The next Pirate invasion hits Disney theme parks on April 21

April 7, 2017, 9:27 AM · Pirates of the Caribbean might be the biggest theme park franchise in entertainment history, so of course Disney will not miss the opportunity to promote the heck out of its upcoming Pirates movie in its parks.

Starting April 21, the Disneyland Resort will screen a preview of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in the Sunset Showcase Theater in Disney California Adventure's Hollywood Land. (That's the old Muppet theater that's become Movie Preview Central at DCA.) At the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the preview will screen in the One Man’s Dream attraction. (The California screenings will be presented in 4D.)

Disney's also showing the preview on all four of its Disney Cruise Line ships — which if could get a little too uncomfortably meta if you think about that too hard. Isn't watching a pirate movie on a cruise ship a little like watching an old "Airport" movie on a flight?

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens across the United States on May 26, which between this, Pandora, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout is shaping up to be the biggest weekend of the year for Disney theme park fans. If you're not hyped enough already, Disney's also using the occasion to give away a combo Disney Cruise Line/Walt Disney World vacation. Here's the info:

Contest ends at 9am PT on April 30. You can enter once per day via Twitter or Instagram by posting a pirate-inspired photo with the hashtag #PiratesLifeSweepstakes.

Replies (4)

April 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM · Robert wrote: "Isn't watching a pirate movie on a cruise ship a little like watching an old "Airport" movie on a flight?"
Could be. A long time ago, when there was one screen for everybody in a plane, I was in a flight where the movie was "Firefox" (with Clint Eastwood, it ends with a dogfight between two russian fighter planes!). The mood was quite... uneasy...
April 7, 2017 at 3:58 PM · No, it would actually be Titanic or the Posidon Adventure.
April 7, 2017 at 5:04 PM · Watching Disney's "Pirates" movies on a cruise ship would be like watching "Airplane!" in-flight.

Now if Royal Caribbean screened "Captain Phillips", there might be some angry tweeting...

April 8, 2017 at 6:23 PM · Will the Pre View stop at Film Start or can I see it during my Mid June visit?

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