Are you heading on a voyage to Disneyland this weekend? Or even this year for that matter? Well, if you are, you better be on the lookout for pirates, rascals, and scoundrels.
Saturday, March 18 is the 50 year anniversary of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland park. And in true Disney fashion – there is a celebration to pay due respect to this iconic piece of Disney history.
The festivities kick off on Thursday, March 16. Guests can enjoy special pirate-themed grub at the French Market Restaurant, Mint Julep Bar, Harbour Galley, Royal Street Verandah, Cafe Orleans, and of course, Blue Bayou Restaurant.
In case you don’t already know, the Blue Bayou Restaurant is actually located within the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. You can have your meal (they are famous for their Monte Cristo sandwich) while you watch guests float past in their boats.
But the party really gets going on Friday, March 17. Guests will find pirate-themed entertainment throughout New Orleans Square by the likes of Bootstrappers and Lucky the Pirate. The one and only time I was able to visit Disneyland, I stopped and watched the Bootstrappers perform for a solid 15 minutes. Trust me, they are a hilarious group of ruffians!
Guests will also find limited-edition merchandise in New Orleans Square.
Here’s a fun trivia fact! The iconic Pirates of the Caribbean attraction first opened at Disneyland on March 18, 1967. Since then, it has gone on to thrill guests at Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Shanghai Disney Resort. Truly, these Pirates are world travelers!
If you can’t make it Disneyland this weekend, you can celebrate in your own way at home. Perhaps you could host a movie night, or have a Pirates of the Caribbean movie marathon weekend. Cook up a dinner of fish and chips and you have a pirate perfect event!
Which part of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is your favorite? Let me know in the comments! I personally love “We Wants the Redhead!”