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7 Things to Do For A Pirate Themed Vacation at Disney World

Ahoy, me Hearties! Do you have a Pirate in the family? Planning on a trip to Disney? Avast! Here are seven 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 Attractions

Your Pirate will undoubtedly want to hang out with other pirates! Be sure to ride Pirates of the Caribbean in Magic Kingdom. 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. 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! 


4 – 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.

5 – 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!

6 – Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew

Editor’s Note: At this time, Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew is temporarily suspended. Since it remains on the Walt Disney World website, we still list it as an option. We hope it returns soon.

Children ages 4-12 are in for an amazing evening when they join Captain Hook on a pirate adventure. Kids will receive a pirate name and go on a treasure hunt. The evening also includes a pirate feast. This adventure is offered at Disney’s Beach Club Resort and runs from 5:00-8:30 p.m. Parents can drop their kids off as early as 4:30 p.m., which gives them time to enjoy themselves for the evening. Kids will have so much fun they might not want to leave!

7 – 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 pirate 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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Matt & Kim

We have had a long time love affair with Disney. We love the magic and the memories we've made at Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. From lodging to dining to Genie+ we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us.
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