Disney Faces Backlash After ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and Two Other Attractions Close for Renovation

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One of Disney’s most iconic rides will soon be unavailable at one Disney Park.

Every year, millions of fans visit Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide. For decades, Disney has been the dream destination for families. Now that the Walt Disney Company has Parks all over the world, visiting Disney is more accessible than ever.

When Guests visit a Disney Park, they often look forward to experiencing their favorite rides and attractions. Walt Disney Imagineering is responsible for creating immersive and entertaining rides that are unlike anything anywhere else in the world.

Now, one of the most iconic Disney rides is taking a lengthy hiatus.

Pirates of the Caribbean attraction

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Fans Distraught Over Pirates of the Caribbean Closure

The Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Disney has been a legendary attraction at Disney Parks worldwide for over fifty years, and its popularity continues to grow daily. Featuring notorious pirates, adventure, and treasures, it’s no wonder that this attraction has become a Disney classic. Fans of the ride return time and time again to experience the immersive storytelling, thrilling drops, and memorable animatronic characters.

The ride was first introduced to the public at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, in 1967. Due to its popularity, it also opened at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, in 1973. The attraction has since been replicated at Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland. Famously, this ride also inspired the iconic movie franchise Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Pirates of the Caribbean

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‘Pirates’ Close for Weeks

Unfortunately, even the most popular Disney rides need refurbishments. Fans are upset to learn that the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland Paris has closed for renovations. The ride was closed alongside Le Carrousel de Lancelot and the Disneyland Railroad.

Fans who were planning on visiting the Park this June are understandably devastated by this news. June is a busy month for Disney, and this cancellation will likely be a huge loss for many Guests. The ride is one of Disneyland Paris’ most popular, and its absence will definitely be noticed. Many fans are blaming Disney for “ruining their vacation.”

The Pirates attraction will reopen on June 30, 2023, for fans to enjoy. Hopefully, everything goes smoothly on this renovation, and fans can get back to enjoying this iconic ride soon.

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.