Posts Tagged ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

Magic Kingdom Attractions for Ride Chickens

by on July 25, 2014

it's a small world entrance

The scariest ride… ever?! No drops on this ride, but what if you get stuck? That song… forever?!

Many times, when people talk about planning a trip to Walt Disney World, and more specifically Magic Kingdom, the talk quickly turns to the attractions that are the most exciting. These attractions are generally the ones that have height restrictions, with required restraints to keep you in the vehicle.

As a self-professed ride chicken, there’s a lot of things that give me pause at Disney World: attractions that are so mind-bogglingly scary, I’m not sure how anyone is brave enough to attempt them.

With that being said, there are far more attractions that even ride chickens can handle. There’s obviously a variety of reasons people do not like certain attractions, and for a long time I just assumed my fear was roller coasters. While I still cannot ride huge coasters, I have since realized that I actually can’t handle changing altitudes quickly.

This leaves out most of the flume-style rides, as well as the larger coasters.

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Two Short Magic Kingdom Refurbishments This April

by on January 8, 2014

We want to share with you two very short Magic Kingdom attraction refurbishments that are scheduled to take place this April. They are:

For a full list of attraction, as well as other refurbishments and closures at the Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our Refurbishment Schedule page.

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Movies to Watch Before You Visit Disney World

by on November 20, 2013

For many children, and adults, Walt Disney World can be an overwhelming place, filled with countless new sights, sounds, smells, textures, in an endless stream of stimuli. Sure you can surprise your family with trip to Walt Disney World, but you may have a better overall vacation experience if you give your kids some time to prepare in advance. At-home preparation for you kids might take the form of meeting costumed characters, practicing table manners, or learning to sleep in a particular crib, but one of the easiest, and most effective, ways to get a child ready for a Disney vacation is to show him movies related to your upcoming trip.

Cinderella is a must see before visiting Walt Disney World.

Cinderella is a must see before visiting Walt Disney World.

You’ll have a better understanding and appreciation of what’s happening in the parks if you’re familiar with the stories depicted in what you see there.

Some of these suggestions will be obvious. Your child will no doubt have a better grasp on something like the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor if he’s, you know, actually seen Monsters, Inc. Other suggestions will be more tangentially related to specific attractions, but will give a your kids a greater comprehension of the tone and flavor of Walt Disney World.

As always, use these recommendations with the caveat that you are the best judge of what’s appropriate for your specific child and his current developmental stage. For example, while most preschoolers will adore The Little Mermaid, a child who’s in fear-of-the-ocean mode might have a full-scale meltdown at the sight of Ursula. Similarly, some kids might be ready for a Star Wars marathon at age four, while others will need to wait until eight, nine, or even older. If there’s a movie that you haven’t seen since your own childhood, it might be worth doing a quick preview on your own before subjecting your child to potential overload.

You’ll no doubt note that many Disney and Pixar films are not mentioned on my list (Bambi, Hercules, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Up, etc.). This bears no reflection on the quality of the films, nor on their place in the canon, but rather speaks to their current relative lack of representation at the Walt Disney World parks and resorts. There are also a few non-Disney films listed here because, in my opinion, they do a particularly good job of evoking an atmosphere or time period represented at the parks in a more succinct way than any actual Disney film does.

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Pirates of the Carribbean refurb

by on March 29, 2008

Pirates of the Carribbean will be closed for refurbishment June 5th -18th, 2008.

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Pirates of the Carribben reopens

by on July 5, 2006

Pirates of the Carribbean has reopened at the Magic Kingdom, with soft openings begining on Sunday, July 2nd, and the official opening scheduled for Friday, July 7th.

Wait times are averaging 20-40 minutes throughout the day. Of particular interest is the split queue configuration once you have entered the main building. The left side queue is average 5-10 minutes less wait time due to the fact that an extension of the queue around a fountain just prior to boarding is not being used and thus the queue is physically shorter than the right-side queue.

Outside, a new skeleton-topped ship mast marks the entrance. Also, stroller parking has been relocated to the exterior creating a minor bottleneck during peak periods.

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Captain Jack shows at Magic Kingdom

by on June 23, 2006

Incase anyone wants to learn to be a pirate, a daily show in Adventureland near Pirates of the Caribbean now has Captain Jack Sparrow himself teaching luckey guests how to be a pirate!

Running through the end of 2006, the daily schedule:

11:00AM,
11:50AM,
12:40PM,
1:30PM,
3:30PM,
4:20PM,
and 5:10PM.

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Pirates new Mast visibile

by on June 20, 2006

Reflecting the conceptual artwork shown during press events, the new ship mast which will function as an entrance sign at Pirates of the Caribbean is peaking out from behind construction walls.

The ride will reopen from refurbishment in July with new props and effects to tie the ride into the movie franchise.

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Updated: Pirates of the Caribbean Rehab News

by on May 5, 2006

According to the Disney World website’s “Backstage Pass”, Pirates of the Carribbean will be formally open and operating as of July 7th, 2006. New elements will include animatronic Jack Sparrow and Barbosa along with a Davy Jones effect.

Outside the attraction, Jack Sparrow will be storytelling and interacting with guests through mid-August.

There is a possibility of a soft-opening of the attraction prior to July 7th, but this is not guaranteed and vacation plans should not be based on soft opening schedules.

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Pirates of the Caribbean reopens for Easter

by on April 11, 2006

As expected, Pirates of the Caribbean has opened for the Easter/Passover holidays. It should close again at the end of April to complete its rehab. Should be open again in very late June or early July.

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