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1973: Pirates of the Caribbean (Magic Kingdom Park)

Editor’s note: This post is part three in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary. Thank you to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel for this post.

In 1973, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opened at Magic Kingdom Park. Take a look at the swashbuckling pirate activities in Adventureland for you and your family to enjoy.


With the success of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, children and adults may be looking for ways to act out their pirate fantasies for a day. There’s no better place to do that than at the Walt Disney World Resort, where there are three activities especially suited for “pirates in training”: the Pirates League, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage.

How to Rent a Car in Europe: International Car Rental Deals

I’m smack-dab in the middle of planning a grand adventure in the Provence region of France–and for the first time ever, I’m going to rent a car. The Provence is best seen by bike or car, and I like the idea of just winding my way from one town to another at a leisurely pace. But to be honest, the prospect of finding a rental car and then driving it in a foreign country had me feeling a bit daunted.

But I’m pleased to say that I cracked the code on this travel challenge and thanks to a slew of new websites, anyone can handle renting a car in Europe. Plus, they drive on the right side of the road in France. Deep breath, deep breath. I can do this!

Here’s are my tips for renting (and driving) a car in Europe:

1972: Frontierland Railroad Station (Magic Kingdom Park)

Editor’s Note: This post is part 2 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary. Please welcome to The Window Seat guest author and Walt Disney World’s Moms Panelist Heather Roberts-Nault.

In 1972, Magic Kingdom park guests were given the extra convenience of an added stop along the Walt Disney World Railroad. Today, learn the keys to navigational success inside the complex Disney theme parks.


So you’ve decided to go to Walt Disney World Resort, and you know you’ve got some planning to do. You’re probably focused on where to eat, what to ride, or which characters you want to see. All good things! But planning out your days in the parks is very helpful, too.

1971: Magic Kingdom Park

Editor’s Note: This post is part I in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary. Please welcome to The Window Seat Angelo Alomar, member of Walt Disney World Moms Panel today’s guest author.

On October 1, 1971, Magic Kingdom Park opened the gateway to themed lands and a quaint hometown. Forty years later, learn how to make the most out of your experience at Walt Disney World’s flagship theme park.


My name is Angelo and I’m a 2011 Walt Disney World Moms panelist. Yes, I’m a dad, but it’s an experience and an honor that I will never be able to describe. I’ve visited Walt Disney World more times that I can remember and my favorite theme park has to be Magic Kingdom! Today, as a part of Magic Kingdom’s 40th anniversary celebration, I’ll be sharing my personal touring tips and favorite rides inside Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park!