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Pirates of the Caribbean

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

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Offering a different narrative order that the other Pirates rides, in California, Florida and Japan, Disneyland Paris' Pirates ride includes several unique moments, as well.

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I still think Anaheim's version is superior, but this comes after it.
It's enjoyable and very different from other versions. I laughed quite a bit at the antics of the pirates.
Better than Tokyo and Orlando's, but it's second to Anaheim, and soon Shanghai will have the best.
Pretty good ride. A lot of people say this ride is superior to the Anaheim version of POTC, I say that they are about equal. If I had to pick a winner, Anaheim's version would win. Why? Although Disneyland Paris's version had some great moments, like the Carribean style intro, which is by far superior to DLR's New Orleans intro) and the drop into the battle scene, the Paris version is simply too short. I do prefer having the skeletons at the end, as it sows how the pirates were punished for their actions, but at DLR the skeleton section is very long. This long length really allows the riders to be fully immersed in the ride that is POTC. At DLP, I feel like the skeleton portion is simply a couple scene placed at the end of the ride as opposed to DLR, where I feel like the skeleton portion is a MAJOR part of the ride. Also, I wish DLP had a drop in the dark, as darkness adds an element of surprise. Still a solid ride though.
Having been on all 4 versions I can adamantly say that this is by far the best PotC. Maybe the Shanghai version can best it, but this is the champ for now. Great exterior and interior theming with multiple drops, including as mentioned above, a drop underneath the track to put you into the battle. My only complaint is not hearing the following in English... "Shift yer cargo, dearie, show 'em your larboard side."
As a previous reviewer said, this ride is the best version of the 3. The ordering makes sense here, the scale is grand, and it's almost fun to see the parts missing jack sparrow again.
Also, the layout of the ride is quite interesting with an added show portion in the front half of the ride, and then you turn around and drop underneath the track to go into the scenes down below. Hard to explain but fun!
Excellent family ride, with outstanding scenery. Only negative is the fact, it is a bit too dark at times, so you can't see all of it.
10/10 The best version of the classic Disney ride. Not just simply because it lacks the unnecessary movie tie-in's that the other three versions have; but because they've actually fixed the story here to play out in chronological order. You first see the pirates when they're alive, and then watch as they burn the city to the ground, ultimately blowing the town's arsenal to smithereens and turning themselves into the skeletal remains found in the calming grotto finale. Without Jack Sparrow at the end bragging about his shiny treasure, the ride still manages to provide the original, much more Disney-ish message that "crime doesn't pay." Not the "pillage, plunder, womanize, burn the city and you'll get away with it in the end" message found in the States and Tokyo that Jack Sparrow promotes to all the little kids riding through in their boats as the show comes to a close.
Another great Pirates ride. Really enjoyed the shadow work and swinging pirates.
way better then the wdw version, not sure though if I like it better then the disneyland version.. I agree the story ismore logical in Paris.. but here the ending is the caves with dead pirates..where nothing much happens anymore.. in Disneyland the dramatc build up is better in my opinion
The best Disney dark ride I have personally ever had the pleasure of riding. Pirates in DLP is not to be missed, and will blow anyone away.
Well, Pirates, in all Disney parks is always my favorite dark ride, and this one, happens to be the best 10/10
Despite the majority of it being in French (a langauge I have the basic understanding of), this is still far and away the best version of Pirates of Caribbean at any of the Disney parks. It doesn't matter that any of the movie characters appear as this is as close as you'll get to the original conception of the ride. It has two great but quite short drops in the dark (bit scary for the little ones) but it's the longest version too. Far better than the Orlando one that is just too short IMO.


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