Photos By: Matthew Bassett
Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean is my favorite ride at that park. Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Walt Disney World version, which is also wonderful, and a must do each trip, but the Disneyalnd version is superior in several ways.
It has a much wonderful opening, taking your boat past the Blue Bayou Restaurant, then through an entire opening sequence featuring several skeletal Pirate scenes the Walt Disney World version doesn't have.
If that wasn't enough, there is a dramatically explosive ending sequence also missing at Disney World.
When I asked Disney historian Jim Korkis what his favorite ride was, I was very happy to have him discuss some wonderful insight regarding this beloved attraction.
For more from this interview with Jim, please check out part's 1, 2 and 3.
We'd like to thank Matthew Bassett for providing the wonderful photos.