by Judy Uplinger Brannon
Pirates' World was a small theme park located on Sheridan St in Dania east of US 1 south of Ft. Lauderdale.
While I do not recall a lot of details about the place, I know that it was my first experience on a roller coaster. I mean a real outdoor one, so you could see your little car get to the edge of the track and take a nosedive downward! It was scary, but I knew my daddy would protect me. What a thrill it was!
There was some sort of ride, or several huge see-saws that had some weeds underneath, and I think someone got bit by a rattlesnake, and it was downhill from there.
With the opening of Disney World in the early 1970s, that probably helped bring about the closing of Pirates' World.