PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland 7/1/22 (Pirates of the Caribbean Reopening, Tale of the Lion King Show, and More)
Hey there, hi there, ho there! We headed down to the Disneyland Resort for the reopening of Pirates of the Caribbean, and then sailed with the tide to see what else be new arrrrrr-ound the resort. So join us for this most recent photo report from both parks.
We got into the park early for rope drop to make sure we were on one of the first boats launched at the reopening of Pirates of the Caribbean today.
Apparently, several hundred other people wanted to do the exact same thing.
Great minds think alike. Lots and lots of great minds. When the rope finally dropped, we made a beeline to Pirates only to find…
… it hasn’t opened with the park.
The crowd amassed and refused to disperse as we waited for the ride to open.
The crowd did thin out after about 30 minutes, but many guests decided to stay and wait it out.
We took the opportunity to shoot some nice photos of the ride exterior and the new magnolia trees in the forecourt before it was all jammed with guests.
After stalling for one hour, the ride finally opened to the massive crowd.
The line stretched into Frontierland as the queue began to fill up.
Take a ride with us on our first trip through. Catch the full ride video on our YouTube channel, or in the window below:
One ride just wasn’t enough, so we hopped on again to get some better pictures.
We sure were glad to get back into this ride and smell the memory-inducing mustiness.
We haven’t been on the ride in months, but we’ve seen Blue Bayou a couple of times recently. We saw the boats testing, and before the walls came down, we stopped in for lunch to see what it was like without the view. You can see our full video review of that dining experience right here:
We were fortunate that our first pass on the ride was completed without issue, and we were able to film the above video.
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But within minutes of boarding the ride for our second pass, it was broken down. The first stall was only for six minutes, and it was in a darkened hallway with nothing fun to see. But our second stall was 11 minutes in front of the Crew’s Quarters, with a view looking back to Hurricane Lagoon.
This gave us the opportunity to shoot some great photos of a hard-to-shoot scene.
After we got all the shots we could, the ride restarted, and we made it safely back to the present day.
When we exited, the ride had already been closed to new guests.