Guest Claims Johnny Depp’s “Twin Brother” Works at Disneyland

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At Disneyland Resort, there is so much to see and do. With the new addition of Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure, Guests can now enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe and meet iconic characters like Doctor Strange, Loki, Spider-Man, and more. At Disneyland Park, Guests can enjoy Sleeping Beauty Castle, the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and more. There are also a lot of characters, such as the Disney princesses, that Guests can meet when they visit.

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In New Orleans Square, Guests can ride the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. Near the attraction, Guests also have the chance to meet Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean films. The character that Guests are able to meet is the Johnny Depp created version of Sparrow. It is no surprise to say that Johnny Depp has played a huge role in many Disney films from the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, to the fan-favorite Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, many Disney fans cannot get enough of Depp and his acting performances.

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Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has become iconic both on screen, as well as in the Disney Parks, including the addition of the Johnny Depp look-alike animatronic on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Magic Kingdom in Florida, Disneyland in California and Disneyland Paris. Additionally, Sparrow is included in the mind-boggling advancements of Shanghai’s version which draws heavily from the franchise.

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Of course, Jack Sparrow is a character, and not directly Johnny Depp, but Disney Parks does model the look, behavior, facial structure, and overall attitude based on the character Depp created. Seeing Sparrow at Disneyland only confirms that Disney is seemingly not planning on removing the character from their parks anytime soon, on the contrary, their actions actually continue to drive the fandom that follows Jack Sparrow.

The similarities are so strong, that some Guests think that Depp has a twin when Jack Sparrow emerges at Disneyland. One Guest saw Jack Sparrow at Disneyland Park recently and said, “I swear Johnny Depp must have a twin brother working for Disneyland…”

I swear Johnny Depp must have a twin brother working for Disneyland… from Disneyland

One Guest spoke about how amazing Sparrow’s costume is, stating, “What’s crazy to me is how they can get Jack’s wig and clothing to look real and worn-in, but half the princesses are still wearing bright shiny Party City-esque wigs and tulle”, and another Guest said, “Yeah, they really nailed the makeup and costume for this character in the parks. It’s amazing how consistent this character looks.”

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When it comes to Johnny Depp’s involvement in any future Pirates of the Caribbean films, the future seems quite bleak.

After Amber Heard wrote a public letter claiming Johnny Depp abused her, things started to take a turn for the actor. Depp lost a case against The Sun, a U.K. tabloid who sided with Heard’s description of what happened, as well as his appeal. Although Heard continues to stand by her original claims, Depp continues to state that they are false. Neither party has been convicted as innocent or guilty, as the trial for the $150 million lawsuit is ongoing. Elon Musk and James Franco are already set to testify.

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Because of the surrounding drama, even though Depp has no conviction, he has taken a large hit to his career. After five films, Disney has given Johnny Depp the boot at Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Depp lost a handful of roles, but none had the same outrage as Jack Sparrow.

Disney fans are able to see Depp’s rendition of Sparrow in the films as well as Disney Parks around the globe and have truly grown to love him. When the news was announced, petitions were formed to keep Depp in the role. Since then, some have said they are going to boycott the franchise, especially once it was announced that Margot Robbie would be taking over a similar leadership “Jack Sparrow” role in the female-led spinoff of the franchise. Now, with Pirates of the Caribbean 6 reportedly in the works, we have wondered who could take over for Johnny Depp.

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Plus, there is so much to see and do at Disney California Adventure Park! Guests can enjoy Buena Vista Street as they walk the roads Walt had in Hollywood, enjoy a hand-dipped corn dog at Award Wieners, Head to Cars Land to enjoy the neon signage and Radiator Springs Racers, check out the new Marvel-themed land in Avengers Campus, where they can meet Spider-Man, Loki, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, and so many more characters. And of course, you have to ride WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: MISSION BREAKOUT. Rock on the Silly Symphony Swings as well, and go catch Jack Jack on Incredicoaster! The list of rides and attractions never ends!

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At Disneyland, there is so much for Guests to enjoy! Now that the mask mandate has dropped for fully vaccinated Guests, Guests can enter buildings without a face covering if they so choose. Walking up to Sleeping Beauty Castle is always a dream, especially when you get to go inside and relive the story of Aurora and Maleficent. Riding classics like “it’s a small world”, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, and more will have you feeling the magic, and craving a churro! Toontown is currently gearing up for a massive change which will be revealed in 2023 with the reopening of the land, and the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Plus, now at Disneyland, Guests can enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run.

Have you ever met Jack Sparrow at Disney? Let us know in the comments below. 

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