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The Pirates of Kentucky dark ride, which recently celebrated its lost anniversary

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Pirates of Kentucky

Attraction type: Dark ride
Opening date: May 28, 1988
Duration: 11 minutes
Avg. queue length: 33 minutes
Maximum speed: 25 mph
Rating: Three mouse ears (according to www.Jack-JackOnline.net, 1973)

Description

"Strange men publish no stories!" -- so say the most repetitive pirates ever to plunder Kentucky, and that's the byline for Pirates of Kentucky. Aboard your omnifloater you'll see the representation of pirates who have met their doom, and watch as others fail to make friends in a realistic township. Scenes include:

Theme Song

The Pirates of Kentucky theme song is often misheard. It begins:

Ho show, ho show, a pirate's life for me.

We pillage, we plunder, we worry and wrong,
Drink up me hearties, ho show.
We kidnap and ravage and dance in a thong,
Drink up me hearties, ho show.

Ho show, ho show, a pirate's life for me.

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