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Pirates of the Caribbean

Theme Park Ride / Attraction
Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista
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  • Undercover Tourist
    "mood by singing along to “Yo Ho"(7 Tips)
    Greenleaf A.
    "Yo ho yo ho a pirates life for me"(4 Tips)
    Mike S.
    "Classic ride - captain jack sparrow looks scarily like Johnny Depp."(8 Tips)
    Kristine R.
    "Find Captain Jack Sparrow hiding throughout the ride!"(4 Tips)
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  • Tammy
    TammyOctober 16, 2015
    Arrr! One of the coolest rides ever! The Jack Sparrows look so real, it's quite scary. PS, TURN OFF YOUR FLASH WHEN TAKING PHOTOS. AND JUST SHUT UP DURING THE RIDE. JUST SHUT UP. Let the pirates sing.
  • Dara S.
    Dara SorensenFebruary 8, 2013
    People, please STOP using flash cameras! Be considerate of others and just enjoy the ride instead of taking mediocre pictures and ruining the ride for others. Thanks!
  • Briana R.
    Briana RoseFebruary 2, 2014
    Watch out for the Octopus that comes out on the right hand side of the boat in the large open water room. You will get wet when he splashes his tentacles!
  • Lisbet C.
    Lisbet CrawfordApril 4, 2012
    This ride requires you transfer to a manual wheelchair if you use an ECV so be sure to go with a companion if you can't push yourself. If it is a walk on and you can do it just walk
  • Chelsea H.
    Chelsea HudlowOctober 4, 2011
    They switched Davy Jones with Blackbeard for the new movie, and it's fun to look for the hiding Jack Sparrow throughout the ride. Make sure you sit in the front if possible, easier to hear everything.
  • Heather
    HeatherMarch 10, 2013
    My husband and I took our 2 year old on it and she enjoyed it as well. There is a dip on the ride that we weren't aware of so I think there should be a warning when you have little ones.
  • Josh v.
    Josh van HulstDecember 19, 2013
    It was really neat to see! They characters movement was pretty cool! I love the fog machine creating the waterfall effect as the boat goes through
  • Lane K.
    Lane KMay 9, 2015
    Warning! If your boat is weighted unevenly and you're on the side that's being weighed down in the front then prepare to get wet! Never ever gotten wet before on this ride, but this time I was SOAKED!
  • Sasha .
    Sasha 🌺December 29, 2013
    My fav ride! Been coming to it for over 15 years! Love the renovations & addition of Jack Sparrow. If you are taking pics - turn *off* your flash! :)
  • Dale A.
    Dale AndrewsFebruary 21
    First half of the ride is a bit scary for the toddlers - darkness and skeletons and foreboding music. But it could be my fave in Magic Kingdom? This or Haunted Mansion.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HegerNovember 20, 2012
    This highly demanded attraction from Disneyland almost didn't make it to Disney World. Though this may not be as good as the DL version, it is still one of the best themed areas in Adventureland. Read more
  • Travis C.
    Travis CooperAugust 2, 2012
    If you're really particular about views, try the left side of the boat where the "action" predominately happens.
  • Lori M.
    Lori MasucciOctober 24, 2015
    A family favorite. Appropriate for kids of all ages. There is one small drop along the way. You may get slightly splashed, but not too wet.
  • Bethanne B.
    Bethanne BabbsMay 11, 2015
    A great ride and queue for a break from the heat! However, some young children may find the beginning scenes with the skeleton and cannons a little intense.
  • jiresell
    jiresellFebruary 19
    The addition of Jack Sparrow to the ride a few years ago was genius. Best scene is the drunken pirate in the mud puddle with the pigs!
  • Tirtha D.
    Tirtha DAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    An all time classic and popular but the line never seemed very long. Liked to finish my magic kingdom experience with "pirates" so to leave with a "dead men tell no tales" feeling.
  • The Transit Navigator
    The Transit NavigatorJanuary 1, 2012
    A great ride for people of all ages (especially those who have seen the movies)! Be advised, there's some slightly "rough waters" at the very beginning.
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KellerMarch 15, 2015
    Great ride for the whole family! Caution: you get far wetter on this ride than I remembered!
  • Gregory S.
    Gregory SchwenderFebruary 4, 2015
    Fortunately, the recent additions of Jack Sparrow were done sparingly and tastefully. The ride is still as I remember it as a child.
  • Debra P.
    Debra ParmaFebruary 13, 2015
    The new mermaid song in the beginning is super creepy. I love this ride, but I still get freaked out during the beginning of it.
  • Scott D.
    Scott DMarch 26, 2014
    My favorite ride in my favorite park. Please no flash photography, it spoils the ride.
  • Rusty V.
