Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean, Anaheim: Address, Pirates of the Caribbean Reviews: 4.5/5

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Cavydad
Camarillo, CA2,201 contributions
Classic Disney adventure!
May 2021 • Couples
Still fun after over 50 years of riding the ride. COVID means fewer riders on the boats. Politically correctness is humorous, girls are no longer being chased, food rather than sex, just minor changes, all to keep the attraction timely.
Written 19 May 2021
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WillieMacfan
Healdsburg, CA613 contributions
Pirates you can smile about
Feb 2020
Pirates of the Caribbean should be ridden by everyone visiting Disneyland. Ride is now old but they periodically update it (latest changes is adding Captain Jack Skelly). Ride is fun for all ages- no jolts, no significant drops just a fun journey.

As someone else said this is a good ride for the middle of a hot day as it is indoors and cool and lasts for 10 minutes or so. On non-busy days the wait for the ride is small (we had a wait of under 10 minutes).

For smaller children there is a battle scene with guns going off that might bother them. The ride is also in the dark for the most part which I suppose might bother some.
Written 26 February 2020
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scrappysquirrel
Mechanicsville, VA458 contributions
Must ride
Feb 2020 • Couples
I’ve ridden Pirates at WDW on several occasions. I was so happy to be able to ride at DL recently. This is a classic ride. Unfortunately, this is not a fastpass attraction.
Written 23 February 2020
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misty_bee_Wyo
Sheridan, WY1,567 contributions
Fun ride, loved the pirate battle scene
Dec 2019 • Friends
Very fun ride, we loved sailing through the battle scene with all the smoke and cannons going off. They’ve added an animatronic Captain Jack, so Johnny Dep is a part of the ride now ;) We also saw the Captain Jack character actor outside the ride posing for pictures with folks :)
Written 23 February 2020
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Vanessa M
Gordon, Australia564 contributions
Boat Roller Coaster ride
Oct 2019
You travel through scenery in a boat all the while being pulled along on a track. There's animatronic characters and scenery. Dark and quite tranquil. Dont remember there being any drops but if there was it was quite small. There might be a splash or two but you're not getting soaked on this one. As always the effects are pretty cool.
Written 20 February 2020
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MauiWorldTravelers
Kahului, HI1,881 contributions
It’s A Small World meets Jack Sparrow
Apr 2019 • Couples
Pirates of the Caribbean is a bit special as it was the last attraction Walt Disney oversaw before his death. Opened in 1967, this ride resides in five of Disney’s parks and this one is the original. The attraction was planned as a walk-through wax museum, but after the success of the “It’s A Small World” ride, a similarly water-themed option was decided on and is what you see today.

EXPERIENCE:
The ride is all indoors and starts with a float through a bayou, complete with crickets and frog noises, quaint houses along the water, even a view of The Blue Bayou restaurant.

There are a few drops for excitement but nothing blood-curdling or anything.

You then enter a dark cavern where the catchy “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” song is played. Numerous waterfalls and scenes of treasures and skeletons can be seen all around, almost like stepping into the movie, “The Goonies”.

A hologram of the pirate Black Beard is projected on a waterfall prior to the battle scene complete with a big pirate ship, plenty of animatronics, bombs and flashes. It’s very 70’s but still cool!

There is a big ramp towards the end of the ride but this one has no “happy ending” as it doesn’t lead to a drop – it simply brings you back up to the loading zone, LOL.

OVERALL:
It’s A Small World meets Jack Sparrow. Yes, it’s that slow of a ride.
Written 16 February 2020
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Wilson L
Coquitlam, Canada2,818 contributions
Amazing Ride
Nov 2019
Super fun and great ride as always. Super entertaining and cool, definitely would recommend this ride to anyone. Especially if you are a pirates fan!
Written 10 February 2020
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lwj
San Jose, CA6,885 contributions
YoHo HoHo, A Pirate’s Life....
Jan 2020 • Couples
There have been a few changes to this ride over the years since it opened in 1967.... Captain Barbossa is the captain in the battle room. Captain Jack Sparrow now makes appearances in several of the scenes during the ride. Women are no longer being auctioned off in the town...
Pirates of the Caribbean is a 15 and a half minute ride that is dimly lighted or in darkness....
You float past the Blue Bayou Restaurant during the first part of the ride... your boat drops twice along the ride.
The ride is indoors and can be a welcome relief during those hot summer days.
Written 19 January 2020
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GreggMS
Grand Rapids, MI440 contributions
Great ride for all ages
Jan 2020
This ride has a special place in my heart because it was my Mother's favorite. Great animation, special effects and props. Nice long ride and a must visit while at Disneyland.
Written 10 January 2020
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HypnoWarrior
Porirua, New Zealand930 contributions
Not really for the kids
Dec 2019
We did this ride a long time ago, and sort of forgot about it as it didn't really catch our interest. Decided to do it this time around and the few little drops are fun, but the rest of the scenes really are just a lot of dead people. The ship gun battle is well done and if you eat at the Blue Bayou you can watch the people (and they can watch you) on this ride.

For the adults / teens this is okay, but for the kids it's a waste of time.
Written 10 January 2020
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