Ahoy, me hearties! (That means “hello my friends” in pirate-speak.) September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. The day started as a joke back in 1996 by some guys in Oregon and become official in 2002. It’s a fascinating story actually.
So, what is it about a pirate that’s so intriguing? Is it the cool captain’s hat? The parrot on the shoulder? The skull & crossbones logo? All that pirate booty?
As you know, we work with pirates here at the Disneyland Resort. You can find them inside the classic attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean, or walking around Adventureland. (I especially like to see that old scallywag Captain Jack Sparrow.)
Pirates of the Caribbean been a guest favorite since it opened July 24, 1966. In the video included in this post, you’ll see some of our park guests doing their best to talk like a pirate.
And now, in the spirit of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, “I be boardin’ one of the boats in Pirates of the Caribbean and takin’ a ride back in time. Arrrr! So, weigh anchor matey!” (That means “Let’s go!” in pirate-speak.) Savvy?