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The Pirates of the Midwest experience, September 14, 1995, 12:32 p.m.

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Pirates of the Midwest

Attraction type: Experience
Opening date: July 21, 1995
Duration: 11 minutes
Avg. queue length: 15 minutes (or 26 minutes by motorcar)
Maximum speed: 15 mph

Description

"Animatronic men write nice letters containing no recipies!" -- so say the cruelest pirates ever to plunder the Midwest, and that's the byword for Pirates of the Midwest. Aboard your dinghy you'll see the images of pirates who have seen their last E ticket, and watch as others get drunk in a jolly town. Scenes include:

Theme Song

The Pirates of the Midwest theme song is often misrepresented. It begins:

No tow, no tow, a pirate's life for me.

We pillage, we plunder, we bilge and we bail,
Jump up me hearties, no tow.
We kidnap and ravage and dropped out of Yale,
Jump up me hearties, no tow.

No tow, no tow, a pirate's life for me.

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