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Pirates of the Caribbean has entertained millions of Walt Disney World guests on a thrilling adventure through dark, mysterious caverns where "dead men tell no tales" since it opened at the Magic Kingdom on Dec. 15, 1973.

Hop aboard this slow-moving boat ride and prepare to encounter a swashbuckling band of pirates as they lay siege to a Caribbean settlement. Expect a few surprises along the way as you sail from murky caves, past a fort under attack and into a town full of Yo-Ho-ing pirates!

About this Attraction

Location: Adventureland

Type: Boat ride

Duration: About 7 1/2 minutes

Fastpass: No

Flash photography and video lighting not allowed

Child Swap available

Pal Mickey Interaction

Best time to visit: Early morning or early evening onwards.

Tips & Fun Facts

If experiencing this attraction with small children, seating them towards the centre of the boat may avoid them becoming scared during some scenes.

The Walt Disney World version features 125 Audio-Animatronics figures -- 65 pirates and villagers and 60 animals and birds.
Caribbean Plaza in Adventureland, where the attraction is located, features the Spanish and English architectural styles of the 18th century West Indies.
Flat-bottomed boats that seat 15-18 passengers take guests on a gentle journey through a flume containing approximately 155,000 gallons of water, but beware -- there's a single plunge down a 14-foot chute in darkness, followed by a mild splash.
Paul Frees and Thurl Ravenscroft provided the voice for many of the attraction's colorful characters. The prolific voice artists also can be heard throughout The Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom.
Lyricist X. Atencio supplied the voice for the talking skull and crossbones that delivers an ominous warning to passing guests: "Dead men tell no tales."

Additional Information

Guests using a motorised scooter or ECV must transfer to a wheelchair at the entrance to the attraction. An elevator is available at the unload area for Guests using wheelchairs to exit the attraction.

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Nearby Dining & Shopping

Pirates Bazaar
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Hidden Mickeys

The locks of the jail cells towards the end of the ride are all in the shape of Mickey.

In an area slightly behind the loading dock, there are a group of cannonballs which form a Mickey (one large and two smaller)

In the treasure room look out for the three gold plates.

In the loading area, the lights form a Mickey.

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