Category Archives: Pirates of the Caribbean

Five-year old boy injured on Disneyland Paris Pirates ride


Disneyland Paris Pirates of the Caribbean Ride

A five-year-old boy was in a Paris children’s hospital on Thursday after being “seriously injured” at the Disneyland amusement park near the French capital. Iban, who was with his father, fell out of a boat on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, according to RFI.

During the ride, the boy leaned back and somehow fell out of his boat and was   hit by another just behind. The child’s father immediately jumped out to   recover him, but not quick enough to prevent the accident, according to the Telegraph UK. Continue reading

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Disney’s $250M Lone Ranger movie could be as big a bust as John Carter


Lone Ranger Sucks

The Lone Ranger” can’t seem to ride away from scathing reviews from critics, with some comparing it to Will Smith’s 1999 epic disaster, “Wild Wild West,” according to CBS.

The $250,000,000 film is currently hovering at 22% on film review site Rotten Tomatoes, according to the Business Insider. Continue reading

Limited Time Magic at Disney includes pirates and other villains


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Are you ready for Disney’s “Pirate Week?”

Disneyland has some fun Limited Time Magic surprises planned for the next few months, including “Pirate Week” and “Unleash the Villains.”  Here is their official press release about these events:

For a Limited Time Only! Disney Parks Rolls Out the Unexpected with Weekly Surprises, Delights for a Little Extra Magic

Guests will find an extra sprinkling of pixie dust each week when they visit Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts in 2013. Continue reading

What happened when Johnny Depp stayed at the Pirates of the Caribbean suite?


Capt. Jack Sparrow Painting

Did you know that there is a Pirates of the Caribbean Suite at the Disneyland Hotel?  I was working at Disney when they opened the suite.  In fact I got to meet the designer who dreamed it up and shocked her when a Disney engineer and I took readings and found out that some of the brass fixtures in the new suite had too much lead content.

But the real shocker was finding out that there was once a portrait of Johnny Depp, as Captain Sparrow, in this suite.  Why it was removed is quite a tale.  Apparently Depp stayed in the suite one night and he called the front desk the next morning in a bit of a fury.  He was not happy that the painting of him had been hung in the suite without his permission – and it had to be removed!

But that’s not all. Continue reading