Happy 50th Anniversary Pirates of the Caribbean!

March 18, 1967…50 years ago today Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland was born. The last ride Walt Disney personally looked overbore his death in December of 1966 and it was almost a walk through wax museum, but in 1964 since Its A Small World and Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln the wax museum was forgotten about, and instead making it a boat ride. Unfortunately Walt passed before it was completed.

There are over 120 audio animatronics on POTC ride, which is a mixture between human and animal.

The film characters added to the ride were all voiced by their original characters. Some of the rides original audio-animatronics are voiced by Paul Free who is also known as the Ghost Host in the Haunted Mansion.

Imagineers thought that fake skeletons were unconvincing so they bought real skeleton from UCLA medical center and used those instead, unfortunately all but one have been removed.

The original voice of the skull on the wall was X Atencids.


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