'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Comes To Life In 3-D At Disneyland

In "Jurassic Park," Jeff Goldblum's character argues that, unlike that prehistoric theme park gone awry, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland didn't come to life and eat the people. But it looks like he was wrong, and Ian Malcolm's second worst nightmare is about to come true -- well, sort of.


Disney announced that beginning this Friday, March 25 through May, Disneyland will have a 3-D sneak peek and interactive stage show centered on the eagerly anticipated "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." Find out some of the details after the jump!

Calling All Captains. Jack, That Is.

No, you won't get to see Johnny Depp in the flesh (though the superstar will appear in extended 3-D segments from the film) but an undoubtedly capable Disneyland actor will pose as Captain Jack, calling on park goers to become part of his crew and embark on the Thunder Mountain Trail. Of course, not just anyone can handle Captain Jack's antics, so you'd better be brave enough to endure swashbuckling, wearing fanciful garbs, drinking grog and everything else that comes with the pirate territory.

All Aboard Queen Anne's Revenge

After you've mastered buccaneering, you'll get to climb aboard Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge. Disney's Festival Arena has been transformed into the iconic ship and while Blackbeard may show up to spoil the fun, 3-D Johnny will also make an appearance. Gotta weigh the good with the bad, people!

Stuff Blows Up!

Seeing "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" at your local multiplex will likely be a delightful movie-going experience, but will it include live bursts of flames and theatrical lighting?! (If it does, you may want to alert the manager.) Luckily, that's going to be standard protocol during the live show/3-D sequences at Disneyland park, as the story will come alive with lighting and dramatic sound effects. Sorry Jeff Goldblum, but this sounds kinda awesome.

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