Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Pirates of the Carribean - Weathervane Wednesday

 Today's weathervane was photographed at Disneyland, Paris, France.

The wind didn't cooperate for this photo, but this is a two dimensional silhouette of a pirate weathervane located above the Pirates of the Carribean ride at Disneyland Paris.  The pirate is looking through a spyglass, and wears a bandana on his head. He stands above the waves, and over a large cupola. 

This ride is much darker than the same ride in the US parks, and includes bigger, wetter water drops!  I don't remember a weathervane above the ride in Florida (did I miss one?).  There were many, many more weathervanes at the Paris park than at the US parks.  One fun extra at this ride in Paris - a waterside restaurant inside the ride!  We had dinner at this restaurant, now renamed "Captain Jack's" after the character in the film inspired by this amusement park ride.  

Our "crew" at Captain Jack's table

For the truly curious:

The official Disneyland Paris website in English:  

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To cite/link to this blog post: Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Pirates of the Carribean - Weathervane Wednesday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 24, 2023, ( accessed [access date]). 


  1. This is great. Yes, it is always a shame when you can't get a proper profile on a vane, but the nice blue sky is a compensation. Did you enjoy the park generally? Were there long queues for the rides, or did you manage to fit all into the day that you wanted to?

    1. We loved Disneyland Paris! It was my second trip here. The park is beautiful, nicer in many ways than the parks in Florida. It is much smaller, and walkable (five minutes from our hotel to either park!). There were not long queues at all, and we did almost all we wanted in two days (even some rides twice or three times!). I find the Florida Disney parks overwhelming, too expensive, and I refuse to pay extra to ride on popular rides. We even avoided all the strikes!

    2. I'm getting tempted to go! :o) Was this a recent trip?

    3. Yes! We were there in April with our granddaughter (school vacation in New England, USA)