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Pirates of the Caribbean
Website: Magic Kingdom Homepage
Ride Type: Track Guided Ride
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.9203
TPC Overall Rank: #189 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 155
Last Review: 12/15/2010 10:35:00 PM
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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up girghosts on 2/23/2006 7:49:00 AM
This is a very well thought out and classic ride by the Imagineers. The story is interesting to follow on it. I love the starting point when you are in the cave. It is such a dark feeling, its wonderful. The scenery through out the whole attraction is wonderful. The fire effect is still always cool, even though its the most simple effect ever. I also find it amazing it has made itself into a smash hit (soon to be) movie trilogy.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Predator on 9/8/2005 3:22:00 PM
Its okay. The pirates get dull after awhile.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up kowrip on 8/25/2005 8:17:00 PM
This is yet another classic ride. Its a pretty neat boat ride through the world of Pirates. I still love the one part where your boat enters the wide open waters with 2 boats shooting at each other. The atmosphere in that area is great. Just like other older rides, its not going to "WOW" you. The technology is quite outdated. If they made a new POC ride using modern technology and special effects, it would certainly blow this one away. However, its still a fun ride worth going on.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up -sts- on 8/11/2005 1:09:00 PM
This ride is okay. i still prefer the Disneyland one

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up PeterD on 8/6/2005 11:15:00 AM
Since 1967, Pirates of the Caribbean has been delighting families with its enchanting scenery and lovable tune. Once you enter the rides building, you are warped back in time and enter a dimly lit dungeon. The candles flicker as you wait for your turn to step on board the Pirates of the Caribbean. Once seated, you leave the station and begin to sail along the seas with some good ol’ friendly pirates. Your boat takes you into their village as they fight, drink, and sing to you. After almost 40 years, the animatronics are still stunning and the town is beautiful to the eye. There are some subtle details to the animatronics that Disney took the extra step to include, such as the hair on a drunk pirate’s leg that you sail under. During this entire experience you bounce around your boat to the tune of, “Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! A pirate’s life for me!...” You must step on board Pirates of the Caribbean on your next stay at the Magic Kingdom!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up figment873 on 7/31/2005 7:57:00 PM
This is a classic ride. A lot of fun and well themed. The line is really cool especially since this ride was built really before themeing the line was popular. I agree a lot with Taylor on his comments :-)

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up StarReview on 7/31/2005 11:55:00 AM
I rode this ride late at night and it was only about 5 minutes to wait for it. I hopped on the boat and it was comforable. I enjoyed the queue but not as much as the other ones. The canons firing and pirates were awesome. The drop in the middle caught me by surprise. I think this is the best scenery I have ever seen on a ride. At the end the robot of Jack Sparrow was cool. Just one thing about the ride I dislike. The parrot. It annoyed me. But hey im sure kids would enjoy it. Make sure to hop on this in the morning or at night because I dont think it has fastpass. It boards quick though.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up taylorb251 on 7/29/2005 10:47:00 PM
This ride is classic Disney. Considering how old the ride is, the line themeing is outstanding. The ride itself is also good. The drop at the beginning isnt intense at all, and seems a little out of place. However, still fun. The rest of the ride is a great history lesson to what pirate life might have been like. Even the women getting sold at auction is great. I think that it is even better because Disney refuses to "re-do" or "update" this ride. If you dont like some aspects of it (women being sold) then dont ride it. Disney never makes you ride!!

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 7/27/2005 9:28:00 AM
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me! For years Magic Kingdom guests have been treated to that infectious tune thanks to the beloved, adventurous boat ride. Shockingly enough though, Florida almost didn’t receive this attraction at all, but multiple complaints from guests finally convinced management to install this “castoff” from the original. And why do I say castoff? Well, many who have been on the original in California commonly compare this one to that one, and generally say how this is an absolute embarrassment compared to the original. Having never been on the original, I personally enjoy this swashbuckling attraction immensely.

Located in Adventureland, the attraction’s exterior is themed to a very nice looking, pirate-themed Spanish Fort. While not jungle based like most of the other attractions in Adventureland, Disney succeeded in making Pirates flawlessly blend in to Adventureland with flying colors. But for such a beloved attraction, how are the lines? The few times I have ridden this attraction, it has been a walk-on each time, but I unfortunately haven’t been on it much since it always seems to be down for rehab when I visit Disney, so I really can’t judge its usual wait.

Once seated in the comfortable boats, riders disembark on an adventurous journey that begins with a journey down a waterfall! This effect is arguably one of the coolest featured in the entire attraction, as it utilized projection screens to simulate actually passing through water, and immediately after there’s a brief, but sudden plunge to the attraction’s lower level. While certainly nothing like the drops experienced on Splash Mountain, it is undeniably a nice beginning for this classic attraction.

The rest of the ride consisted of a journey through a Pirate infested town, teeming with Pirates of all statures tormenting citizens and other pirates as well. All of the scenes are flawlessly executed thanks to the incredible attention to detail put into this attraction, with my personal favorites being the gigantic pirate ships complete with the very realistic firing cannons that always make me duck for cover, and the absolutely stunning Jack Sparrow animatronic towards the end. Disney outdid themselves with Jack, as every single on of his dreadlocks moves in unison with himself and it bears an uncanny resemblance to Johnny Depp’s character in the major motion pictures. While about only half as long as the original, this one is still a pretty darn long ride experience that lasts a good eight minutes or so.

Pirates is just a swashbuckling adventure where the excitement never ceases from the beginning to the end. From the well-executed plunge that begins the attraction to the flawlessly executed scenes, Pirates is just a great time throughout the nice, long journey. In fact, I really can’t think of any negatives, especially since I can’t really compare it to the original. This truly is a Disney classic, and no visit is complete without one of the best dark rides of all time!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up flcoaster on 7/24/2005 9:42:00 PM
Not bad. It all came from the mind of Walt Disney himself. Hes very creative. A pirates life for me can get stuck in your head. Still I love this attraction.

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