Disney Park Announces the Closure of Swashbuckling Guest-Favorite Ride

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A fan-favorite attraction is closing, and some Guests will be very disappointed.

Everyone has a favorite Disney Parks ride. Or two. Or three. It’s the ride (or rides) that we cannot leave the parks without experiencing, no matter how many times we’ve ridden. It never gets old, and no visit to the parks is complete without experiencing it just once more. But thanks to the weather, maintenance schedules, and refurbishments, there are times when skipping our favorite attractions is unavoidable. Not fun–but unavoidable, nonetheless.

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Such is the case with the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Like other rides, the swashbuckling experience at Disney Parks around the globe, including Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort, and Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disney Resort, among others, has to be maintained and refurbished from time to time. After all, there are scores of audio-animatronic robots inside the attraction. Those scurvy, unnamed pirates, as well as other, better-known characters–like the incomparable Jack Sparrow–must be maintained and cared for. Heck, even their clothes have to be changed periodically.

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At Tokyo Disneyland in Japan, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is closing, per the resort’s website. The pirates-themed attraction is one of the dozens of attractions slated for lengthy closures this year at Tokyo Disney Resort. From October 3, 2023, to October 27, 2023, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction will be closed at Tokyo Disneyland, meaning that Guests who love the ride and are visiting during that time will sadly feel the terrible disappointment of missing a favorite ride during a trip to a Disney Park.

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Tokyo Disney Resort invites Guests to experience “cannonballs flying across your boat and splashing into the sea… the rough voices of pirates shouting … No matter how many times you’ve experienced it, you still get the first-time thrills from this dynamic attraction. Captain Jack Sparrow from Disney’s live-action film, Pirates of the Caribbean, and other unique pirates make an appearance in this masterpiece that fires the imagination. You can’t talk about a world of adventure until you’ve experienced this attraction.”

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!