Disney World’s Pirates ride closing this summer for repairs

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Captain Jack Sparrow is taking shore leave for the summer.

Pirates of the Caribbean, the popular ride at Walt Disney World, will be closed from mid-May through the end of September.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1B0O5AQ ) reported Tuesday that the ride is undergoing a routine refurbishment.

Disney officials say the repairs aren’t safety related.

It’s not the first time the ride has been closed for repairs. It was closed for four months almost a decade ago while new characters were added to comport with the film adaptations starring Johnny Depp.