Did you know that Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride has been around since 1967?
The movie (and sequels) that we all know and love was actually inspired by the famous ride. It was also the last construction that was supervised by Walt Disney—he died just 3 months before it opened. But his legacy lives on in what is one of our favourite Disneyland Paris rides.
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is located in only four theme parks around the world. Disneyland Paris is the best theme park to visit this famous ride in, as it is the only theme park to steer clear of adding the movie characters to the ride, thus leaving the ride as Walt Disney had intended it.
Family adventure on the Caribbean
On this ride, which is suitable for the whole family (though very young kids might find the dark and explosions a little frightening), you will get to see lots of pirates, swash buckling and a ship wreck. You will also experience action, explosions and adventure in the setting of the Blue lagoon by night.
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride came to Disneyland Paris in 1992 and is still one of the most popular attractions in the theme park. With a cast of 119 state of the art Audio-Animatronics characters, it makes for an excellent family adventure.
4 more Disneyland Paris rides inspired by Disney movies:
Getting 15.7 million visitors every year, Disneyland Paris also keeps it guests (young and old) very happy with other rides based on famous Disney movies:
Toy Story: Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
Inspired by Disney’s Toy Story 2, this ride opened in Discoveryland in 2004. Toy Story 2 was an unexpected hit movie with audiences, grossing over $485 million worldwide. Critics say that it is better than the original so it’s no wonder it inspired this great attraction in Disneyland Paris.
It is based around the character of Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut action figure who believes he is a space ranger sent to save the day. You and your family will also be able to save the day in this 1300mˢ attraction where you can hop on board a space cruiser and shoot at 88 special targets with “laser guns”. See if you can save the Universe and become a “Galactic Hero”! Suitable for all ages, 3+.
Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom: Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril
This is the ride for thrill seekers. It was the first Disney ride in the world to feature an inversion—a part of the ride in which you are completely upside down. Inspired by the 1984 prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark, this Adventureland ride lets you follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones, the famous archaeologist and adventurer as he journeys through the ancient jungles of India.
Hop in a mine car as you twist, turn and plunge your way through jungle, tunnels and booby traps towards the ancient temple to uncover the mystical Sivilinga stone. Not recommended for kids under the age of 8.
Peter Pan: Peter Pan’s flight
Peter Pan’s flight, despite its complex detail was one of the opening attractions at Disneyland California in 1955. This is one of the longest rides at the park and encapsulates the magic of Peter Pan and the famous story of Peter, Wendy and Captain Hook which is over 100 years old. The Walt Disney movie, made in 1953, features the same characters but differs in that it keeps Captain Hook alive at the end as Disney believed the audience would grow to like him.
Take this ride and fly over London at night with Peter Pan to Never Never Land where you will see Captain Hook up to his usual tricks but fear not for Tinkerbell will cover you in magical pixie dust to end the ride. Suitable for all ages, 3+.
Alice in Wonderland: Alice’s curious labyrinth & Mad Hatter’s tea cups
Inspiring two attractions in the Fantasyland part of the park: Alice’s curious labyrinth and the Mad Hatter’s tea cups are perfect for families with little ones. Follow Alice through her curious maze where you will encounter lots of Wonderland characters such as the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire cat and the White rabbit. Then take a ride on the Mad Hatter’s tea cups for a dizzying swirl around in a giant cup. Suitable for all ages.
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