Disneyland Is Closed, So This Family Recreated The "Pirates Of The Caribbean" Ride In Their Home


Finding ways to entertain ourselves while self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic can be hard, but the Disney-loving Thornack family from Monroe, Utah came up with an epically awesome way to pass the time.

Julie Thornock

They re-created Disneyland’s legendary Pirates of the Caribbean ride in their own home!

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Mom Julie, a registered nurse, posted a video of their recreation to Facebook on Friday night, and it has already been shared over 200,000 times and watched nearly 4 million times!

Yo ho yo ho a quarantine’s life for me! Making our own Disney Magic while Disneyland is closed. 😊 Disneyland staycation. #disneyland #piratesofthecaribbean

Posted by Julie Foster Thornock on Friday, 20 March 2020

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The whole family took part in the fun — mom Julie, dad Kirk, and kids Brooke, 20, Brin, 18, Carson, 17, Cannon, 15, and Chloe, 13.

Just like the real ride, the Thornacks’ version begins with passengers boarding their boats.

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They then “float” past a man in a rocking chair strumming his banjo.

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Next comes the big drop! (I’m happy to report no Thornacks were injured on this portion of the ride, lol.)

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The Thornacks’ ride then takes them through their version of Dead Man’s Cove, where the skeletons of long passed pirates still guard their loot and treasure.

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Julie told TheNews.Top that, when re-creating the ride, “We just went off our memory of the ride and did the best with what we had.”

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The Thornacks’ memory of the ride is probably better than most, as Julie said they try to visit Disneyland once or twice a year and that Pirates of the Caribbean is their favorite ride.

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“We only spent about 45 minutes filming and about the same time editing it. My daughter Brin just did it on her phone, nothing fancy,” Julie said.

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Of course, they HAD to re-create the scene where the imprisoned pirates try to coax the cell keys away from the dog.

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Shoutout to their family pup for an A+ cameo!

I mean…LOLOLOLOL:

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And, just like the real ride, it all comes to an end with Captain Jack Sparrow singing, “Drink up, me hearties. Yo ho!”

Julie Thornock

Julie — seen below with the family in a Disney villains photo shoot — says, “We honestly have been blown away by the response and attention this has gotten! We had no idea it would be seen by so many. So crazy!”

Julie Thornock

Clearly, while the Disney Parks may be temporarily closed, the Disney magic still goes on!

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