Disney Sends Warning to Guests During Attraction’s Malfunction

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A fan-favorite Disney World attraction has been dealing with errors and malfunctions lately.

Walt Disney World Resort is known as “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” However, some days at Disney can include delays, errors, and much more.

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Guests heading to Disney World have the chance to visit their four Parks. Disney World has Magic Kingdom, which Guests can stroll down Main Street, U.S.A to spot the famous Cinderella Castle. Guests can also enjoy iconic attractions such as “it’s a small world,” Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and man more. Just a monorail ride away at EPCOT, Guests can immerse themself in different cultures thanks to the World Showcase and enjoy attractions like Soarin’ Around the World, Test Track, Spaceship Earth, Living with the Land, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios has several thrills Guests can enjoy, like Slinky Dog Dash, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Star Wars Galaxy Edge, and many more attractions. Finally, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has much more to see than just animals. Guests can get up closer and personal with animals on Kilimanjaro Sarfias, or they can head to Pandora and ride Avatar Flight of Passage, and Na’vi River Journey, and much more.

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Recently, Pirates of the Caribbean has been dealing with errors. On Pirates of the Caribbean, you’ll sail past haunted Dead Man’s Cove, and navigate cannon fire between a Caribbean fort and a striking 12-gun galleon. You’ll behold boisterous buccaneers drunk on the spoils of plunderin’ as flames engulf a seaside town. Be sure to keep a spry eye out for Captain Jack Sparrow, from The Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Ye beware, mateys: Dead men tell no tales!



One Reddit thread shows the iconic Disney World attraction malfunctioning. Pirates of the Caribbean is a fan-favorite located in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom.

“Attention in Pirates, animation turning off” from WaltDisneyWorld

While this is not supposed to happen, it is not uncommon for errors to occur while at Disney World. Disney Cast Members announced a warning to Disney Park Guests enjoying the attraction over the loud speaker saying, “Attention in Pirates, animation turning off.’ This moment left Guests wondering why they were turning off.

From time to time, malfunctions can happen, even at “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Disney Cast Members work to ensure that each trip is magical, even when technical errors occur. Please be sure to be kind to Cast Members when instances like these occur and understand that they are working as hard as they can to make sure the ride functions appropriately.

Have you had any issues while on Pirates of the Caribbean?

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.