Pirates of the Caribbean
“Yo ho, yo ho!” The ride that inspired the movies is a slow, dark cruise through a subterranean world of Audio-Animatronics pirates (including Captain Jack Sparrow and Barbossa) and the townsfolk they plunder. Enjoy scene after riotous scene and fun special effects while riding in new boats. Captain Blackbeard and the Mermaids are the latest additions. Lines can be long, especially on hot days because you get to wait in a cool cellar. Take the left line—it’s shorter. You aren’t likely to get wet, but seats can be damp. The scene that depicts women on the auction block is being replaced with a new scene that shows townspeople lined up to surrender their valuables when the ride closes for routine maintenance in 2018. The "redhead" will remain, but will become a rifle-slingin' pirate. Transfer from ECV to wheelchair and transfer from wheelchair. Alex’s ToddlerTip: “Scary! I” Alex’s KidTip: “It’s dark and there is a drop ... and you can sometimes get wet.” Allie’s TeenTip: “Very cool! I love Jack!”Get a full copy of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook here.
Ages: Ages 6 & up
Thrill Factor: Gentle drop, dark, scary to young kids
Average Standby Wait: 30-60 min.
Bonus: This attraction is open during Evening Extra Magic Hours
- Must transfer from ECV
- Must transfer from wheelchair
- Seating type: bench with backs
Also Known As: Pirates
PassPorter's Ratings for Pirates of the Caribbean
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A not to be missed attraction for our family.
Principesa gave this a rating of 9 on 08/23/2016 at 5:59:49 pm EDT
This was disappointing -- the Disneyland version is far better.
Never Enough Mickeys gave this a rating of 6 on 07/14/2016 at 5:22:46 am EDT
My favorite ride, the one is Disneyland is better.
shelbscov gave this a rating of 9 on 07/01/2016 at 1:21:41 am EDT
It is a great ride. I like Disneyland's version better. Although I like the mermaids in this version. It is a classic.
DisneyKimber gave this a rating of 7 on 06/30/2016 at 5:53:51 pm EDT
The ride broke down while we were waiting in line, but luckily we were able to come back later. Definitely a classic "must see" when visiting the park.
Espeon200 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/30/2016 at 2:04:05 pm EDT
Beware of sitting in the front seat of the boat. We did and got completely soaked.
Horace Horsecollar gave this a rating of 8 on 06/30/2016 at 11:54:41 am EDT
Love the updates they did to go with the movies
BethC gave this a rating of 10 on 06/30/2016 at 10:23:34 am EDT
I like the ride (who doesn't!) but I hate the drop! My family teases me about my fear of drops, & this ride has one.
Pawleys4 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/27/2016 at 8:57:20 pm EDT
A must do classic. We do this at least once each time we're there.
RandyF1979 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/26/2016 at 8:16:05 pm EDT
A must-see ride. The figures are very life-like. My 70+ parents LOVED this ride. My 9 yo nephew loved this ride!
Dopeyhornet gave this a rating of 10 on 06/26/2016 at 3:29:28 pm EDT
Disneygirl288 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/25/2016 at 8:49:55 pm EDT
Love this, a must do for my whole family!
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 10 on 06/24/2016 at 12:01:53 pm EDT
Classic ride that I love to get on but Fastpass + has caused the lines to become unusually long
2babiesandthemouse gave this a rating of 8 on 06/20/2016 at 10:54:27 am EDT
Probably my favorite in the Magic Kingdom! Almost never a long wait and even 'long' waits are so much fun!
Peanut_mommy gave this a rating of 10 on 06/19/2016 at 2:20:57 pm EDT
Classic Walt attraction. Fast pass + has made the lines too long. Never used to wait more than 20 minutes. They should play clips of the movies if the line gets long like Universal does with the Minions or Harry Potter.
MissyMouse70 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/18/2016 at 9:39:08 pm EDT
This is a classic and a must do every visit. Great chance to relax and cool off on a hot day!
CountryTink gave this a rating of 10 on 06/18/2016 at 9:25:28 pm EDT
This is a true Disney classic. A must do. It wouldn't be a trip to Disney without it.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 10 on 06/18/2016 at 5:10:59 pm EDT
Our daughter fell in love with this ride on our first visit, and we rode it 3 times that year! We love the props, and Captain Jack Sparrow in the scenes keeps it entertaining! Water rides are our favorite, and it is a nice ride to cool off in during the heat of the day!
JKDenn gave this a rating of 10 on 06/17/2016 at 3:51:34 pm EDT
It is one my favorite classic rides.
