No, Disney Is Not Closing The Pirates of the Caribbean Ride


There has been some confusion as of late about Disney closing the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction down at either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. I know where the misunderstanding is coming from and it’s easy to clarify and debunk the misconception/rumor.

No. Disney has not decided to close down the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction. While it is possible they eventually make changes to the attractions regarding characters like Johnny Depp’s, Captain Jack Sparrow, if they make new films and remove him. The attraction itself will likely remain mostly the same.

Where is this rumor coming from?

It’s likely coming from an article discussing the closure of a “Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction” that is factually accurate but has a misleading headline.

The actual article is about an attraction called “The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow.”

This was a short-lived, walk-through attraction that was at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from December 6, 2012 – November 6, 2014.

It was in a building that is no longer there as it had been removed to make way for the entrance to Toy Story Land.

Factually, yes, Disney did remove a Pirates of the Caribbean attraction that was in place at Walt Disney World. But rest assured, it is not the actual attraction that you know and love from Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom.

Here is a video of the original attraction from Attraction Magazine on YouTube.

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