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Pirates of the Caribbean history

Yo ho yo ho a pirates life for me. Very classic line and everyone knows that song but how many people actually know the history of the ride which prompted the idea of the recent Pirates of the Caribbean movies featuring Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow.

Pirates is in four different parks: Disneyland in California, Walt Disney World in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Park in Paris. The original ride is at Disneyland in California. Walt sadly passed away right before Pirates opened at Disneyland.

Disneyland California:
Pirates was to be a walk through wax museum type of a attraction instead of a boat ride. The ride is located right when you first walk into New Orleans Square. The facade is of the antebellum era featuring the 31 star flag (1850's). When you get to the front of the line you will see a sign over head that says Lafitte's landing which was name for the famous pirate Jean Lafitte. He had fought alongside the US Army at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.…