While both Disneyland and Walt Disney World are home to some truly iconic rides and attractions like Splash Mountain, Peter Pan’s Flight, Space Mountain, and the Haunted Mansion, few compare to the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean.
While this ride is featured at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, many would argue that the original Disneyland version is the perfect iteration. Things aren’t always perfect, however, and in a video shared on social media, one Guest got trapped singing “a pirate’s life for me” probably one too many times.
In a video posted to TikTok, Jace (@jayqhuelin) shared their experience of being stuck with Captain Jack Sparrow for 40 minutes as boats continued to pile up. See the full video below:
The Guest also claims that this was “karma” for “cutting the line”. Whether this means they used Disney’s new Lightning Lane or actually cut the line we are unsure, but getting stuck on a ride for close to an hour could be seen as a decent punishment for actually skipping the line. Many Disney attractions get stuck like complex Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Expedition Everest, and even the Disney Skyliner, and it’s always fun to see what goes on behind the scenes when Guests are “lucky” enough to be evacuated.
Pirates of the Caribbean is one of Disney’s most prized attractions and features so many iconic characters and scenes. The ride even spawned the huge Pirates of the Caribbean film series starring Johnny Depp as the lovable Captain Jack Sparrow.
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A Pirate’s Life for You
Strike yer colors! Your adventure begins in a shadowy bayou, where you’ll board a weathered barge. Plunge down a waterfall in the dark and float through the spectral world of Pirates Grotto. Dead men tell no tales—but they guard their treasure for all eternity.
Navigate cannon fire between a fort and a 12-gun galleon. Glide into port and behold brazen buccaneers drunk on pillaged plunder. Skulk past the well-armed lass who commands a colorful auction of villagers’ goods.
Sing along as sea roving scalawags serenade you with their classic shanty, “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me).” Witness flames engulf the town and pass prisoners trapped in their jail cell, doggedly trying to escape.
Keep a spry eye out for sly Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbeanfilm series, as he schemes to get his hands on the spoils.
If ye be seekin’ adventure, ay—you’ve come to the proper place!
Over 50 Years of Pirates at Disneyland Park
Pirates of the Caribbean is considered one of the most immersive attractions ever created for a theme park.
When Walt Disney originally designed the attraction in the 1950s, he imagined it as a wax museum and a walk-through adventure. However, after the success of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, Disney and his team of Imagineers decided that Audio-Animatronics—Walt’s latest animation technology—was the most imaginative way to tell a rousing pirate story.
On March 18, 1967, Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland Park. Thanks to the highly detailed scenes, lavish special effects and memorable characters, the attraction earned rave reviews and has remained a beloved classic ever since.
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