An Inside the Magic reader reached out to let us know that an animatronic had fallen over on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Magic Kingdom while she was riding the attraction. By the time she got off of the ride, the attraction was listed as temporarily closed.
My Disney Experience reflects the temporary closing of the attraction as seen in the screenshot below.
The Inside the Magic reader told us that the one animatronic was was at about a 75 degree angle falling forwards. When she asked a Cast Member if the ride was shut down due to the animatronic, they joked and said “yes, it looks like he had a bit too much rum.”
At this time, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction remains temporarily closed. Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get new information.
More on Pirates of the Caribbean
The official Disney World website describes this classic attraction as:
Board a weathered barge for a treacherous voyage to the 17th century, when rowdy rogues and ruthless rapscallions ransacked Caribbean seaport towns. Sing along as pirates serenade you with their anthem, “Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me).”
Sail past haunted Dead Man’s Cove. Navigate cannon fire between a Caribbean fort and a striking 12-gun galleon. Behold boisterous buccaneers drunk on the spoils of plunderin’ as flames engulf a seaside town.
Be sure to keep a spry eye out for Captain Jack Sparrow, from The Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Ye beware, mateys: Dead men tell no tales!
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