Just recently, Walt Disney World Guests got to experience Pirates of the Caribbean with the lights on as they were evacuated off of the dark ride!
Many Guests travel to Walt Disney World to experience the one-of-a-kind rides the theme parks have to offer. However, sometimes things do not go according to plan and the rides can breakdown or experience technical difficulties. Some Guests call these special events and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities as they get to see some of the behind-the-scenes of how Disney rides operate.
Recently, some Guests experienced one Magic Kingdom dark ride with the lights on as they got evacuated off of Pirates of the Caribbean.
@thedisneymovieguy posted two videos to TikTok yesterday (July 2) — The first, showing a video of the Pirates of the Caribbean boats at a standstill with the lights on! This is a rare sight to see as Pirates of the Caribbean is considered a dark ride, meaning most of the lightning is very dim to set the mood.
In the first video, which you can view below, the TikTok user writes “Getting evacuated off of Pirates of the Caribbean in Magic Kingdom!” along with the caption:
Really the coolest place with the lights on! #disney #disneyworld #pirates #magickingdom #castmember #fyp #fun #disneyparks
@thedisneymovieguy posted a follow up video in reply to another TikTok user (@heathaweatha312), which shows Guests riding Pirates of the Caribbean with the lights on for a few moments before they went back out again. It seems as though this video was taken first, prior to the lights coming back on and then Guests being evacuated.
He captioned this video:
Reply to @heathaweatha312 This was when they were still trying to get the ride going, fooled everyone! #disney #disneyworld #pirates #magickingdom #fyp
It seems as though whatever was the cause of this evacuation has been fixed as Pirates of the Caribbean is currently operating.
More on Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean is considered to be a classic attraction at the Disney Parks. In case you have never had the chance to ride it, 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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