Posted November 03, 2018 07:31:16In the mid-20th century, when Walt Disney was first getting started on the business of building amusement parks, he had a simple idea: create a series of rides that would all take place at the same time, allowing for a seamless transition between attractions and guests.
The idea was simple enough.
At first, it seemed to be a simple matter of setting up an amusement park at a convenient time and then adding rides and merchandise as the time changed.
The concept seemed so simple that in the early years, even the most seasoned Disney parks staffs were unaware of how complicated the concept really was.
In the early decades of the 21st century, Disney Parks went through a series the following year: Disneyland, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Florida World, Disney Springs, Animal and Garden, and Epcot International.
The first of those was the most popular, and it took off as the most successful of the series.
It was also the one that created the biggest stir, both within the parks themselves and throughout the entertainment industry.
Disney had always been a huge fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and the Pirates would go on to become a critical part of the theme park experience for decades to come.
The Pirates franchise had always drawn heavily from Walt Disney himself.
He’d been a lifelong Pirates fan and the director of the original Pirates film, so this was something that would really resonate with him and be a cornerstone of the franchise.
As with most things that Walt Disney did, the Pirates franchise was born.
Then, in 1984, Disney began testing out the Pirates theme park at Florida’s Walt Disney World.
It proved a huge success, and was followed a few years later by the Pirates Cruise to Europe.
It didn’t take long for the Pirates to find a home in the entertainment business.
By the time the Pirates launched in 1993, the theme parks and resorts were thriving.
With Pirates at the top of the list, Walt Disney Imagineering’s Bob Iger was able to turn his team of creative minds to developing the next phase of the park: Disney Pirates of Atlantis.
At the time, the idea of creating an attraction at the end of the line that would be an extended experience with a twist of the classic Disney theme park was unheard of.
Imagineers were used to thinking of attractions as extensions of the rides and the merchandise, but in this case, it was the experience of being in an actual park that was being created.
As the Pirates journey through the water was completed, guests were transported into the underwater world where they could take part in various pirate activities, such as fighting, fishing, and even climbing up the pirate’s ship.
The Pirates of Pirates of Spain was a hit, and by the late 1990s, it had become the most-visited attraction at Walt Disney Parks.
It also had the most unique, immersive, and fun experience of any Pirates attraction.
This story has been updated to include the names of Walt Disney’s Pirates of Africa and Pirates of Europe.