Disneyland Resort Press Release
New Orleans Square at Disneyland Under Siege By Pirates!
Summertime Guests to Disneyland to Encounter Captain Jack Sparrow and
Bands of Comical and Musical Pirates
ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 24, 2006) - - The cunning and crafty Captain Jack Sparrow has arrived at Disneyland and several of his sly and clever mates have joined him. They will all be roaming throughout New Orleans Square, near the newly enhanced Pirates of Caribbean adventure, to recruit new pirates, loot the city and overtake the main land beginning July 7.
As part of today’s celebration of the world premiere of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and the reopening of the Pirates of Caribbean attraction that features the additions of Captain Jack Sparrow, Barbossa and Davy Jones, 11 shrewd and brash pirates who have crossed the seas with Captain Jack Sparrow will wander in New Orleans Square. They will provide swashbuckling adventures and interactive experiences for Disneyland Guests throughout the summer.
“Our pirates all have detailed back stories that connect them to both the attraction and the films,” said Glenn Kelman, Disneyland Resort entertainment show director. “It’s been fun to create characters that can relate to both worlds.”
Unique entertainment offerings include The Bootstrappers, a sorry lot of deadbeat musicians, who will perform a medley of sea chanteys and snippets of Disney tunes in New Orleans Square in order to pay off their debt to the Faithful Bride Tavern’s owner; the Bilge Rats, a band of cursed pirates who recently escaped from the attraction, will entertain and amuse Guests visiting New Orleans Square; and Captain Jack Sparrow himself will mingle with Guests.
The Sailing Ship Columbia – and its Guests – isn’t safe from a pirate’s siege either. Guests aboard the ship will be surprised when a scheming and wily pirate, in search of loot, overtakes the ship each time she sets sail. On this voyage, Guests will find out about the ins-and-outs of a pirate’s life, learn the secret pirates oath and how to live by their moral code.
For more information about the enhanced pirates entertainment offerings at Disneyland, please contact Disneyland Resort public relations at 714-781-4500 or www.disneylandnew.com.