Yo ho! Some new Pirates of the Caribbean merchandise has sailed into Walt Disney World. We spotted a pirates-inspired slap band at World of Disney in Disney Springs, a kids’ cup at Zuri’s Sweet Shop in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and a bottle with a bag at the Emporium in Magic Kingdom.
Pirates of the Caribbean Slap Band – $9.99
The slap band is blue with images of Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Daisy, and Donald dressed as pirates. These designs match the recently-released Pirates of the Caribbean pin set.
“Pirates of the Caribbean” is on the back.
Between the images of Mickey & Friends are a treasure chest, jolly roger, music notes, and keys.
The keys are just like those held by the dog at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Pirates of the Caribbean Kids’ Cup – $14.99
The cup is a translucent blue with a pink lid.
“Yo ho! A Pirate’s Life For Me” is on the side in shades of pink. “Pirates of the Caribbean” is below.
Liquid is in a layer between the interior and exterior with Mickey heads floating inside.
Mickey himself is pictured swinging from the rigging of a pirate ship.
A silicone pirate flag is on the pink straw.
Pirates of the Caribbean Bottle with Bag – $34.99
This bottle is more aimed at adults than the cup. It comes in a brown pleather bottle bag with a detachable, adjustable strap.
On the side of the bag is “Pirates of the Caribbean” in a circle around a skull and crossed swords.
The bag has bronze clips.
The bottle itself is a brown stainless steel, with a bronze-gold cap and bottom.
“Pirates of the Caribbean” is printed down the side.
The rest is covered in images of the pirate skull and swords.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Disney just announced that Peg-Leg Pete would be returning to Magic Kingdom after a long absence, this time at a new Pirates of the Caribbean tavern.
Walt Disney originally conceived of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction as a walkthrough wax museum. The idea evolved to become a boat ride and it opened in Disneyland in March 1967, just a few months after Walt’s death.
The original attraction has 630,000 gallons of water, 53 animal audio-animatronics, and 75 human audio-animatronics. Blue Bayou Restaurant overlooks the beginning of the ride.
Pirates of the Caribbean wasn’t an opening-day attraction at Magic Kingdom because the Walt Disney World Resort was so close to the real Caribbean that the company thought it wouldn’t be of interest to Floridian guests. They were proven wrong, however, and opened the second Pirates of the Caribbean in Magic Kingdom in 1973.
Versions of the ride have gone on to open in Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Shanghai Disneyland.
The ride also spawned the hugely successful “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise, which began in 2003 with “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” There have been five films so far, with more planned.
Watch our Pirates of the Caribbean ride POV from Magic Kingdom:
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