VIDEO Pirates’ Talking Skull Tells a Lot Of Tales at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom used to have a talking skull near the beginning of the ride.  I’m sure you remember it.  Right before you went down the drop, the skull, with two cross bones underneath, would ominously say “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” During a refurb 11 years ago – the skull was removed, but, evidently, during all that time, the skull was just updating its vocabulary.  Because now its back, and the skull has a lot more to say.  Continue reading for VIDEO of the talking skull of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Captain Jack Sparrow in treasure room of Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World

When the talking skull was removed, Disney fans were none too happy. Why take away something that was beloved from this attraction? We never did get a concrete reason as to why it was removed. Now, after all that time – He has returned. On June 19th, old Skull Face is back!

Looking more mysterious than ever – the talking skull now appears to have many things to say. The two times I rode, I heard variations about Davey Jones, but I think there are even more phrases.

The skull’s eyes give off a bright flash in sync to some lightning that fits with the skeleton at the helm to your right – a scene that was already there. That flash not only is a nice effect, but it serves as a photo taking opportunity. As long as your Magicband is on your person, you should receive this photo in your My Disney Experience app.

Enjoy the video and let us know what tale YOU hear the next time you are on the attraction.

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About John Saccheri

John Saccheri has been rooted in the Disney culture from childhood. John only had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World once, at the age of 5. After returning home, he never stopped talking about it, yearning to return. His parents were worried about this “obsession,” but John began working at the age of 12 with a focus on saving up for the next Disney trip. He was able to visit Disney World at least once a year from 14 years old onward. Today, a successful entrepreneur, John was able to move from his hometown of Long Island, New York, to Central Florida to be close to the Mouse. Going to the parks still seems like a fantasy to him!