After Fan Backlash, Disney Makes Change to Classic Attraction

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Disneyland Resort has finally changed a classic attraction.

Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most beloved attractions at Disneyland Resort, taking Guests on a thrilling journey through a pirate-infested world filled with danger, adventure, and treasure. This attraction has since become a classic ride replicated in several other Disney Parks worldwide.

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This attraction begins with a boat ride through a peaceful lagoon before plunging into a dark cavern filled with the sounds of waterfalls and mysterious chanting. The journey then takes Disney Guests through scenes depicting the life of pirates, from pillaging towns and fighting naval battles to partying and searching for treasure. The scenes are brought to life through animatronics, sound effects, and special effects, creating a fully immersive experience that transports guests to a different time and place. One of the most memorable moments in the ride is the battle between the pirate ship and the fortress, complete with cannon blasts and explosions that make Guests feel as if they are right in the middle of the action. The ride also features several iconic characters, including Captain Jack Sparrow, who was added to the ride in 2006 to coincide with the release of the hit movie franchise.

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In a social media post, Guests have spotted the return of several missing pirates. Over the last several months, Guests noticed that these were missing, and there has been quite the uproar on social media from Disney Park fans.

“It’s cool to see the animatronics making their comeback at pirates. As of my most recent ride (4 hours ago), im happy to say that they have added back the pirates of the Caribbean main theme to the ship attacking the fort scene. The dont be cheekin woman is back and opens the window. All of the chase scenes are working. They brought back the pirate and the stray cats. The stinky pirate is back over the bridge.The only thing still missing it seems is the 1 or 2 pirates on the right side with the shootout by the powder barrels.”

Pirates of the Caribbean has been at Disneyland for 50 years and counting. The popularity of Pirates of the Caribbean has also led to the creation of a themed land at Disneyland Resort, New Orleans Square, which is home to several pirate-themed attractions, restaurants, and shops.


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Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Resort is a must-see attraction that has captured the hearts of generations of visitors. It’s a testament to the creative genius of Disney Imagineers, who have created a ride that continues to delight and inspire guests of all ages to explore a world of adventure, treasure, and swashbuckling fun.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.