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 Davy Jones and some mermaids, 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.
Be on the lookout for Captain Jack Sparrow. He’ll pop up from a barrel, peek from behind a mannequin and at the conclusion of the ride, he’s atop a mountain of booty.
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.
Listen and you’ll hear a familiar song made even more popular by the movie- “Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates’ life for me.”
Guests in wheelchairs must be able to transfer to the ride vehicle.