Attraction Stats

Location: Adventureland, Magic Kingdom

Type: Boat Ride

Length: 10 Minutes

Audience: Kids, Teens, Adults

Open since December 15, 1973

4 Stars Out of 5 Rating

A Great Attraction, Worth A Moderate-to-Long Wait

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In Pirates of the Caribbean, passengers follow the adventures of Jack Sparrow and witness the life of a pirate. See iconic scenes and hear the classic sounds in this flagship ride. While this ride is friendly to all ages, the subject matter, presence of darkness, and a short drop might scare some more timid guests.

Tips and Trivia

  • Want a bonus Fastpass to Pirates of the Caribbean? Complete two missions in A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasure of the Seven Seas, an interactive scavenger hunt that you can play in Adventureland. You get a Pirates Fastpass for completing your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th missions. If you want to maximize your Fastpasses at Magic Kingdom, save your 3 Fastpasses that you book in advanced for other attractions, and use A Pirates Adventure to earn this treasured FP.
  • This ride inspired a series of Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which then in turn inspired new additions to the ride.


When someone thinks of a ride at Disney World, chances are Pirates of the Caribbean is going to be one of the first two or three that they think about. It’s for a good reason. This beloved boat ride provides unique and entertaining visuals, mixed in with a bit of humor. While the ride was recently updated to include scenes and characters from the popular movie franchise, much of the initial charm of the ride remains. This is a must-experience ride just for its iconic nature to new guests to the park. Your mileage might vary for repeat visits, as it is not the most exciting ride out there. However, a trip to the Magic Kingdom is not complete without one boat ride. Yo ho!

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