Monday, March 18, 2013

Did you know Pirates of the Caribbean opened 46 years ago today?

Here are a few fun facts about my all-time favorite ride at Magic Kingdom:

Pirates of the Caribbean opened in Disneyland on March 18, 1967 and it was the last attraction overseen by Walt Disney. He passed away three months prior to its opening date. It was originally going to be a walk-through wax museum attraction. The ride has been replicated in three other locations: Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World (as pictured above), Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. There are slight variations at each location. The ride is best known for its theme song, "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirates Life for Me", which you'll find yourself singing long after you get off the attraction.