Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Since i am unable to make it to Disneyland for the POTC celebration, i thought it would be fun to celebrate it in my own way by watching all four Pirates of the Caribbean movies and of course making some pirates themed snacks.

So to start off the celebration Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The movie was released June 28, 2003..Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geffrey Rush, Kiera Knightly and many more amazing actors and actresses to bring the movie to life.

In order to conceal Johnny Depp’s many tattoos, clothes and smears of charcoals were used to. In the movie the “Jack Sparrow” tattoo  was fake but Johnny got a real replica tattoo after finishing the film in honor of his son Jack.

The tattoo Orlando Bloom got on his right wrist during the Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001) is covered throughout most of the film. It is visible during the Sword Fight in the blacksmith shop when Will raises his sword to parry after Jacks line “you’re not a eunuch, are you?”and again when below the decks on the Interceptor where Elizabeth reveals that she took the medallion and Will realizes it was his blood the pirates need to lift the curse-you can see it just as he reaches to touch the medallion on her chest.

The world premier of the movie was located at Disneyland Resort in California, home to the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction on June 28, 20013. This was the first ever movie to premier at Disneyland.

The ship that was used as the HMS Interceptor is an actual ship, the “Lady Washington” and is the official tail ship ambassador of the state of Washington. She can also be seen in Star Trek: Generations (1994) and was used as a reference for the RLS legacy in Treasure Planet (2002). It can also be seen in the show “Once Upon A Time” as Captain Hooks ship “The Jolly Roger”

The final cannon shot during the Black Pearls siege of the town, billows into a Mickey Mouse head shape against the night sky.

The film was such a success that Disney closed their POTC attraction at Disneyland and WDW to update them. The new storyline of the attraction is  Captain Barbossa chasing Jack Sparrow, both were added to the ride in the form of animatronic.

Disneyland opened the updated attraction June 26, 20016 just two days after the world premier of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest, while WDW opened its new attraction on July 7, 2006

Just like in 2006, Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean is under renovation so I’m thinking it got a bit of a spit shine and maybe some added features special for the 50th anniversary and possibly for the newest movie coming out? But we will see soon enough. I just want to get my hands on the gold churros and beignets!



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