Pirates of the Caribbean Is CLOSED in Magic Kingdom

Have you ever been in line for a ride when all of a sudden it breaks down?

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You’re not alone! Ride closures are a normal part of visiting a Disney World theme park and they can happen at any time. As much as you plan to have the “perfect” vacation, things will not go 100% the way you expected them to. That happened for guests in Magic Kingdom when a couple of popular rides closed.

We see rides suddenly close all of the time in Disney World so it is something you should expect when visiting the parks. This happened on March 13th when we noticed that Pirates of the Caribbean was closed.

We passed by Pirates of the Caribbean where we saw Cast Members standing out front saying the ride was closed for technical difficulties. The Cast Member we spoke to said they hope to reopen the attraction, but they did not have a timeline for when that could happen.

Pirates is currently closed

A few minutes later, we got a notification that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was down. There is still a wait time listed for the coaster, though.

Screenshot from My Disney Experience app

This is a temporary closure and the time it takes for the ride to get up and running again varies on the issue. If you’re in the park, keep checking the My Disney Experience app to keep updated.

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What ride was closed on your last Disney World trip? Let us know in the comments!

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7 Replies to “Pirates of the Caribbean Is CLOSED in Magic Kingdom”

  1. Just got back from WDW. Have been going every other year since 1984. Never have we ever experienced so many breakdowns and closures as this trip. At Epcot test trac, spaceship earth,Rattatouie where down for the count and Guardians of the galaxy broke down just as we were about to get on. Needless to say the day was a bust ☹️ In the magic kingdom Big Thunder mountain was out of action. We got stuck on the haunted mansion for 35 minutes. Space mountain was closed numerous times. We also got stuck on the new Star Wars ride for 30 minutes. It truly was an unmagical experience.

  2. Again, Paycheck’s concept of making money was increasing prices and decreasing costs. Maintenance and up keep
    took a huge hit under him and things aren’t back to normal yet. Until Paycheck, I had been to WDW 62 times.
    Any sort of breakdown was extremely rare! Walt would be so disappointed…

  3. We were at Hollywood Studios last Sunday and had 3 different rides break down while we were in line!
    On Thursday we’re at Magic Kingdom and Space Mountain was closed for a large part of the day.

  4. Peter Pan
    Under the Sea We were on this one, and it made three more stops before we finished the ride.
    Haunted Mansion.
    We felt that that was too many, so we have not been since. We used to go a lot.

  5. I have been to Disney World 2-3 times a year since 1985. There was ONE time when a ride was down when we were in line: Snow White shortly after it opened. Your article made it sound like a common occurrence. It is not. Of course it can happen but is more rare than often.

  6. If you compare Pirates at WDW to Pirates at Disneyland CA it’s only about half as good as the CA ride. I was very disappointed and surprised when I went on it the first time. After all, WDW is SUPPOSED to be better in every way to other Disney parks. Nope.

  7. Clearly, the breakdowns are caused by the lack of proper maintenance of the equipment. This is increasing and it is only a matter of time until someone gets killed. Over the years, I have been to WDW and never experienced a ride breakdown until in the last few years. The Disney Magic is gone and the State of Florida needs to step in and put a halt to the breakdowns or close the parks.