Dead men have been telling no tales for 50 years at Disney Parks worldwide. It’s an iconic attraction that is at just about every single Disney park in the world. Not only is the attraction celebrating 50 years of being really bad eggs, there is an all new Pirates of The Caribbean film hitting theaters.
On top of all that, the D23 Expo is coming back this July. To celebrate 50 years of Pirates, D23 is bringing an all new “Walt Disney Archives” exhibit to showcase pirates! The new exhibit will be a 12,000 square foot display on the show floor. The exhibit will highlight Pirates of the Caribbean from the ride, to television and yes…even the films. But it’s not only Pirates of the Caribbean that is getting the special treatment, as Disney is celebrating all of their swashbucklers. Peter Pan’s Captain Hook will be celebrated, as well as the classic Peter Pan’s Flight with an actual original ride vehicle.
Audio-Animatronics figures from the original Disneyland Pirates attraction, and artwork and imagery from Treasure Island, and the animated classic Peter Pan. There will also be an unproduced Donald Duck animated short,where Donald is searching for swashbuckler gold. If you’re a fan of the Pirates film franchise, all the films will be on deck with original costumes worn by the star-studded cast, Davy Jones’ pipe organ, a 23-foot-tall set model of the Black Pearl ship, the Dead Men’s chest, and more original props and set pieces, including items from the new film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
The last D23 also showcased tons of amazing props from the park’s rich history. The Disney Archives Disneyland Exhibit showcased many pieces of Disneyland’s past. Something we can look forward to with the new installment.
Watch: Take the full tour at Disney’s D23
If pirates aren’t your thing, The Disney Archives will also [resent Fantastical Fashions,” a dazzling selection of dresses worn by beloved heroines and sinister villainesses. Costumes from six of Disney’s live-action fantasy films will be showcased including Enchanted (2007), Maleficent (2014), and Beauty and the Beast (2017).
The D23 Expo only happens once every two years, and features tons of Disney history, and even some amazing future announcements. The Expo is the ULTIMATE fan event, and brings together tons of Disney fanatics from all over the world.
Tickets for this year’s D23 are now on sale, and the event will sell out!