The ride spawned a popular movie series with actor Johnny Depp playing Captain Jack Sparrow. It set the bar for other theme park attractions by telling a story and using technology that brought to life about 120 audio-animatronics characters.
The fifth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," is set to open in theaters May 26.
Disneyland is planning a limited-time celebration of the ride this year, with pirate-themed entertainment, merchandise, and special food and beverage offerings.
Pirate-themed food will be offered at the French Market Restaurant, Mint Julep Bar, Harbour Gallery, Royal Street Veranda, Cafe Orleans and Blue Bayou Restaurant. Food will include pulled pork sandwiches, beignets, spiced tropical juices, Caribbean chicken stew and gold-dusted churros.