Wow, I can't believe it has been 44 years since this ride opened. Today is the anniversary of the opening in 1967. This was the last attraction that Walt Disney personally supervised before his death. I can remember going there as a kid and seeing the big hole with all the steel supports in it. I couldn't wait for it to open.
The popularity of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies has made it more popular as well, especially since they added Captain Jack Sparrow.
A trip to the park is not complete without riding Pirates at least once. Hope you all can do it soon.
Have a Magical Day!