It wouldn't be a #PiratesLifeEvent without a Disneyland Pirate adventure! Our group headed to Disneyland for a day of fun in the happiest place on Earth! First stop: Pirates of the Caribbean. The ride that started it all.
Pirates of the Caribbean recently celebrated its 50th anniversary! It opened in 1967 and has inspired versions of it at five Disney Parks worldwide. Plus five movies! Is there any other ride that can boast that? I don't think so!
If you have never ridden the Disneyland Pirates, you are missing out on a lot of fun! There is something magical about the original ride.
The Disneyland Pirates is actually longer than the Disney World version. You begin by floating through a swamp like Tia Dalma's before hearing that ominous warning, “Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
Look familiar? This inspired the scene in On Stranger Tides, where Jack visits Ponce De Leon's ship looking for the chalices.
Pirates Fact: Pirates of the Caribbean was the last Disneyland attraction Walt Disney personally supervised.
50 years. You would think they would give up on getting those keys.
Second stop was to see what our favorite super heroes and ex-cons of the galaxy are up to.
Over in California Adventure it is time to hero up with the Summer of Heroes!
Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: BREAKOUT is now open! I watched the videos and wow! It looks amazing! And I'll say it, I don't think I will miss Tower of Terror. Sorry guys.
Super Hero Encounters: All year long, we, the citizens of Terra (Earth) can hangout with the coolest tree in the galaxy! Hey there Groot! Plus Captain America, and Spider-Man might swing on by to greet guests.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!: Star-Lord joins the party with his awesome mix of music. Even Groot is there to show off his dance moves! I wonder what it is like to dance with a tree?
Limited Time Summer of Heroes Experiences: (May 27 through Sept. 10 2017)
Avengers Training Initiative: Black Widow and Hawkeye assemble young recruits to see if they have what it takes to join the Avengers. If this is similar to Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial and Jedi Training Academy, I want to do it too!
Heroic Encounter: Black Widow: Black Widow joins guests throughout the day in an armored Avengers vehicle for her heroic encounter with park guests.
Grab a Piece (or Bite) of the Action: Special themed merchandise, plus food and beverage items, will be available throughout Hollywood Land.
I think this east coaster needs to head back west soon! I want to dance with Groot and hangout with Captain America!
As night fell, my anticipation grew. I was finally going to check off another Disney Bucket List item: World of Color.
The show blew me away. It reminded me of what it felt like seeing Fantasmic at Disney World for the first time when I was younger. Just wow.
And a special Pirates of the Caribbean section? It's like they knew we were coming!
I was invited by Disney for a special press trip to share my experience of Pirates with my readers. All opinions are my own.
That day was such a blast!!! Sadly no Johnny on the Pirates ride 🙁 But loved Hyperspace Mountain and Cars Racers!
Thanks for all this great info. We are heading to Disneyland this summer!
What a fun time you had. I miss Disneyland. I so need another trip back so I can explore all the new things they have. I so want to ride the Guardian ride.
I never thought about it, but that is a long time Pirates has been around! Maybe someday I’ll get to see it in person!
My little guy is totally pirate obsessed. We’ve ridden the pirate’s ride in Orlando, but not yet at Disneyland. We hope to make it very soon!
This was my favorite ride when I was little! We went to Disneyland for the first time with my kids last summer and they loved this ride as well!
I’ve been to Disney before, but I have to admit that I didn’t go on the Pirate’s ride. I’ll have to next time, it looks like tons of fun!
I really had no idea that the Pirates of the Caribbean ride has been around that long! I love visiting Disney and it sounds like you had a fantastic time!
That looks like so much fun! I love the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise!
The last time I went to Disney was almost 30 years ago. I need to go back and visit the new features.
This would be a blast! I love all things Disney. I haven’t been to Disneyland in years. I need to get there.
They’ve added so much since I was there as a kid. I need to take my son. I love your little Funko Pop Jack Sparrow
I haven’t been to Disneyland in so long, but I vividly remember Pirates of the Caribbean being one of my favorite attractions. I especially love rides that Walt himself was personally involved with!
Helene Cohen Bludman
That was always one of our favorite rides. 50 years, wow!
We are hoping to go to Disneyland again this winter. I am so excited to see the Pirate adventure.
Omg! This looks like so much fun! My boyfriend made me catch up with all the movies within the last 2 years and now I’m hooked. This would be a perfect date for us!
So many fun attractions! I love Pirates of the Caribbean too!
I love a good Disney trip. This summer is exciting with all that going on in the parks.
I love Pirates of the Carribean! I’m looking forward to seeing the movie this weekend. Your post reminds me that I need to fit in another trip to Disneyland this summer. When my daughters were younger we took them to Disneyland here in California, to Disney World in Florida, and to Paris Disney in France. Hands down, Paris Disney had the best version of the Pirates of the Carribean ride. You enter a fairly expansive pirate village with an adjacent restaurant and the ride is embedded within. So beautiful! 🙂
How cute and funny to visit! You sure had great time here!
This is such great info. I’ve wanted to go back and see this. It looks like so much fun and all kinds of awesome attractions to see while visiting.
Ana De- Jesus
I had no idea that Pirates of the Caribbean was the last ride that Walt personally supervised! How amazing that it just celebrated its 50th year!
I wanted to visit Disneyland since I was a kid and now I do have a kid and didn’t visit yet! What a fun place I hope this year I get the chance to try all the fun.
Amazing! I love Disney and I haven’t been there in a while. It would be so nice to experience this attraction with the kids!
I can’t wait for our Disneyland trip in July! It would be super amazing and the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is something to look forward to for sure.
It looks like you had a lot of fun. I haven’t been to Disneyland and if I do I will try it.
I hope we get to enjoy Disneyland as much as you! Although we are heading just to the HK park. I hope we also get a chance to visit Disneyland there!