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If you haven't heard about 'Pirates of the Caribbean', you've probably just arrived from another planet. Pirates is the attraction that the incredibly popular 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies are based on which has now become the attraction that is based on the movies. Sounds confusing? It really isn't and this ride has only gotten better with the addition of Captain Jack Sparrow.
The imposing fortress at the end of Adventureland is home to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. The queue twists and turns in a darkened, cool underground cavern that leads to the boat ride. After a close encounter with Blackbeard and Davy Jones, you'll float through a cave that heads to a quick, dark plunge.
As your boat enters the main area, you'll find yourself in the midst of a battle with cannon shots whizzing by. Captain Barbossa himself shouts orders from the pirate ship.
This attraction is fun for all ages. While the original Audio-animatronics are a bit simplistic in comparison to the latest additions, the detail is amazing. There's realistic costuming, unique facial features and even hairy legs on the pirate swinging his leg from the bridge.
Fortunately, while the ride purists initially objected to the planned changes, the Pirates of the Caribbean movies have only made this attraction better. (Think of the movie version of The Country Bears and you see what a disaster it might have been.)
The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is quick loading and each boat holds about 30 people.
Handicapped Accessibility: Guests in wheelchairs must be able to transfer to the ride vehicle.
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