyard.  Pirates of the Caribbean was the last Disneyland attraction personally supervised by Walt Disney and features approximately 120 animated characters.  When it debuted it was considered a technological marvel and storytelling masterpiece, setting the bar for future attractions.

Guests ride through a 1,838-foot canal for approximately 15 minutes, which is one of the longest rides at Disneyland Resort, before coming face to face with rowdy rogues from the golden age of piracy.  Highlights include Pirates Grotto, The Fort, Town Square, Burning City and the Dungeon.  Be on the lookout for Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa who appear in the attraction.

Today, guests can enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean attractions at five Disney Theme Parks around the world: Disneyland Resort in California; Walt Disney Resort in Florida; Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort.

To book a magical Disney holiday, please contact your local travel agent.

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