Johnny Depp As Jack Sparrow Makes Surprise Appearance At Pirates Of the Caribbean Disneyland Ride

The Pirates of the Caribbean Disney movie franchise originated with the popular Disneyland ride, which served as a basis for the first film. And today, a month before the U.S. release of the fifth installment in the franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales, the films’ star Johnny Depp made a surprise visit to the place that started it all.

Depp, in full costume and makeup as his character, Captain Jack Sparrow, popped up in several places of The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Disneyland, California, to the delight of stunned riders. Dozens of them posted videos and photos of the marketing stunt on Twitter, which lit up social media late Wednesday. (you can watch two videos below) In the clips, Depp is seen interacting with the crowd as his popular alter ego.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will have its World Premiere at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11, Disney announced last night. The event marks the first time a Hollywood movie will premiere in Mainland China.