    Rusty Van PraagJanuary 9, 2015
    A Disney classic! One of the most enjoyable ride in the park, however you may get a little wet.
  • Steve "Gigs" .
    Steve "Gigs" 🐧April 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    While exiting the ride via the gift shop, watch for sugar buzzed runaway toddlers with toy swords. Your groin will be most grateful.
  • Jaimie B.
    Jaimie B.January 10, 2013
    Flash photography is frowned upon for two reasons: it blinds fellow ride goers and results in poor quality photos. If you want to take pictures, be considerate and shut your flash off!
  • MiKe M.
    MiKe McDonoughNovember 28, 2014
    Great ride, especially with the Jack Sparrow upgrades. Too bad that its prone to break downs.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew G.August 31, 2014
    Bring a bottle of rum and take a swig each time you see Captain Jack Sparrow. Savvy?
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Bob A.
    Bob AdamsFebruary 14, 2016
    Great ride. I have loved it since the first time I rode it on my honeymoon 26 years ago. It is a very amusing ride.
  • Wesley D.
    Wesley DavenportMay 7, 2012
    Yo, ho Jacksons! If ye be brave or fool enough... Ah, I forget how the rest of it goes. yada, yada... A Pirates LIfe for Me, err, you.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel ThompsonJanuary 1, 2013
    My favorite attraction in all of Disney World. A must see for all Pirates fans.
  • Kristine R.
    Kristine RoskoJuly 24, 2016
    Yo ho, yo ho! Find Captain Jack Sparrow hiding throughout the ride! Water ride (log flume) in the dark. Great animatronics. FastPass+ recommended.
  • Clarissa M.
    Clarissa McDanielOctober 1, 2016
    Ride it multiple times. There is so much to see. You will notice different things each time.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SeilbackAugust 21, 2014
    Classic ride - captain jack sparrow looks scarily like Johnny Depp. Sit on left if you want to get a little wet
  • M A.
    M ALDossaryAugust 24, 2014
    Great Ride, you will enjoy it even if you dont like the movie.
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerMay 9, 2015
    Great ride that spawned a series of great movies. Usually, it is the other way around.
  • Bebo G.
    Bebo GonzálezFebruary 6, 2015
    Same old pirate robots from the old ride -like 20 years ago- converted on "Pirates of The Caribbean... Nice ride to grab some air conditioning though.
  • Jessi W.
    Jessi WJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    There is a special place in hell for anyone who takes flash pictures on this ride. Don't do it because it ruins the experience for anyone around you.
  • Liz A.
    Liz A.July 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're going to take pics, for the love of god TURN OFF YOUR FLASH!!!! it's annoying to everyone on the attraction.
  • Sharon L.
    Sharon LovoyNovember 3, 2013
    Great ride to take when you are tired and want to get out of the sun. Plus it is fun!
  • Kristen H.
    The restroom here is one of the best in the Magic Kingdom! Look for it to the left as you're exiting into the gift shop.
  • Aundrea S.
    Aundrea SmithDecember 28, 2015
    Don't put all the weight in the front or else its similar to Splash Mtn. I had to ring out my socks!!
  • Pat M.
    Pat MoroneyAugust 15, 2012
    Go early and then catch the be a pirate show outside. Little boys love the pirate experience.
  • Aurora M.
    Aurora MooreFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best restrooms in a theme park! Big and clean and nice smelling
  • Lee S.
    Lee SimpsonOctober 10, 2015
    They recently spruced up this ride so if you've ridden it in the past, give it another go.
  • Allie
    AllieNovember 26, 2013
    Would never recommend this for a child 3-7 if they don't like rides or hack sparrow a lot. Terrified the 5 year old and she liked most of the other stuff we went on. Also the drop was scary for her.
  • Letícia M.
    Letícia MachadoJanuary 25, 2015
    Great ride, go if the line is 50min or less, more than this, doesn't worth the time..
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen MalzoneApril 15, 2013
    When Jack Sparrow is wearing a hat, it's not a robot - it's the real Johnny Depp! He does that when he comes here with his family!!!!!
  • Emmy L.
    Emmy LindforsSeptember 11, 2013
    These new boats take on a lot of water. Beware if you sit in the front. It gets a bit splashy.
  • Jenni F.
    Jenni FreiburgerApril 23, 2013
    Just because you have a nice camera and money doesn't mean you can ruin the ride with your flash for the rest of us- we all paid the same amount to be here let us enjoy it too!
  • Wai Kit L.
    Wai Kit LaiOctober 6, 2015
    Agree with the comment. Keep the dark and no flash. Good ride, but not worth to spend a fast pass or queue 1 hour for it.
  • Ethan
    EthanOctober 4, 2012
    This ride is awesome and has pirates. No further tips are needed.
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