Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial closing at the end of the month

Sep 17, 2018 in "Pirates of the Caribbean"

Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial is coming to a close at the end of the month.

The show will have its final performance on September 29 2018.

Taking place in Adventureland just outside Pirates of the Caribbean, the show takes new pirate recruits on some sword fighting training with Captain Jack himself.

The closure comes alongside a wide-range of cutbacks throughout Walt Disney World, driven by reduced attendance this fall season.

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Article Posted: Sep 17, 2018 / 9:02am ET
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SpectroBroSep 30, 2018

It’s a “face” performer.

Disstevefan1Sep 30, 2018

in my opinion, in this case, it's poor business to make your guests wait 180 minutes.

Cast Member VoiceSep 30, 2018

I wonder if it's just face Jack Sparrow and not equity Jack? I was under the impression they don't like paying Equity's rate anymore and are nixing a lot of Equity performers.

SpectroBroSep 30, 2018

Jack Sparrow started doing M&Gs today.

VJSep 30, 2018

The final show. Gotta say, I'll miss it, but this was a nice send-off.

Phil12Sep 22, 2018

If Captain Jack Sparrow would have danced, he'd still be there:

JoeCamelSep 22, 2018

Thought this was a Jack be gone thread?....

ThelazerSep 22, 2018

Maybe AK can finally go back to being a half day park again.

RSoxNo1Sep 21, 2018

Rivers of Light's fans were dwindling down to friends and family of the performers so this should be the final nail in the coffin for the show.

cjkeatingSep 21, 2018

This is big news for ROL fans... do you mind searching for the Rivers of Light thread (or starting a new one) and posting this news in there?

JoeCamelSep 21, 2018

Could we hope they scrap the show and rework to something "better"

dreamfinder912Sep 21, 2018

To answer my own question all RoL performers have been cut and will disappear at the end of this month as well. Hopeful word is they may be "seasonal" and I'm gonna choose to cling to that hope.

tk924Sep 18, 2018

Profits before people. The mission statement of corporate America.

John park hopperSep 18, 2018

I can remember WDW in the 80's and 90's crowds were nothing like they are today yet the parks were fully staffed and live entertainment was the norm and they still made a profit. So what has changed that Disney sees fit to cut staff/entertainment etc ? Could it be greed for the all mighty $$$$$$ at the expense of the guests and staff. Yes, Disney is a business --a business based on guests; IMO it seems counterproductive to cut the very services which is the basis of your business.