Friday, December 15, 2023, is the 50th anniversary of the opening of Pirates of the Caribbean in Magic Kingdom. The original Disneyland attraction opened on March 18, 1967. Disney initially thought Walt Disney World guests wouldn’t be interested in a Caribbean-based attraction because of their proximity to the real location. But Disney was proven wrong and they opened Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom on December 15, 1973, two years after the park first opened. New limited edition and limited release pins honor 50 years of the Magic Kingdom version of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Pirates of the Caribbean Pin – $29.99
The pin has a limited edition size of 1,500 and comes in packaging that matches recent cutesy Pirates of the Caribbean merchandise, although the pin itself is not in that style.
We picked up this pin in Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar, the gift shop next to Pirates of the Caribbean in Magic Kingdom.
Upon taking a closer look, the pin shows a large pirate ship sailing through a background of filigree and other Pirates of the Caribbean-related imagery.
From the very top and working our way down, we can spot:
- The talking skull from the beginning of the ride (sometimes referred to as the Jolly Roger or Captain X)
- Barrels, candelabras, gems, coins, and treasure chests
- A scroll advertising the auction that riders pass by on the ride
- Alcohol bottles
- A cannon
- A skull and crossbones flag or banner
- An anchor
- A “50” with the Pirates of the Caribbean logo below
Limited Release 50th Anniversary Pirates of the Caribbean Pin – $17.99
This pin features the talking skull and crossed swords in full color, with a black hat and red bandanna. The red sails of a ship are behind it and “Pirates of the Caribbean” is on a blue background above. A ship’s wheel at the bottom has the number 50.
Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Pirates of the Caribbean Pin – $19.99
The last pin sees a skeletal pirate in the crow’s nest of a ship with a black “Pirates of the Caribbean” sail. This is inspired by the large sail sign outside the attraction. The number 50 is on a set of crossed bones at the bottom of the pin.
We found these two in Pin Traders at Disney Springs.
Check out more new Pirates of the Caribbean merchandise:
- New Pirates of the Caribbean Ear Headband Available at Walt Disney World
- Updated Pirates of the Caribbean Plush & Play Sets, New Accessories, and More Washes Ashore at Walt Disney World
- New Pirates of the Caribbean Pins, Bandana, & Ball Cap Sail Into Magic Kingdom
- New Pirates of the Caribbean Purse and Socks Featuring Mickey & Friends at Walt Disney World
- New 3-D Pirates of the Caribbean Phone Cases at Walt Disney World
- Two New Pirates of the Caribbean Hoodies Arrive at Walt Disney World
- New Pirates of the Caribbean Youth T-Shirts Wash Ashore at Magic Kingdom
Will you be riding Pirates of the Caribbean today or watching one of the films to honor the attraction’s anniversary? Let us know in the comments.