Pirates of the Caribbean



A man from the United Kingdom was hospitalized after suffered a nasty accident while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, reports say.

The Orlando-based Reedy Creek Fire Department told local TV station WKMG that he lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers on his right hand.

Another Orlando TV station, WFTV, reported that officials said the cause of the incident, which place on Thursday, July 10, was unclear. That day, the ride was shut down briefly for inspection and later reopened after it was deemed safe.

Accidents at Disney parks are rare. Pirates of the Caribbean is a dark, slow-moving water ride that glides along a track, with animatronic pirates, wenches and animals on either side. The attraction, which is one of the company's most popular, has since 2006 featured beloved characters from the movies adapted from the franchise, including Captain Jack Sparrow.

During the first few minutes of the ride, a recording of a man's voice is played. He says, "Sit closer together and keep your ruddy hands inboard. That be the best way to repel boarders. And mark well me words, mateys, dead men tell no tales."

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