Pirates of the Caribbean

Adventureland, Magic Kingdom
Reader rating Reader rating 8.9 / 10

Main Details

  • Park
    Magic Kingdom
  • Land
  • Ride Type
    Boat Ride
  • Restraint
  • Thrill Level
  • Ride Duration
    8mins 30secs
  • Pre-Show
  • Post-Show
  • Gift Shop

Queue Details

  • FastPass+
  • FastPass+ Demand
  • Standby Line
  • Standby Wait
  • Single Rider Line
  • Interactive
  • Indoor Queue
  • Outdoor Queue
  • Comfort Level

Ride System

  • Type
    Water Flume Ride
  • Max Drop
    14ft high drop along a 52ft length.
  • On-Board Audio


  • Age
    Children under age 7 must be accompanied by person age 14+
  • Accessibility
    Must transfer to standard wheelchair, and then to ride vehicle.
  • Captioning
    Audio Description and Handheld Captioning

Extra Magic Hours

  • Morning EMH
  • Evening EMH


  • Flash Photography
  • On Ride Photo

Important Dates

  • Grand Opening
    Dec 15 1973

Pirates of the Caribbean is a slow moving boat ride through 18th Century West Indies, where guests get a closeup encounter with pirates. During the major refurbishment of 2006, Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa were added to the ride.


Facts and Figures

  • Opening Date: 15 December 1973
  • Ride Duration: 8mins, 30 secs
  • Ride System: Water ride using flat bottom boats that are propelled throught the waterways with water currents generated from pumps
  • Boat Capacity: 23 guests
  • Waterfall drop: 14 ft high, and 52ft long
  • Volume of water: 155,000 gallons
  • Audio-Animatronics figures: 125


"Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life For Me)" - Music by George Bruns, lyrics by X. (Xavier) Atencio

Voice Credits

Paul Frees voices many of the pirates in the attraction

Skull and Crossbones (JollyRoger) - X. (Xavier) Atencio (removed during the 2006 refurbishment)

2006 Refurbishment

Pirates of the Caribbean underwent a major refurbishment in 2006.
Details of the refurbishment from the Pirates of the Caribbean news updates
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