Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me!
Pirates of the Caribbean opened on March 18, 1967. It was one of the last attractions with which Walt Disney was intimately involved, and bears his fingerprints. The attraction originally opened with a musical score by Buddy Baker that included several variations on a theme. Much of the score can be heard on the attractions ride-through, which is available for purchase on CD. The rides main theme may be downloaded as an MP3 from iTunes and Amazon instantly.
During the spring 2006 rehab, several new audio-animatronic figures inspired by the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl were added to the attraction. The villainous Captain Barbossa commands the pirate ship The Wicked Wench, and some very life-like audio-animatronics of Captain Jack Sparrow appear in three different places. During the rehab, overtones of Klaus Badelt's score (specifically The Medallion Calls) were inserted into the battle scene.