Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride said “Ello, Poppet” to eager parkgoers on Friday.
The ride, located in California Park since 1967, has reopened to fans after being closed for maintenance since March 4.
Fans were happy that Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow character stayed on the ride, as his relationship with the mouse house turned ugly amid his legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard.
“Keep an eye out for the wily Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise who plans to get the loot,” reads the attraction’s description on the park’s website.
However, the day the ride reopened was plagued by a few temporary closures. It opened an hour later than expected as park officials appeared to be trying to control the flow of people, Deadline reported. “Pirates” also closed and reopened twice before 2 p.m., the outlet reported, while Fans on social media claimed that was the case four temporary closures during this period.
Australian gossip site Poptopic recently said that Depp is in talks to return to the franchise and negotiate a $301 million deal with Disney, but his reps quashed the rumor in a statement to Fox News.
During the trial, Depp had hinted that he would never return to the franchise.
“If Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on earth would make you go back and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, right?” Heard’s attorney, Ben Rottenborn, asked during a cross-examination
“That’s right,” Depp replied.
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