In case you weren’t aware, many Disney Parks attractions have large show buildings. These show buildings are a necessity to house an attraction that lasts as long as, say, Splash Mountain, The Haunted Mansion, or Pirates of the Caribbean without taking away from the attraction’s facade.
Basically, rides such as Splash Mountain or Pirates of the Caribbean need a lot more space to tell the full story, but utilizing giant industrial-looking buildings are, of course, not pleasant to look at and will take away from the theming that Disney is known for. So, in order to make this work, these show buildings are often hidden from Guests’ views to preserve the Park’s magic.
Even though you cannot see these show buildings while standing inside the park — you can see them from a bird’s eye view!
Thanks to professional photographer and pilot, Jonathon Salazar, we can see the show buildings — yes plural! — that Pirates of the Caribbean utilizes at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Salazar (@thedisneypilot) took to Instagram to share an aerial photo of Magic Kingdom along with the caption:
Welcome, to the Magic Kingdom. ?✈️
*Cues Jurassic Park them song* ?
?Hi friends! It’s been a while, but life has just been incredibly busy! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying life and the parks!
?In this photo, you can spot a couple unique(hidden) backstage spots at the Magic Kingdom! ?Comment below with what you find! ?
?Have a Magical Day!
Within the photo, on the left, you will notice not one but two show buildings that are utilized for the popular Adventureland attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean.
We took a screenshot of the aerial photo shared by Salazar so that you can more easily spot what we are referring to, which you can see below.
Pirates of the Caribbean is not home to just one show building, but two show buildings. When Guests experience the small drop within the attraction, they are brought into a second show building so they can experience more of the “pirate life”.
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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