Ahoy, me Hearties! Do you have a Pirate in the family? Planning on a trip to Disney? Avast! Here are 11 things we suggest you check out to enjoy a swashbuckling time on your pirate themed vacation at Disney!
1 – “X” Marks the Spot!
Because every good buccaneer needs to excellent treasure hunt, we suggest you tell your Pirate about your trip to Disney with a treasure map. Much like a scavenger hunt, set up little Pirate doubloons along the hunt throughout your home, your town, or whatever works for you. Have them follow the pirate map to the final and greatest piece of treasure… your vacation to the place where Pirates go to have a blimey good time – Disney World!
2 – Prepare for Voyage
Before you begin your grand voyage to Disney, prepare your Pirate with some excellent movie choices. Depending on age, we suggest watching the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Peter Pan, and/or some episodes of Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Each of these Disney movies is relived at different attractions within the park. Prepare your Pirate for some of the sights he or she may encounter at Disney.
3 – Pirate Room at Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort offers a selection of Pirate themed rooms. These pirate rooms have ship style bed frames, mapped/compass floors, skull décor, and other furniture and lighting that make you feel like you have been swept away at sea. Your Pirate will surely revel in sleeping and waking surrounded by these shipshape features.
4 – Me Pirate Adventure
As if staying in a Pirate themed room wouldn’t be enough, you could also order the “Me Pirate Adventure” package from DisneyFloralAndGifts.com. As you approach your resort room door, you will be greeted by a “Beware” sign before you enter. If you dare to enter, you will be amazed at the vast assortment of pirate-themed items, including a glowing red-eyed skull, pirate blanket, pirate duffle bag, and riddles left by Captain Jack Sparrow to lead you to a treasure chest with more booty! This is a pricy package ($400), so if you aren’t able to spend the extra money, you can always add pirate items of your own while the family is off checking out the resort. There are also other Pirate packages from DisneyFloralandGifts.com we recommend you check out for different price ranges.
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, Disney Floral and Gifts are not accepting new orders.
5 – Join the League!
Princesses have Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – well, now pirates have The Pirates League! Located in Magic Kingdom, your lass or lad (over the age of 3) can join the league with Captain Jack Sparrow. Dressed up as a pirate with face paint, clothes, sword, eye patch, bandana, and more – your child will be transformed into one of the scurvy crew! Packages range from $40 – $100. Cast Members also help advise on pirate talk and treasure hunting. This excitement will leave your little one singing, “Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me!”
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, both Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and The Pirates League are closed.
6 – Pirate Attractions
Now that your Pirate has joined the league, they will undoubtedly want to hang out with other pirates! Be sure to ride Pirates of the Caribbean in Magic Kingdom (located very close to The Pirates League). You will also want to ride Peter Pan’s Flight at Magic Kingdom, where you will see Captain Hook and his sidekick Mr. Smee in different scenes from the movie. Peter Pan is also available for a meet and greet close to his ride (check with a Cast Member for meet and greet times). If you are around for the Magic Kingdom Festival of Fantasy Parade, you will see Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Smee, Tinkerbell, and even Tick-Tock Croc!
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, character greetings are temporarily suspended.
7 – Dine Like a Pirate
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! Head on over, just around the corner from the Captain Jack Sparrow show, for a pirate bite of food at Tortuga Tavern. Landlubbers will delight in this Pirate themed quick service location, that serves up mostly barbeque options. Plus, don’t forget to pack those snacks for the theme parks and for in-room snacking with pirate themes such as Pirate’s Booty, Goldfish or Whales, and Chocolate Gold Coins.
8 – Shop Like a Pirate
Thar she blows! Do you ever feel like yelling this out when you find the perfect item or gift you’ve been looking for at Disney? Well, if any of those gifts or items ye seek are Pirate themed, Disney has several gift shops in the theme parks and at Disney Springs for you to find pirate items to fit all your needs. Hoist a Jolly Roger, grab a hook or two, and don’t forget about all the incredible pirate gear! Notably, the gift shop you are dropped into after the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Magic Kingdom will leave you wishing you brought more gold doubloons!
9 – Pirate Excursions
As if all of the above isn’t enough for your pirate adventure – we are going to throw another idea your way! For pirates ages 4-12 years old, we suggest you check out a Pirate Adventure Cruise that set sail out of different Disney Resorts. There are two various adventures to select from that allow your child to set sail for a voyage with Pirate Captains (Cast Members). Your pirates will search for treasure and enjoy understanding in locating hidden clues. All these ideas for your young pirates – here’s one for the young and young at heart! Check out Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage that departs from the Contemporary. This ship voyage provides snacks, refreshing drinks, and, most importantly, an incredible view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks!
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, pirate excursions and fireworks are temporarily suspended.
10 – Talk Like a Pirate
Finally, we recommend your pirate and all of your family and maties try to talk like a pirate throughout your day trip or pirate vacation. That’s right – just because! I’m sure young and old crew members can come up with some fun pirates jokes to pass the time as well. You can use this one – who’s a pirate’s favorite Star Wars character? Arrrrrrr-2D2, of course!
Well, blimey, we’ve come to an end for now. We hope this little pirate guide helps you cast off on an adventure of a lifetime with your maties!
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