There are 630,000 gallons of water, 53 audio-animatronic animals and birds, and 75 audio-animatronic pirates and villagers in the attraction.
Riders board their boats at Laffite's Landing and are at once afloat in the heart of bayou country, after the safety spiel given by Blackbeard.
Once past several rickety houseboats, the soft strumming of banjo melodies (including "Oh!
Across from the boarding area is the Blue Bayou restaurant, made to look like the backyard dinner party of a southern plantation.
The ride begins amid glimmering fireflies during an evening in a Louisiana bayou.
Captain Barbossa leads the assault from the deck of a pirate vessel named the Wicked Wench. The village of Puerto Dorado on Isla Tesoro is overrun with pirates in search of treasure.
A musical theme from the Pirates of the Caribbean films plays. The first sight is the town square, where some pirates have kidnapped the mayor, Carlos, and threaten to drown him in a well if he doesn't divulge the location of the treasure.
Instead it later opened in spring 1987 as an art-related retail/museum space called the Disney Gallery until late 2007 when it was replaced by the Disneyland Dream Suite.
The opening of The Disney Gallery in 1987 also coincided with the attraction's outside queue area being completely redone to improve traffic flows.
A bridge walkway was built in front of the attraction entrance to allow crowds to pass through New Orleans Square without causing traffic jams with the guests waiting in line for the attraction.