The big news today is that Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed for the entire summer, Disney’s busiest season. If you have been following stories and complaints about the ride over the past few months, it’s not much of a surprise.
After one guest had the tips of his fingers cut off, because his hand was hanging outside of the boat, Disney did not load the last section in each boat, which led to other problems. It sounds like they have found some safety issues with the new boats and that is the reason for the extended refurb.
Not only that, but guests have been complaining that the ride is splashing them more on the big drop. You never really got soaked on Pirates before, but that was not the case recently. Guests were leaving the ride pretty drenched, especially those that sat in the front of the boat.
The extensive closure with go from May 11-September 25.
For a complete list of rehabs click here.