Pirates of the Caribbean is an iconic attraction that hovers near the top of most Disney-fan’s must-do list. It’s also the final attraction Walt Disney worked on before his death.
The attraction has spawned (virtual) copies at Walt Disney World and all over the world, and even inspired a whole new attraction at Shanghai Disneyland.
Disney Parks Blog says, “Yo ho, me hearties! This Saturday, March 18, marks 50 years of “rascals and scoundrels … villains and knaves” with the anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland park, and we’re planning to celebrate with scoundrels and scallywags alike!
Beginning Thursday, March 16, guests can feast upon special pirate-themed grub at French Market Restaurant, Mint Julep Bar, Harbour Galley, Royal Street Verandah, Cafe Orleans and the one-of-a-kind Blue Bayou Restaurant.
Then the party really sets sail Friday, March 17, and on the attraction’s official anniversary, March 18. Guests will find pirate-themed entertainment throughout New Orleans Square by the likes of Bootstrappers and Lucky the Pirate. They can also plunder limited-edition anniversary merchandise, available in New Orleans Square while supplies last. And ye landlubbers who wish ter talk like a pirate – aye, ye’ll getcher chance … with pirate speak collectible cards. And stay sharp, because there will be even more to discover!”
Check out our piece about Pirates of the Caribbean in our “Disneyland vs. The Magic Kingdom” video: