In the Spotlight – Pirates of the Caribbean

Welcome to “In the Spotlight: Pirates of the Caribbean”!  This is obviously the first ITS (In the Spotlight), so I’ll tell you a little about it first.  In the Spotlight is where I will feature a certain ride; I will give you facts, tips, and more about that certain ride.  With that being said, let’s see what we have for today.

  • POTC opened on December 15, 1973
  • Pirates was not originally planned to be in Walt Disney World, because it wasn’t exotic enough
  • POTC is said to be the last ride Walt Disney personally worked on
  • The song “A Pirate’s Life for Me”, which plays through the ride, was writeen by Xavier Atencio
  • In the Auction scene, watch the pirate shoot over at the other side of the river.  The “La Cantina” sign swings back and forth, apparently being hit.
  • The queue and begining of the ride, you are in the Spanish fortress “El Castillo – Torre del Sol” or “The Castle – Fortress of the Sun”
  • Pirates actually tells a story in a real order, instead of having random scenes
  • In 1999, the attraction was made more “politically correct”, by having the women chasing the pirates, instead of the other way around
  • On July 7, 2006, POTC officially re-opened, after the refurbishment adding Captain Jack Sparrow to the scenes