Pirates of the Caribbean

Adventureland, Magic Kingdom

  • Main Details

  • Park Magic Kingdom
  • Land Adventureland
  • Ride Type Boat Ride
  • Restraint None
  • Thrill Level Low
  • Ride Duration 8mins 30secs
  • Pre-Show
  • Post-Show
  • Gift Shop
  • Photography

  • Flash Photography
  • On Ride Photo
  • Queue Details

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

  • Grand Opening Dec 15 1973
  • Ride System

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

  • 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

Pirates of the Caribbean closing for refurbishment in February for new auction scene
3 months ago

Pirates of the Caribbean iconic auction scene to be updated with new role for the redhead
8 months ago

On-ride photo coming to Pirates of the Caribbean
8 months ago

VIDEO - A look at the newly refurbished Pirates of the Caribbean
3 years ago

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Pirates of the Caribbean closed for refurbishment Feb 26, 2018 to Mar 18, 2018

Pirates of the Caribbean closed for refurbishment Jun 08, 2015 to Sep 25, 2015

Pirates of the Caribbean closed for refurbishment Dec 17, 2014 to Dec 17, 2014

Pirates of the Caribbean closed for refurbishment Apr 28, 2014 to May 01, 2014

Pirates of the Caribbean closed for refurbishment Jul 27, 2013 to Jul 30, 2013

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