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Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I went on one of my favorite rides and as I went along, somehow I had forgotten the news that mermaids had been added to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride – and I am hearing most people did not know either. So, I wanted to share with you my experience so you can be better prepared and on the lookout for the mermaids on your next “POTC” trip.
So, there I was riding along with my group and I began to hear the voices of mermaids singing. I thought to myself, is that new? Then I saw mermaids swimming in the water, and I KNEW that was new. So, I said to my group they have added the mermaids to Pirates of the Caribbean! And all of a sudden the coolest part popped up, the skeleton of a mermaid. Normally, I would not think a skeleton was “cool” in any way. But, the Disney Imagineers did a great job of making the skeleton believable as a mermaid and really help seal the deal of mermaid representation in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I know that the mermaids are part of the story now, but I think Disney needs to be given a standing ovation on this one. Not only did they add the mermaids into the ride fairly quickly they also did it just subtle enough where you are looking for it and then are delighted with it!
A new attraction is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow will officially open on December 6th, though in normal Disney fashion there will be a soft opening sometime in late November. This new attraction will engage visitors in all the adventure you can imagine that goes with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series.
When you visit Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, you will journey deep into an eerie lost grotto, where a mysterious pirate skull puts you to the test to see if you have what it takes to set sail with the legendary Captain Jack Sparrow. Along the way, you must face all the perils of a pirate’s life as their favorite moments from the films come to life before your eyes.
It is always a great day at Disney but a new adventure makes it even better! Are you planning on visiting Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow on your next Walt Disney World vacation?
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (pics.chipandco.com)
- Mermaids now appearing on Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World Resort (chipandco.com)
The Mermaids of Whitecap Bay, recently made their debut at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. You can spot them early on in the attraction’s grotto scene, where you can spy a mermaid skeleton and possibly even catch them swimming alongside your boat. You can also hear a mermaid beckon you with her siren song just before your drop into the pirate battle. Additional rockwork and props have also been added into the Dead Man’s Cove scene.
This isn’t the first time something from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise has debuted at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Famous faces from the film, including Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Barbossa, and most recently the ghostly apparitions of knaves Davy Jones and Blackbeard, have all materialized over the years.
Which addition has been your favorite? Tell us in the “comments” section below.
- The Pirates League at WDW: It’s A Pirate’s Life for Me! (chipandco.com)
- Tall Ship Used in Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Abandoned; Two Crew Members Still Missing (chipandco.com)