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Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride to be closed during summer for repairs

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.