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New Orleans Square

New Orleans Square hosts two classic (and might I say among the best) Disney attractions. They Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion.

Pirates ranks up there as one of the best Disney attractions of all time on my list. I think it combines all of what is unique and interesting with Disney attractions. It has a compelling story, a great soundtrack, a thrilling ride, a visually detailed experience, a unique theme, and a little bit of humor. I also think that the Disneyland version is better than the WDW version. It is longer and in my opinion more detailed. In May 2006 Pirates was enhanced with new special effects and a couple new Pirates. Captain Jack Sparrow now appears in three scenes and Barbosa appears on the Wicked Wench. Davy Jones also makes an appearance. Overall the new additions were a great plus for the attraction. The new lighting, sound system, and score elements are great!!

Also NOS plays host to the center viewing location for Fantasmic (check out our Fantasmic page for more information on this not to be missed show).



Geek's Suggestions

The key to getting on Pirates without a long wait is timing. The line varies in size throughout the day and night. I have been by in the middle of the afternoon and there has been a 1 boat wait and other times it is a one hour wait. The line really moves quickly, most of the time. I would say to just keep checking until the wait gets to something you don't mind (for me that is less than 5 minutes). The same holds true for the Haunted Mansion, timing is everything. Another good time to try to get on these attractions is during a Fantasmic show… especially if you are waiting for a latter show, or have already seen an earlier one. DO NOT miss Fantasmic if you have not seen it though…


Attractions & Entertainment (Parades, Shows & Fireworks)
Current Attractions:
  • Disneyland Railroad - New Orleans Square (Opened: Jul 17, 1955)
  • Haunted Mansion (FP) (Opened: Aug 09, 1969)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (Opened: Mar 18, 1967)
Current Entertainment:
  • Disneyland Forever (Opened: Jun 07, 2019)
  • Magic Happens parade (Opened: Feb 28, 2020)
  • Main Street Electrical Parade (Opened: Aug 02, 2019)
  • A Christmas Fantasy Parade (Seasonal) (Opened: Oct 31, 1995)
  • Believe... In Holiday Magic (Seasonal) (Opened: Nov 03, 2000)
  • Disney's Celebrate America: A 4th of July Concert in the Sky (Seasonal) (Opened: Jul 04, 2008)
  • Halloween Screams (Seasonal) (Opened: Sep 25, 2009)
Retired Entertainment:
  • Mickey's Soundsational Parade (May 27, 2011 - Jul 17, 2019)
  • Pixar Play Parade (Apr 13, 2018 - Nov 04, 2018)
  • Main Street Electrical Parade (Nov 30, 2016 - Aug 20, 2017)
  • Disneyland Forever (May 22, 2015 - Sep 05, 2016)
  • Magical (Jun 12, 2009 - Oct 02, 2014)
  • Remember... Dreams Come True (May 01, 2005 - Jun 11, 2009)
  • Celebrate! A Street Party (Mar 27, 2009 - Nov 30, 2008)
  • Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams (May 05, 2005 - Nov 11, 2008)
  • Imagine... A Fantasy in the Sky (Jun 01, 2004 - Apr 30, 2005)
  • 45 Years of Magic Parade (Parade of the Stars) (Nov 30, 1999 - Nov 30, 2004)
  • Believe... There's Magic in the Stars (Feb 18, 2000 - May 30, 2004)
  • Mulan Parade (Nov 30, 1997 - Nov 30, 1998)
  • Light Magic (May 23, 1997 - Sep 01, 1997)
  • The Lion King Celebration (Jun 01, 1994 - Jun 01, 1997)
  • Hercules Victory Parade (Jun 27, 1997 - Nov 30, 1996)
  • Fantasy in the Sky (Nov 30, 1957 - Nov 30, 1995)
  • Main Street Electrical Parade (Nov 30, 1984 - Nov 30, 1995)
  • Aladdin's Royal Caravan (Nov 30, 1992 - Nov 30, 1993)
  • The Very Merry Christmas Parade (Oct 31, 1987 - Nov 30, 1992)
  • The World According to Goofy (May 31, 1992 - Oct 31, 1992)
  • Livin' in the USA (Nov 30, 1991 - Nov 30, 1991)
  • Celebration, U.S.A. (Nov 30, 1990 - Nov 30, 1990)
  • Party Gras Parade (Nov 30, 1989 - Nov 30, 1989)
  • Blast To The Past (Nov 30, 1987 - Nov 30, 1988)
  • Mickey's 60th Birthday (Nov 30, 1987 - Nov 30, 1988)
  • Circus Fantasy Parade (Nov 30, 1985 - Nov 30, 1987)
  • Totally Minnie (Nov 30, 1985 - Nov 30, 1986)
  • Fantasy on Parade (Nov 30, 1979 - Nov 30, 1985)
  • Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Parade (Nov 30, 1984 - Nov 30, 1984)
  • Flights of Fantasy Parade (Nov 30, 1982 - Nov 30, 1982)
  • Main Street Electrical Parade (Nov 30, 1976 - Nov 30, 1982)
  • America on Parade (Nov 30, 1974 - Nov 30, 1975)
  • Fantasy on Parade (Nov 30, 1964 - Nov 30, 1975)
  • Main Street Electrical Parade (Nov 30, 1971 - Nov 30, 1974)
  • Christmas in Many Lands Parade (In 1961 was called Parade of Toys and Parade of all Nations) (Nov 30, 1957 - Nov 30, 1963)
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Quickfacts
  • Dedicated on July 24, 1966
  • The Disney Gallery (closed 8/7/07)


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