Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom

Beginner’s Guide: Pirates of the Caribbean at Disney World 2022

Pirates of the Caribbean is a popular ride at Disney. It is one of my kids’ favorite rides at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Here is a beginner’s guide to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World. Below you will find everything you need to know about the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Magic Kingdom.

Pirates of the Caribbean ride
Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World

What is Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Ride?

Pirates of the Caribbean is a very popular ride at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. It is located in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland. Pirates of the Caribbean is an indoor boat ride that inspired the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”. You will encounter animatronic pirates including characters from the movie such as Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa. It’s a family-friendly boat ride but some small children may be frightened because the ride takes place in the dark.   

How Long is the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride?

Pirates of the Caribbean ride is approximately 7.5 minutes long. 

Is there a Long Wait to get into Pirates of the Caribbean Ride?

Yes, there is usually a long wait time to get on the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride. I suggest you go first thing in the morning when the park opens or towards the last two hours of the day.

Is the Standby Line for Pirates of the Caribbean Indoors or Outdoors?

The standby line of Pirates of the Caribbean takes place indoors. It is an air-conditioned waiting area. Be aware that the waiting area may feel like a dungeon which may scare some children. 

Is Pirates of the Caribbean Ride a Lightning Lane Ride?

Yes, Pirates of the Caribbean is a Lightning Lane Ride. 

Check out my Beginner’s Guide to Lighting Lane at Disney World

How Long is the Wait in Pirates of the Caribbean Lightning Lane?

When you get on the Pirates of the Caribbean Lightning Lane, the wait is minimal. You pretty much go straight to the ride. 

How Do I Buy Pirates of the Caribbean Lightning Lane?

You can buy Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane on the day of your visit to the park. You can then start to make your first Lightning Lane reservations at 7 am.

Does the Lightning Lane for Pirates of the Caribbean Sell Out?

No, Lightning Lane for Pirates of the Caribbean does not sell out by the end of the day. The standby line for Pirates of the Caribbean will get shorter in the evening, you can go back for a re-ride then. 

Check out Lighting Lane Tips and Strategies for Magic Kingdom

What Happens to My Lightning Lane When Pirates of the Caribbean Closes?

If Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, your Lightning Lane pass will become a Multiple Experience Lightning Lane pass. It means you will be able to use your Lightning Lane anytime until the ride closes or you can book Lightning Lane at other rides (some restrictions apply). 

Can I Ride Pirates of the Caribbean During Early Theme Park Entry?

No, Pirates of the Caribbean is not open during Early Theme Park Entry.

Is Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Ride a Roller Coaster?

No, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean is not a roller coaster. It is an indoor boat ride. There is a small drop in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. 

Is Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Scary?

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean may be scary for children. It is a pirate-themed boat ride in the dark that may frighten children. Even the waiting area feels like a dungeon which may be scary for children. 

Will You Get Motion Sickness When You Ride Pirates of the Caribbean?

No, you won’t get motion sickness on Pirates of the Caribbean. I’m prone to motion sickness and felt okay after the ride.  

What is the Minimum Height to Ride Pirates of the Caribbean?

There is no minimum height to ride Pirates of the Caribbean Ride.

What is the Seating Like for Pirates of the Caribbean? How Many People Can Fit in a row at Pirates of the Caribbean Ride?

Each row on the Pirates of the Caribbean boat can comfortably seat 4 people. The Pirates of the Caribbean ride seating is similar to the “it’s a small world” ride.

Pirates of the Caribbean Tips

1. The standby line to get on the Pirates of the Caribbean can be long but the line usually shortens at the end of the day.
2. Book Pirates of the Caribbean Lightning Lane Reservations as the 5th or 6th Lightning Lane ride.
3. If you don’t want to buy Genie+ Lightning Lane, wait in line at Pirates of the Caribbean Standby line when it is shortest when the park first opens and at the end of the day 2 hours before closing time. 

NamePirates of the Caribbean
Type of RideIndoor boat ride
Minimum HeightNo Minimum Height
Number of Riders per Row4
Lightning Lane TypeGenie+ Lightning Lane
Good for Kids?Yes
Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Facts

Check out my Disney World Tips for Families:

Tips for Families Visiting Epcot

Tips for Families Visiting Hollywood Studios

Tips for Families Visiting Magic Kingdom

Tips for Families Visiting Animal Kingdom

You May Also Be Interested in These Disney Vacation Articles:

20 Ways to Save on Your Next Disney Vacation

Should You Hire a Disney VIP Tour Guide? (Pros and Cons)

How Much is a Disney Vacation: Check out our Disney Vacation Calculator

Where to Buy Discount Disney Tickets

What to Splurge on at Disney World

Is Lighting Lane Worth It at Disney World?

How to Avoid Meltdowns at Disney World