Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate’s life for me! Today we visit one of my ab-fab attractions, the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. As a kid growing up in Michigan, I always wanted to visit Disneyland, but I never got there when it opened in 1955. My family did, however, visit California in 1967. Okay, so I missed the opening by a dozen years, but fortunately I was there when the Pirates ride first opened in California. (It didn’t open in WDW until 1973.) Years later, I had the pleasure of actually working on the ride at a Disney Christmas party, so I got to don a pirate outfit and wander around the attraction with a cast member. (I remember crossing a bridge, and someone in a passing boat looked at me and commented that I looked very realistic. Hah!) So draw your cutlass and join me as we plunder this Spanish town!
All right, just one more addition to this blog, and I’ll be finished with WDW. Check back soon!