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“Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me”

Posted by purplemary54 on September 19, 2013

Avast, me hearties!  It’s once again International Talk Like a Pirate Day!  So let’s hoist sail, and find some villages to plunder.

Okay, so I kinda suck at talking like a pirate.  But I’ve been listening to this little ditty my whole life, so that’s gotta count for something.

This version is obviously from some Disney television special in the 60s or 70s.  It features clips of the ride from before it changed.  Before Disney got a little worried about the animatronic pirates chasing the animatronic ladies, probably in order to animatronically rape and ravage them.  (Disney addressed this by putting trays of food in the ladies’ hands, and saying the pirates were probably hungry.)

This was also before Disney started basing movies on what is really one of the most popular rides at Disneyland.  (More recent updates have been to add lots of references to Captain Jack Sparrow, and a couple of animatronic Johnny Depps to the ride.)  It’s also the last ride Walt Disney had anything to do with, opening just a few months after he died.  What really gets me is how detailed and fun it is to look at.  Pirates of the Caribbean is the longest ride in Disneyland (from sit down to disembark, not line time), but you never get bored.  It’s probably the most fully realized and intricate ride in the park.  (If you want to take the ride, click here.  But it really is long.)  I always make sure to ride this one at least once whenever I visit.  It’s especially good after you’ve been walking around all day and need a rest.


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