TIMELINE: A look back at the history of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

Pirates of the Caribbean opened in 1967 at Disneyland Park and it was part of the dawning of a new era in theme park entertainment. It would go on to inspire similar attractions at Disney Parks around the world and eventually the popular film franchise.

To celebrate the recent reopening of the attraction this past weekend, we have a great timeline of the attraction’s history, courtesy of Disney.

January 3, 1965

Walt Disney talks about models for the forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean attraction on an episode of “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” called “Disneyland 10thAnniversary.”

March 18, 1967

Pirates of the Caribbean attraction has a soft opening for guests of Disneyland.

April 19, 1967

Official Grand Opening ceremony of Pirates of the Caribbean attraction takes place at Disneyland.

December 15, 1973

Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opens at Magic Kingdom Park, Florida.

April 15, 1983

Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opens at Tokyo Disneyland Park.

April 12, 1992

Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opens at Disneyland Paris.

June 28, 2003

Disneyland hosts the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” the first in a series of highly popular films inspired by the attraction.

July 9, 2003

“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” opens in theaters.

June 24, 2006

Disneyland hosts the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” Additionally, Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland Park re-opens after a lengthy refurbishment in which characters from the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” films were added into the attraction.

MORE INFO: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Red Carpet Premiere

July 7, 2006

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” opens in theaters. Also, “Pirates of the Caribbean” film characters added to the Magic Kingdom Park attraction.

May 19, 2007

Disneyland hosts the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” the third film in the series.

May 25, 2007

“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” opens in theaters. Additionally, Disneyland’s Tom Sawyer Island re-opened as Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island with the addition of themed elements related to the film franchise.

May 7, 2011

Disneyland hosts the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth film in the series.

MORE INFO: Inside and In Depth: Black Carpet World Premiere for “Pirates 4”

May 20, 2011

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” opens in theaters.

June 16, 2016

Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure attraction and Treasure Cove themed land open at Shanghai Disney Resort.

May 26, 2017

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth film in the series, opens in theaters.

June 8, 2018

Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park returns with new storytelling magic in two new scenes.

MORE INFO: WATCH: Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean updates with new show scenes

Author: Joey Inigo

I have been a part of MouseInfo.com since 2003. I enjoy visiting the Happiest Place on Earth and am happy to talk about Disney Parks all day long.

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