me hearties yo ho! Take a boat trip through the rough seas and villages of the Caribbean. An action packed voyage through secret caverns, sea
battles and treasure troves. One of the most enjoyable rides in the whole
Dead men tell no
tales... but they might bring back some cool attraction video - see below!
Intercot Tip:We recommend
riding at night as
lines are usually shorter then. Since the advent of Fastpass+, standby lines
for this ride tend to be on the longer side. The queue, although long, is a
great place to cool off during peak daylight hours in the summer.
The Walt Disney World attraction features 125 Audio-Animatronics figures --
65 pirates and villagers and 60 animals and birds.
Caribbean Plaza in Adventureland, where the attraction is located, features
the Spanish and English architectural styles of the 18th century West
Flat-bottomed boats that seat 15-18 passengers take guests on a gentle
journey through a flume containing approximately 155,000 gallons of water,
but beware -- there's a single plunge down a 14-foot chute in darkness,
followed by a mild splash.
Paul Frees and Thurl Ravenscroft provided the voice for many of the
attraction's colorful characters. The prolific voice artists also can be
heard throughout The Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom.
Lyricist X. Atencio supplied the voice for the talking skull and crossbones
that delivers an ominous warning to passing guests: "Dead men tell no
Pirates of the Caribbean first opened at Disneyland in 1967 and continues to
delight guests today. According to Disney archivist Dave Smith, many guests
still consider it their favorite theme park attraction.
The Disneyland attraction originally was conceived by Walt Disney as a
walk-through exhibit until the 1964 World's Fair presentations created by
WED Enterprises (now Walt Disney Imagineering) paved the way for a more
sophisticated kind of three-dimensional storytelling known as
Veteran Disney animator and Imagineer Marc Davis created hundreds of
humorous pirate drawings during the attraction's development in the early
1960s, sketches that Disney sculptor Blaine Gibson helped bring to life as
The jaunty theme song by lyricist X. Atencio and composer George Bruns, "Yo
Ho, Yo Ho; a Pirate's Life for Me," sets the attraction's light tone with
its tongue-in-cheek depiction of high-seas lawlessness:
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We pillage, plunder, we rifle and loot
Drink up me 'earties yo ho
We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot
Drink up me 'earties yo ho
Rehab Photos: (click on any thumbnail to enlarge or tour photos by
clicking on the first)
Video of the ride prior to the addition of Captain
Dead Men Tell No Tales (:10)
Parrot Spiel (2:31)
Boarding the ride
Dead men still play chess
Steering the ship
Escape from jail? Nice doggie!
We wants the redhead
Yo Ho a pirates life for me
New Page 1
INTERCOT Insider is a twice monthly email
update with tips and
To subscribe, enter your email address: