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Pirates Of The Caribbean

An attraction at the Magic Kindgom.

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Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! A Pirate's Life For Me!

  • Jun 10, 2000
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+1
Pros: Anamatronic figures; No line; Fun to watch

Cons: Not very thrilling; You're in trouble if the ride breaks down...

Today, Dionne25 I visited the Magic Kingdom. As those of you that read my review on the Test Track Pavilion, I separated my shoulder yesterday evening. We didn't have a chance to go through all of Epcot, and didn't even come near the Magic Kingdom, so we crammed as much as we could into today.

This is a classic ride found in Adventureland. I enjoy going through it to watch the anamatronic figures sing and dance and such. The sets are really great, as are the costumes. The ride itself, however, isn't thrilling at all. There is one drop at the very beginning, but that's it. It was easy for me to go through with a sling.

You walk through some sort of dungeon in order to board your boat. In all the years I've been coming to Disney World, there has never been a line for this ride. Today wasn't any different. Dionne and I just breezed through the line, boarded the boat, and were off to watch the Pirates in action.

In your boat, you travel through several little scenes with pirates in different scenarios. It cracks me up, because there used to be a part where the Pirates were chasing women. However, Disney found this to be not politically correct, so the women chase the Pirates around with rolling pins and such. Yet, they still have the area of "Buy A Bride" (where women are tied up and crying, and one Pirate is auctioning them off to the other Pirates), and constantly show the Pirates drinking and shooting guns. Hey, Disney? If you want to go the PC way, don't just change one miniscule thing. A bigger deal will be made out of it, and the entire ride will have to be renovated.

I heard a story about how the ride broke down once, and the people going through the ride had to walk across these little boards suspended over the water in order to exit. Well, one heavy-set woman was really hesitant about crossing these boards, but did anyway. Unfortunately, she didn't make it. She fell into the water, and had to wade to safety. I'm not sure what Disney did to make amends. What if there was someone on board that was handicapped? How are you supposed to get them off the ride?

There are lots of little explosions, especially in the first scene you ride through. There's fighting and pillaging and mistreatment of women. but, hey, it's about Pirates. What do you expect? Errol Flynn?

This ride is a nice way to beat the Orlando heat. It doesn't take too long, and there's usually never a line. Go ahead! Ride it! It's fun.



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review by . July 18, 2010
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Pros: Anamatronic figures; No line; Fun to watch     Cons: Not very thrilling; You're in trouble if the ride breaks down...     Today, Dionne25 I visited the Magic Kingdom. As those of you that read my review on the Test Track Pavilion, I separated my shoulder yesterday evening. We didn't have a chance to go through all of Epcot, and didn't even come near the Magic Kingdom, so we crammed as much as we could into today.      This is a classic …
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Corporate Description: Pirates of the Caribbean, a classic attraction in Magic Kingdom theme park that appeals to big kids, teens and adults, features a 14-foot drop over a waterfall into pirate caves. The boat then floats through a town where pirates are pillaging and Captain Jack Sparrow is hiding.The Pirates of the Caribbean journey begins at the end of the Adventureland area where a skeleton pirate sits in a crow's nest attached to a ship's mast. He guards the stately Spanish fortress, El Castillo - Torre del Sol. Pass under his black sail and pirate flag to the cool, covered, cavernous queue quarters. If ye be seekin' adventure, climb aboard a boat.Pirates of the Caribbean Sack the Spanish MainTake heed: there may be rough waters ahead. Or at least a quick plunge over a 14-foot waterfall! Land in the middle of a pirate battle. The Wicked Wench galleon blasts canons under the direction of Captain Barbossa, who demands the capture of Captain Jack Sparrow. Can you spot Sparrow before his archenemy does?Around the Pirates of the Caribbean TownAs you meander through the town, keep a look out for Captain Jack Sparrow. He's on the lookout for the treasure map, the key to the town's riches—as are the other roguish swashbucklers who are trying to beat him to the booty. Even the town's magistrate, Carlos, can't escape the pirates' inquisition. He gets dunked in the water well while being asked, Where's Cap'n Jack?Meet more Pirates of ...
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