Pirates of the Caribbean opened March 18, 1967, just three months after Walt Disney's death and was the last Disneyland attraction of which he participated.
My step dad's brother, got his Masters Degree in mechanical engineering in 1965 in TX. After moving to Pasadena, CA he was working at a firm that was hired to do the A/C and plumbing for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.
There are 630,000 gallons of water, 53 audio-animatronic animals and birds, and 75 audio-animatronic pirates and villagers in the attraction, and it takes three days to empty and refill the "bayou" for renovations.
The original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland park, which inspired a global phenomenon and launched a highly popular film franchise, adds new magic in 2018 with a new scene. Fans from the attraction’s early days may hear a familiar voice as a pirate shares the cautionary tale of a cursed treasure as they pass a swashbuckler caught in a booby-trap.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".
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