Disneyland celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction with special food, merchandise, and entertainment. Fans gathered in New Orleans Square to celebrate the milestone anniversary of the classic Disney attraction.

The headlining item was the limited-time Golden Churro.

Golden Churro
Golden Churro

If you prefer to try a different fried offering, how about the Lost Treasure Beignets

The Jolly Roger Punch features a blend of tropical fruit juices—pineapple, orange and mango.

Jolly Roger Punch

Guests can also pick up their drink in a special anniversary stein.

Pirates Stein

Other food offerings include Calypso Caribbean Chicken Stew featuring Caribbean-spiced chicken stewed with carrots, onions, celery, potatoes and yucca at the Royal Street Veranda and Harbour Galley. At French Market Restaurant, the Buccaneer Pulled Pork Sandwich is piled high with jerk-spiced pork, topped with sweet and tangy barbecue sauce and pineapple Caribbean-style slaw, and served with fried yucca.


A "I was there" shirt was released. An Annual Passholder version was also available

As usual, pins proved to be a popular merchandise option.

Pirate-Speak cards helped the uninitiated talk like a pirate.

There were also temporary tatoos and buttons promoting the upcoming release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Temporary Tattoo
Temporary Tattoo

PhotoPass was on hand to capture a special photo opp.

With the spectacular Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure having opened at Shanghai Disneyland and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales being released this May, the franchise is alive and well at The Walt Disney Company. But all of it started 50 years ago with an attraction at Disneyland that raised the bar and continues to be a highlight to this day.