Papa Jim gave this a rating of 10 on 06/17/2016 at 2:48:01 pm EDT
One of the best rides in the park!! It's one of the first things we ride when we get there.
chelynnah gave this a rating of 10 on 06/17/2016 at 12:34:23 pm EDT
Must do every trip, we love everything about it. The music and attention to detail are great. We love the cool, the dark, and it's a nice long ride.
KateLovesDisney gave this a rating of 10 on 06/16/2016 at 11:22:13 pm EDT
I don't get why everyone loves this so much.
MaryPoppinz gave this a rating of 5 on 06/16/2016 at 11:00:53 pm EDT
This is a fun ride that has more appeal now with the popularity of the movies. I only rate it a 7 because it does not measure up to the original in California.
Princess Sleepy gave this a rating of 7 on 06/16/2016 at 10:58:06 pm EDT
Must do every time
ashlvsq2004 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/15/2016 at 11:18:43 am EDT
A must do for me. Great to rest and cool off
tinae159 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/15/2016 at 1:35:59 am EDT
Arrrrrrr you ready for some fun? Hop on this classic ride with updates from the latest set of movies!
krajewskim gave this a rating of 10 on 06/14/2016 at 11:20:55 pm EDT
Have to ride this several times each trip. In the heat of the summer it is a great place to cool off.
Dopey Girl gave this a rating of 8 on 06/14/2016 at 9:47:23 pm EDT
A must do for every trip! Great for everyone.
aat912 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/14/2016 at 4:23:22 pm EDT
Wonderful ride! So many people think you are really outside!!
SueinNH gave this a rating of 10 on 06/14/2016 at 3:08:51 pm EDT
This is one of my favorite rides and our must do! It is usually our first ride of the trip! Great animatronics!
disneydreamer33 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/14/2016 at 12:53:09 pm EDT
The theming, soundtrack and everything about this ride make it an absolute classic and must-do for every trip and every age!
EvaKi gave this a rating of 9 on 06/14/2016 at 11:00:44 am EDT
2nd most favorite ride! Classic Disney! What's not to love!
MPoppins77 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/13/2016 at 6:51:26 pm EDT
Always... several times if possible...
ths2wllpas gave this a rating of 10 on 06/13/2016 at 6:26:32 pm EDT
you see something new every time you ride
handette gave this a rating of 9 on 06/13/2016 at 2:33:19 pm EDT
Always a must do!!
cbate717 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/13/2016 at 2:24:01 pm EDT
A favorite every time!
mommabelle gave this a rating of 8 on 06/12/2016 at 9:11:38 pm EDT
Can be scary for young children.
plutofan4 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/12/2016 at 5:26:24 pm EDT
Humorous ride! Good place to cool down too.
jodistrock gave this a rating of 8 on 06/12/2016 at 9:44:19 am EDT
We love this classic ride. Sometimes it can be a bit tippy and you can get a bit wet.
dutchdisneyfamily gave this a rating of 8 on 06/11/2016 at 10:08:28 pm EDT
Great ride, but breaks down soooo much.
nvrtoooldforthemouse gave this a rating of 8 on 06/11/2016 at 1:55:22 pm EDT
It would be wonderful if the queue was changed so that you could use your ECV/wheelchair in the line.
Wintersong gave this a rating of 9 on 06/11/2016 at 12:14:07 am EDT
Liked it better before they put in the "make sure you get wet" part of the ride
GrandmaBloemer gave this a rating of 7 on 06/10/2016 at 7:51:11 pm EDT
This isn't only a must-do, it's a must-do again, and again, and again!
CaptainSpalding gave this a rating of 10 on 06/10/2016 at 7:32:56 pm EDT
One of our favorite WDW rides!
MINNIEsota MOUSE gave this a rating of 10 on 06/10/2016 at 3:57:49 pm EDT
Not bad, not great either. Definitely a ride you have to do once and then decide for yourself is its worth more. I usually do it once a trip.
loveariel gave this a rating of 7 on 06/10/2016 at 3:35:26 pm EDT
I have always loved this ride.
Sandy Mouse gave this a rating of 8 on 06/10/2016 at 1:27:01 pm EDT
Another classic ride we never miss going on!
Debbie1868 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/10/2016 at 10:26:35 am EDT
Never miss this one. Fun for all ages.
jseneca21 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/10/2016 at 7:20:25 am EDT
Classic ride, we always enjoy it.
Big G gave this a rating of 9 on 06/07/2016 at 9:49:26 pm EDT
My first Disney ride in my life was opening day on this ride. Sitting next to my Grandfather. And I tear up now when I get in with my son. I love the whole thing but the ships are amazing.
