WDW History nut
Nope. Thunder Mesa was going where BTM was built - not Caribbean Plaza.Pirates at Disneyland opened in 1967, but didn’t debut at the Magic Kingdom until 1973. That’s right- it was not an opening day attraction. Imagineers didn’t think guests would want to experience Pirates of the Caribbean in Florida since they were so close to the actual Caribbean Islands, yet when guests showed up in ‘71, one of the most frequent questions asked was where the attraction was.
In ‘73, they added Carribbean Plaza to Adventureland (which originally dead-ended at the Enchanted Tiki Room), an area originally set aside as land for a Frontierland attraction known as the Western River Expedition, which never saw the light of day.
Additionally, this version of the ride once featured a “Barker Bird” animatronic to greet guests at the entrance, but it was (unfortunately) removed sometime during the Jack Sparrow overlay.
The barker bird was originally at the rides unload before being moved outside.
About the same as Buzz Lightyear and Haunted Mansion.If You Had Wings and Delta Dreamflight were essentially the same ride
It wasn’t.but Magic Journeys originated in EPCOT at the Imagination Pavillion. It was a temporary place-holder