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Video: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow "soft opens" at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow exterior

Walt Disney World has begun previews of the new Pirates of the Caribbean-themed The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The walkthrough attraction opened to guests at the park this week, as part of a "soft opening" period ahead of its official debut on December 6, 2012. The new addition to Disney's Hollywood Studios is a walkthrough experience based on the smash-hit movie series, rather than the original Pirates of the Caribbean theme park ride. It offers guests a view of key moments in the films from the perspective of Captain Jack Sparrow.

Guests exploring The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow enter a "lost grotto", with a talking pirate skull providing narration. They then witness a variety of scenes from the films, accompanied by special effects. Two videos of the new attraction in action are embedded below, courtesy of Inside the Magic and Stitch Kingdom.

The Legend of Jack Sparrow has replaced the former Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian attraction, which closed in September 2011. The soft opening period is expected to end shortly before the official opening day.

December 6 promises to be a busy day for Walt Disney World. As well as The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, it is also the official grand opening date for the expanded New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, as well as the reopening date for the revamped Test Track at Epcot.

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