Pirate and Child
  • On Feb 28, 2020
    Pamela from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is Pirates of the Caribbean too scary for a 4 year old?

    Ahoy, Pamela!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great question! Pirates of the Caribbean has been one of my favorite attractions since I was a young girl!

    Although some parts may be a little dark, in my opinion it is not scary at all. Some Guests think that it might be similar to the movies and that they will come face to face with the likes of Captain Hector Barbossa and his undead pirate crew, however you will find that this classic attraction is amazing for Guests of all ages. We have never had any issues with the children in our family and my daughter has been enjoying it since she was very little.

    Right at the beginning there is a skeleton at a ship’s wheel and some lightning and thunder followed by a very small drop. I believe this may be the only scary part of the attraction for some Guests, and soon after that you navigate cannon fire between a Caribbean fort and a galleon, and are transported to seaport towns where pirates cause trouble and sing the classic song “Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me).” Be on the lookout for Captain Jack Sparrow and remember that dead men tell no tales!

    Thank you for stopping by, Pamela! I hope this helps you while planning and that you have a magical time at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Best Disney wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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