To put it simply, there's no better dark ride out there than Pirates of the Caribbean. It's proved itself time and time again to be the best of the best when it comes to an attraction that can be enjoyed by all the family.
That's not to say Kilimanjaro Safaris' is poor, far from it. But as with Soarin' and Tower of Terror yesterday two very good attractions have been put up against each other in an early round and unfortunately it has to be Kili.
Pirates is just a plain awesome ride. The themeing is wonderful! And the song is great too. It just makes me happy, even though the last time I got a little wet. 'Course, that makes it all the more real!
The Disneyland version of Pirates is far superior to WDW's version - I think the Safaris are better than WDW's Pirates, but not as good as DL's Pirates--which helped launch an entire genre of rides. ;)
Killmanjaro Safaris is one of the best designed and thought through attractions Disney has ever made with there literally being a different expereince each time you go. Also, they are able to create a realistic looking African Savanna and you would never know that the Animals are actually "enclosed" in areas/exibits. I think its tough to compare to POTC because KS is younger and is more of an "update" to another classic Disney Dark ride, the Jungle Cruise!
I gotta go with Pirates just because the "story" in Kilimanjaro Safaris is pretty dumb now, but is made up for with the animals.
Also, if we were comparing Kilimanjaro Safaris and WDW's POTC, then it would be no contest with Kilmanjaro winning, but DL's verson is a million times better!
On that note, I couldn't choose either, even though I've ridden them both. I think they're evenly matched.
Kilimanjaro's ridiculous storyline flaw is matched by Pirates' boat pile-up flaw.