Today we say happy 40th birthday to Pirates of the Caribbean. This classic attraction debuted on December 15th, 1973, more than two years after the Magic Kingdom opened. Although it was a hit in Disneyland, they didn't think it would be as popular in Florida. However, guests visiting Walt Disney World were upset that Pirates was missing and Disney realized they had made a mistake. They quickly started building the attraction and it opened on the 7th anniversary of Walt Disney's death. I don't usually post family shots, but I thought that it would be fun to include this one from today. We are wearing "Happy Birthday Pirates" buttons. For those who weren't sure.......yes, I am a Disney nerd!