Beloved Ride “Ruined” After Disney Implements Controversial Change

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Why would they do this?!

Disney fans are well-known for their unwavering loyalty and deep attachment to the traditions and iconic attractions that have captured their hearts over the years. Among these cherished experiences is the swashbuckling adventure of Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Stepping into this immersive world, visitors are transported back in time to the Golden Age of piracy, where they can join Captain Jack Sparrow and his mischievous crew on a thrilling journey filled with treasure, suspense, and a touch of magic.

Because of how much fans love this ride, many are hesitant and way of any changes made to the attraction. This is part of the reason why fans are furious over a new addition that was made to the ride today.

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A Frustrating Addition to the Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction

It’s official, Disney’s Genie+ service has recently made its way to Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland Resort. This implementation has certainly stirred up a whirlwind among the devoted fans of the iconic attraction. While the inclusion of Genie+ has its advantages, there seems to be an undercurrent of dissatisfaction that is bound to disrupt the tranquility of these maritime enthusiasts.

Today, January 22, marks the first day that the Genie+ service will be used on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction located in Disneyland Park. This news has been met with numerous negative reactions from fans who fear that this change will ruin the ride forever.

The primary cause of distress lies in the anticipation that the integration of Genie+ into Pirates of the Caribbean will inevitably lead to extended queues. Fans fear that this addition will attract a surge of visitors eager to use Disney’s Genie+, consequently causing longer wait times for everyone.

For individuals who have cherished this attraction for years and count it as a must-visit on their Disneyland itinerary, the idea of enduring excessively long lines threatens to damper their overall experience.

The Downside of Genie+

While the introduction of Genie+ may present an enhanced level of convenience for some guests, it undeniably carries the risk of hindering the fluidity and efficiency of the queueing system for others.

It’s no wonder that fans of Pirates of the Caribbean are expressing their concerns, for they worry that this alteration might disrupt the delicate equilibrium that has long been established in the magical realm of the attraction.

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For those who hold Pirates of the Caribbean near and dear to their hearts, any change to the experience is met with a mix of excitement and trepidation. It is evident that the inclusion of Genie+ is a double-edged sword – while it offers the promise of easier access to the ride for some, it also raises the specter of elongated wait times for all.

This conundrum has compelled fans to voice their displeasure, voicing their fears and concerns across various platforms, fervently hoping that their beloved experience will not be marred by these new developments.

In the grand scheme of things, there is a delicate balance between progress and preservation when it comes to beloved attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.


  1. Disney and their random weird decisions

  2. “We want the readhead! We want the redhead!”
    No, that’s not the change?
    How about the mermaid skeleton on the beach? Appearance and disappearance.
    Changing the ride to follow the movie?
    Then what’s horrible, ride damaging problem?
    They’re changing the lines? THAT’s what’s got everybody’s eyepatch in a knot?

  3. I am 75 years old and use to go to Disneyland and hope to go back. I haven’t been back since the new tech to speed up lines started with social media has been used. So I have no idea what Genie + is. Do you mind explaining to me and others what you are talking about. Not everyone has been to Disneyland or even recently.

  4. Scott Bryce Overcash

    Has anyone noticed that if the jail was in the realm of reality, that the bars of the cell are so far apart that the pirates could step right through them, particularly the taller thinner pirate?