How the Pirates of the Caribbean ride came to be

Here's a sweet mini-doc on the creation of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, the last ride that Walt Disney supervised to completion. Pirates, like the Haunted Mansion, was originally intended as a walk-through museum of old-timey stuff, but the advent of robotic props ("audio-animatronics," whose R&D was funded commissions for the NY World's Fair in 1964) was a breakthrough that changed the way Disney's designers thought about ride possibilities.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN THE RIDE PART1 (via Vintage Parks Disney)

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3 Responses to “How the Pirates of the Caribbean ride came to be”

  1. G3 says:

    I thought anyone who was giving us history on Pirates had to now be sitting at a table drinking a beer while he did it?  http://boingboing.net/2013/04/23/debunking-pirate-myths.html

  2. timquinn says:

    I imagine waking one day to find a post here from Cory explaining how he has figured out that Disney is evil and we should all BOYCOTT. Yeah, we’re already there, Cory.

  3. Sagodjur says:

    This just reminds me of how disappointed I was that the song from the ride didn’t play a more prominent role in the first movie. Having Captain Jack mumble the song to himself just didn’t do it justice. 

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