Loridove gave this a rating of 9 on 06/05/2016 at 6:21:38 pm EDT
An always must!! But the one at Disneyland is much better!!
markL gave this a rating of 9 on 06/05/2016 at 4:42:33 pm EDT
Always a fun ride. Tip: hold on to your hat. Shortly after leaving the queue, the boat does a small 'hill' into the water. You will lose that new hat you bought! Fortunately, they have plenty of shops who will sell you a new one.
Missi gave this a rating of 8 on 06/04/2016 at 5:10:05 pm EDT
Doesn't compare to Disneyland's version which is our home park. Still a classic though and will always ride it when we visit the MK.
thelivlloyds gave this a rating of 6 on 06/03/2016 at 8:18:19 pm EDT
DebbieJoyce gave this a rating of 10 on 06/03/2016 at 4:24:28 pm EDT
Classic attraction, can't go to the park without going on it.
AeroScott gave this a rating of 9 on 06/03/2016 at 3:44:08 pm EDT
Classic and a must for me. Though long lines, it moves.
Grooviamommy gave this a rating of 9 on 06/03/2016 at 3:28:37 am EDT
Classic, must do attraction!
amouse9 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/03/2016 at 1:40:31 am EDT
Another must see and not too frightening
KDevines gave this a rating of 7 on 06/02/2016 at 11:55:03 pm EDT
A must-do classic, even for this old feminist. :-) I like the additions of characters from the films.
Williextreme gave this a rating of 8 on 06/02/2016 at 8:18:49 pm EDT
One of my favorites! Tons of fun and a great way to get out of a wet or hot Florida day.
MiquiMom gave this a rating of 10 on 05/30/2016 at 7:25:35 pm EDT
Classic Disney. This ride is a must-do on every trip!
mikeserin gave this a rating of 8 on 05/30/2016 at 7:01:53 pm EDT
One of our favorites!
mom2three23 gave this a rating of 9 on 05/30/2016 at 5:16:09 pm EDT
Basic old Disney, super cool ride, and goes well with the movies. I enjoy the updates!
lisasport gave this a rating of 5 on 05/30/2016 at 1:08:27 pm EDT
Quintessential Disney. Particularly love the music.
mbbowen gave this a rating of 8 on 05/30/2016 at 9:44:37 am EDT
My favorite ride in MK.
mickey mema gave this a rating of 10 on 05/29/2016 at 10:53:11 pm EDT
Having been to Disneyland's and having seen the video of the Shanghai version, I now get cranky riding WDW's abbreviated ride.
Marie the Cat gave this a rating of 7 on 05/29/2016 at 5:32:09 pm EDT
A must do, at least twice! So many things to see, such detail. Barbossa & Captain Jack to boot!
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 9 on 05/29/2016 at 10:23:01 am EDT
Its a good place to go to cool off
DisneyDreamer0610 gave this a rating of 6 on 05/29/2016 at 1:44:50 am EDT
A must do classic, great theming
Victor gave this a rating of 9 on 05/28/2016 at 8:54:08 pm EDT
Excellent all around!
goofyboysmama gave this a rating of 9 on 05/28/2016 at 3:49:02 pm EDT
We all love this ride
lintom gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 11:00:07 pm EDT
A must do on every trip!
KMB733 gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 6:52:52 pm EDT
Good ride, fun characters
cutiepie gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 4:30:26 pm EDT
This is a must-do ride for us on every trip. It's not scary, at all, and it's just a trip down memory lane.
ElizaMargo gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 4:26:26 pm EDT
desi1951 gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 2:57:01 pm EDT
Loads of laughs
txtink gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 12:15:04 pm EDT
A must do. If you get the front row - you will get wet!
NAM111 gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 11:35:36 am EDT
MayraLR gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 11:24:58 am EDT
A must do each trip
Rob0519 gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 10:53:00 am EDT
One of my favorite rides! Can't beat a classic.
zettarooski gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 9:14:11 am EDT
Another of our favorites. This is a must do for our family big and small.
CEK40 gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 8:59:01 am EDT
What can I say, Pirates is always on the top of my list to ride when at Magic Kingdom. It never gets old!
christiniap gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 8:32:46 am EDT
A family favorite - one of the best beat-the-heat queues in the park!
Ms Minnie gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 7:54:07 am EDT
A classic! This is a must-do for my family each and every visit. Don't miss
MmichelleM gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 7:21:12 am EDT
Enjoy this ride but have not been on it since the refurb.
Babby58 gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 7:18:42 am EDT
It's a classic and worth the standby wait.
Ms. Earson gave this a rating of 8 on 05/26/2016 at 11:55:14 pm EDT
One of our favorite rides!
gardengalWDW gave this a rating of 9 on 05/26/2016 at 11:35:47 pm EDT
“A pirate’s life for me!” | photo by LilianesTales
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