Pirates of the Caribbean is one of those attractions in Magic Kingdom that my family has to ride on every visit. It’s cool on hot, humid Florida days, the lighting is low and easy on the eyes, and the animatronics are still incredible after nearly 42 years of operation.
This summer, the ride was closed for a well-deserved upgrade. Along with a new paint job, the audio animatronic characters were rebuilt and received new costumes, new enhanced special effects including cannons with water-based smoke and strobe lighting for weather effects. There’s also some new scents being pumped in for that extra touch.
Next week, my family and I will be “home” again at Walt Disney World and you can bet we’ll be shouting, “We want the red head!” right along with the pirates.
Do you have a favorite ride in Magic Kingdom? Please let me know in the comment section below!