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Opened in 1905, the River Caves is often cited as one of the inspirations for Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean. It is an indoor boat ride past a variety of themed scenes, recreating far-away locations and time periods. These clearly date from the colonial period, playing on the British fascination with mysterious cultures elsewhere in the world.

A similar ride operated at sister park Pleasureland Southport prior to its closure in 2006, and the dinosaurs from that ride have since been added to one of the scenes in Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s version.


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