- This article is about the ship from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. For films' ship, see the Black Pearl.
The ship is seen controlled by an unnamed pirate captain (often nicknamed Blackbeard) and attacking a town in the Spanish Main believed to be loaded with gold in the original version of the attraction. This is later revealed at the end of the ride. The ship also has a mechanism that when riders boats pass by and a cannon is shot from the ship, people can feel the aftershock.
As part of the 2006 update, the villain of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Captain Barbossa, was added as the captain of the Wicked Wench, replacing the original pirate captain.
In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the name of the ship (where Jack Sparrow originally defeats Captain Salazar, acquires his compass, and is named Captain) is called the Wicked Wench. In supplementary materials for the original Pirates trilogy, the Wicked Wench was the original name of the Black Pearl when Jack Sparrow was working for the East India Trading Company. When refusing to transport slaves, Cutler Beckett had the ship sunk and Jack made a deal with Davy Jones to raise the ship from the depths, with the ship being renamed to the Black Pearl.