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Explore Where Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Scene was Filmed at Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls has acted as a backdrop for several well-known movies over the years including Marilyn Monroe's Niagara, Christopher Reeve's Superman II, and Jim Carrey's Bruce Almighty. But even the most proficient movie buffs might not know that one of the most impressive scenes in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End was filmed at Niagara Falls in 2006. Lets explore the real-life filming location for one of the BEST scenes from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean!

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A photo of the finished product from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

The scene includes Captain Barbossa sailing the Black Pearl to the end of the Earth to rescue Captain Jack Sparrow. In order to do so, Barbossa must navigate several obstacles including a harrowing drop over an enormous waterfall.

The effort to capture this shot was a collective one. Producers worked with both the U.S. and Canadian governments in order to hang a crane over the Horseshoe Falls. The finished product was a perfect scene of the Black Pearl rushing toward the brink.

Visiting Niagara Falls, USA and want to explore the real-life location of where Disneys Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed? Here is the best Place to see the Horseshoe Falls:


As you walk closer to Terrapin Point it becomes apparent that you’re about to see and experience something special. This must-see location can be found at the northwestern corner of Goat Island directly next to the Horseshoe Falls.

As you stand there and take in the thunderous roar of water spilling onto the rocky pool below, you’ll notice something quite magical. Several visitors have remarked that they felt a sensation of being drawn closer. Once there, you will have a front row seat to the power of the falls as water is driven into the lower Niagara River.

Terrapin Point used to be Terrapin Rocks, visible bedrock just above the brink of the falls. But in order to improve the view, the Army Corps of Engineers reconstructed the area. What you have today is a well-groomed area with a paved walkway and observation point that includes breathtaking views of the falls, a mist pool, the Canadian skyline, and, of course, a rainbow.

Terrapin Point, Niagara Falls, NY, USA

(716) 278-0337


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