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The Legend Of Captain Jack Sparrow To Open At Disney’s Hollywood Studios This Fall

posted on May 2nd, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager

Earlier this week, you may have heard about a new pirate-themed offering coming to Walt Disney World Resort. Well, we can now officially confirm that The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow will open this fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow Will Open This Fall at Disney's Hollywood Studios This Fall

Details are still emerging, but the attraction will give guests a chance to become immersed in the world of the four “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, and an opening date will be announced later this year.

According to Jason Roberts, show producer for Walt Disney Imagineering, “This is going to be an immersive experience. We’ll really delve into the story of Captain Jack Sparrow and put our guests in the middle of it all in new and exciting ways. Story is always the most important thing for us at Walt Disney Imagineering, but we’re always looking at new ways to tell the story that our guests have never seen before. In this attraction, we’ll let you walk in the footsteps of Jack Sparrow. It’s not ‘the making of,’ not ‘behind the scenes’ … it is really a first-person experience. We worked with the archives as well as the filmmakers while they were shooting the last movie. And as a fan, I just loved sitting through those films again and again, going through all the details and leveraging them for this new experience. It’s really been a blast.”

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for updates on this and other new projects.

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Katie on May 2nd, 2012 at 8:57 am

Do you know which month it will be opening? Hopefully in time for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon! It would be wonderful if this, the “new” Test Track, and the Be Our Guest restaurant were open for the Wine and Dine! HINT HINT! :)


Paul from NY on May 2nd, 2012 at 9:29 am

The description sounds vastly superior to the Narnia attraction that it’s going to replace. I can’t wait to see it!


Heather on May 2nd, 2012 at 9:31 am

Love this idea! Will this attraction be located in the old Cronicles of Narnia theater? Is it going to be some type of ‘ride’ such as the Great Movie Ride or more of a show? Can’t wait to hear more details! Thanks!!!!


Brian on May 2nd, 2012 at 9:40 am

It’s time for some new attractions at Hollywood Studios. Love Jack.


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 2nd, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Me, too!


Cindy on May 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 am

Will this be opening in September?


Chris on May 2nd, 2012 at 10:08 am

I am just glad SOMETHING is coming to Hollywood Studios. Even if it is just a walk through.


Jim on May 2nd, 2012 at 10:15 am

Could this be why Barbosa and Davy Jones were excised from The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction over at Magic Kingdom?


Colleen from TX on May 2nd, 2012 at 11:18 am

So excited to see more pirates coming to the parks. Can’t wait to hear more.


Douglas from MD on May 2nd, 2012 at 11:56 am

As a huge Pirates fan I am super excited about this!


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 2nd, 2012 at 2:01 pm

LOVE pirates!


Janis on May 2nd, 2012 at 11:58 am

Another Pirates attraction…YEAH!!!! Can’t wait! When is it happening?


Kyle from GA on May 2nd, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Keep the work coming Disney. Every Update to an attraction and every new announcement will equal up to more guest I know I’ll be going soon. This is a great start but I am keeping my fingers crossed for something BIG.


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 12th, 2012 at 8:14 am

I’ll pass that along. :)


Tim on May 2nd, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Does this mean we get to kiss Angelica?

WDW Fan Boy Tim


Allie on May 2nd, 2012 at 4:51 pm

This is amazing! I am SO excited for this. I absolutely love Pirates of the Caribbean… and especially Captain Jack Sparrow! :)

Does this experience include a meet-and-greet with Jack, the way that the old Narnia one had a meet-and-greet with Prince Caspian? That would be INCREDIBLE! I love meeting Jack, but right now, as far as I know, you can only meet him at the holiday parties.


Allie on May 2nd, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I’m very glad that this is coming to Hollywood Studios, because I think that park could use some new attractions. My family has been keeping our fingers crossed that something like this opened in the old Narnia space! We even guessed that it might be Pirates, although we also thought that it could hold an attraction inspired by a different Jerry Bruckheimer Disney film, like “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” or “Prince of Persia”. Those are some of our favorite movies, but they’re completely unrepresented in the parks! Hollywood Studios would be the perfect place for something like that… Maybe a real-like Arcana Cabana, or a Sorcerer Training activity!


Jessica on May 2nd, 2012 at 6:04 pm

This sounds very cool! I love Pirates of the Caribean, as I just finished marathoning all four of the films.


Friend on May 2nd, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Sounds awesome. Especially since it sounds like the Fantasyland expansion will be complete around the same time. Definitely means I’ll have to consider a trip much sooner to WDW.


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 12th, 2012 at 8:16 am

Sounds great, my friend.


Kristen on May 2nd, 2012 at 10:50 pm

So is it strange that the title just made me think of Michael Bolton singing “I’ll tell you a tale of Captain Jack Sparrow!” Legend of..Tale of…close enough.

Anyways, this sounds like it could be fun. I really don’t know what to expect from the above description, but cool!


Paul on May 3rd, 2012 at 8:25 am

Love Capt’n Jack! Can this be a hint of what may come for another Pirates Movie???
Paul in FL


Jeanette on May 3rd, 2012 at 12:49 pm



Cana from SC on May 4th, 2012 at 5:48 am

WHAT??!! We LOVE POTC….this is awesome news =) Going in Dec. and can’t wait to check it out!


Jennifer on May 4th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Do you know when in the fall? I hope it is open when we are there. My son will be soooo excited, he loves anything pirates. Would love to surprise him with this too.


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 12th, 2012 at 8:15 am

I don’t have an exact date. If he loves pirates, you must try The Pirates League (awesome pirates makeover), and Captain Jack’s Pirate Tutorial.


Autumn on May 4th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

My husband and my son will be going crazy now waiting for our next trip. We are all huge Pirates fans. Glad there’s going to be something new. Although, I really wish they would do Jack Sparrow meet and greets.


Pamela on May 5th, 2012 at 12:34 am

What show will this replace?


Allie on May 6th, 2012 at 11:52 am

Pamela: this space used to hold a Prince Caspian exhibit, about the Narnia movies. But it’s been empty for a little while.


CLIFF from LA on May 6th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

When will it open.


Jami on May 7th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I LOVE POTC!! Happy to see something else Pirates coming to another of the parks. Too bad I will probably have to wait a year to go since I am going at the end of August.


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 12th, 2012 at 8:15 am

I LOVE pirates, too.


Kynna from TX on May 8th, 2012 at 8:54 am

My daughter is going to go crazy for this!


Tracee on May 11th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

does anyone know if it will be opened this year?