Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me…


In preparation for the upcoming premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides, Disneyland is offering a new pirate experience in the Festival Arena at Disneyland. The area has been transformed to resemble Blackbeard’s ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. On Friday-Sunday nights from March 25 – May 29, plus Monday, May 30, and every night from April 15 – May 1, there will be a special 3-D sneak peek preview of the new movie, which opens in theaters May 20. Following a pirate training session, Jack Sparrow will introduce the extended preview. According to the Disneyland web site, the sneak peek is: “an interactive stage event featuring state-of-the-art projections, 3D film sequences and special effects that include bursts of flame, dramatic sound effects and theatrical lighting.”

A selection of pirate merchandise, for both scurvy scoundrels and winsome wenches, will be available at merchandise carts in the arena area. A food cart will offer mugs of grog, a spiced concoction including orange, guava, pineapple and passion fruit juices. And it will also include a glowing cube.

We’ll have more information and photos after we have a chance to experience it for ourselves.


Laura Gilbreath is a native of San Diego, CA. She has been making the trek up Interstate 5 to Disneyland since she was a small child and terrified of talking tikis and hitchhiking ghosts. She and her husband Lee enjoy trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as well as sailings on the Disney Cruise Line.

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