Theme park wayback machine: Original promotional cards from Pirates of the Caribbean
Written by Robert Niles
I want to thank Theme Park Insider reader Richard Croft, who submitted photos of these 1966 promotional cards for Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean, which were released before the ride opened. What a fun look back at one of my favorite attractions!Tweet
Pirates was the first ride I ever kept my mother from riding. When the ride opened in early 1967, my parents visited Disneyland to go on it. But back in those days, pregnant women were not allowed to ride, and since I was due in October of that year, well, I kept my mom from going on Pirates until my first Disneyland visit, a couple years later.
Any other old timers care to share an early memory of Pirates?
If you have some fun and interesting items of theme park memorabilia (old maps, tickets, photos, etc.), let me know and we'll feature them on Theme Park Insider's home page.
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