This afternoon, visitors to Disneyland Paris couldn’t believe their eyes when the cast and crew of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR’S REVENGE, the highly anticipated next chapter in the celebrated franchise, disembarked in front of a galleon moored at the Disneyland Theme Park Castle ahead of the film’s upcoming release.

The event – attended by Captain Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, celebrated the origins if the global cinematic phenomenon which was inspired by the beloved Pirates of the Carribean ride. To celebrate the 25th anniversary at Disneyland Paris, the legendary attraction will reopen its doors on July 24th with 2 scenes including Jack Sparrow appearing in several of its unforgettable sequences for the first time in Europe.

On arrival the cast and crew were met with thunderous applause from fans and celebrities alike. After a spectacular show featuring 25 acrobats and dancers dressed as ghost pirates and escorting a sinking ship, the film’s cast and crew came onstage to greet the audience and answer questions. They also took the time to sign autographs and pose for selfies with excited fans, before making a suprirse appearance at the film’s European premiere at Gaumont Disney Village, which was simulcast across a dozen IMAX theaters across the continent.

Several European celebrities attended this exceptional “Pirates” weekend, part of the celebrations surrounding the 25th anniversary of Disneyland Paris. They, along with a large number of visitors, got together with friends and family to experience the thrill of adventure that is now associated with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The two-day celebration was full of surprises, as visitors wandered from place to place, stumbling upon groups of musicians dressed as pirates, sea-themed tattooing workshops, new picture and selfie spots, and a never-before-seen addition to the Disney Illuminations night-time show. A magnificent way to round off the anniversary celebration.

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES sails into theaters May 26, 2017.