24Walt Disney’s Last Ride Was The Pirates Of The Caribbean
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride was the last ride that Walt Disney himself participated in designing. The ride opened on March 18, 1967, three months after Disney passed away from cancer on December 15, 1966.
The ride came about before anyone had ever dreamed up the idea of the Pirates
of the Caribbean film series, and throughout the film you can see references to the famous Disney ride, including the dog with keys in his mouth and the inclusion of the song “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me).”
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride cost $8 million, which is over half of the $15 million that it cost to build the entire New Orleans Square section. The ride has received some controversy over the past few years. In response, Disney re-imagined a few scenes, most recently this past year the controversial auction scene was re-vamped.