Johnny Depp Surprises Guests Aboard Disneyland’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Ride

Johnny Depp Surprises 'Pirates' Riders in
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Johnny Depp surprised Disneyland park-goers Wednesday evening when he dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow aboard the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride.

Instead of the usual animatronic in Depp’s likeness, visitors were treated to the actual actor reciting lines from the popular film franchise while brandishing his sword at the Anaheim, California, theme park.

This is not the first time Depp has stopped by the ride that inspired 2003’s “Curse of the Black Pearl,” but this is his first appearance during the “Dead Men Tell No Tales” era of his iconic captain’s log.

Some lucky riders were able to capture footage of Depp getting into character on social media.

Depp even abandoned ship to entertain guests waiting in line on the facade of the attraction.

The stunt comes just a month before “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” sails into theaters May 26.

The fifth installment of Disney’s swashbuckling franchise will see a departure from 2011’s “On Stranger Tides” in an effort to return to the original film’s feel. Also returning will be Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley in their roles as Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who were last seen in 2007’s “At World’s End.”

“Tales” also stars Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, Kevin McNally, and Geoffrey Rush.

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  1. poppetmaster says:

    So whos coping better with the divorce?

    This week Amber Heard was seen kissing Elon Musk on a date
    And a drunk Depp was seen attacking tourists at Disneyland…

  2. Creskin says:

    Not to be outdone, Trump made a surprise appearance at “It’s a Small World” and tried to expose his penis; fortunately, his tiny hands covered him up.

    • Jason S says:

      Seriously! Does someone have to make some snide political comment on every single article on the internet? Don’t you have anything better to do???

      • Generally I would agree with you, but since every “out of context” political comment I’ve seen in the last 8 years has been about Obama, I welcome the change. Go Creskin.

  3. JimG. says:

    Best. Audio-Animatronic. Ever.

  4. facts! says:

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen! Johnny Depp, get another role! So that you’re actually stretching yourself, not just pimping yourself out for more money to Disney.

    I’m imagining you behind the scenes at the Pirates of the Caribbean, waiting in your costume for a boat to pass by on a Tuesday afternoon, so that you can jump out and scare people, and it feels REAL SAD.

    • SmartMFer says:

      Nice attempt at imitating the president. You’re lame. Take a seat.

    • Johnny Depp Fan says:

      What’s “REAL SAD” is this miserable comment. Get a life.

      • facts! says:

        “Miserable comment?” What ever happened to Johnny Depp, the actor? He was pretty great, once upon a time… Now he phones it in at the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and takes a paycheck. Sorry if you guys are irritated (and also, very possibly, plants).

  5. Dirk says:

    That is just plain cool.

    • Scotto says:

      facts! (or lack thereof) 5th installment of the franchise coming up. It’s called promotion. Very well done and received by park guests that couldn’t be happier at the happiest place on earth. Not so smooth recent divorce. Have to keep working. Maybe the scripts coming his way are shite. “Blow” was great but that stuff doesn’t fall in your lap everyday. This was great and probably a grip load of fun for him as well.

    • Scotto says:

      Straight up cool.

    • Jason S says:

      Totally! Saw Depp as Jack Sparrow at a D23 convention a couple years back; it was amazing to see him in character! Can only imagine what a thrill it was to see him playing his character on the actual ride.

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