Disney wants to make sure that the popular ride is safe and working properly. According to Disney Dining, there are potential safety issues with Pirates’ new boats. The attraction will be closed from May 11, 2015 until September 25, 2015–4 1/2 months of refurbishment time during a peak season.
While it is disappointing that this summer’s guests won’t get to experience Pirates of the Caribbean, I think we are all glad that Disney is putting our safety first. I’m sure that, next fall, POTC will be looking great and functioning better than ever.