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Must Do’s for Pirate Fans

Whether you’re a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean films or you have a child who truly believes they are a buccaneer there is plenty of things that will enhance your days at Disney World. Some of these don’t even include park admission, making them great choices for non-park days.

Pirates of the Caribbean

The attraction that started it all, Pirates of the Caribbean is a boat ride found in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom. This ride is dark and has a couple unexpected drops. The boat is large and fits your whole group, making it fantastic for your whole party. The boat ride takes you through different pirates scenes, from two ships fighting to the scene of a town run a muck with pirates. You’ll certainly have the theme song stuck in your head the rest of the day.

Pirate Adventure Cruises

For 2 hours, kids ages 4 to 12 can embark on a real pirate treasure hunt. There are two such cruises, one is found at the Yacht and Beach Club and the other is found at the Caribbean Beach resort. These cruises happen each weekday at 9:30am, weather depending. The cost is between $39 and $49 depending on the time of year. During these cruises, kids will be joined by pirates who will be taking them on a hunt to find some treasure. The adventure includes a snack. A great way to spend time on a non-park day.

The Pirates League

The pirate version of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, The Pirates League offers guests the chance to be adorned as pirates. Guests will receive a facial effect as well as a few item to complete their pirate look. Packages range in price from $18 to $100. This experience is found in the back of the Pirates League shop, which is in Adventureland connected to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. This means you’ll need to have park admission. Make sure to book ahead. Reservations open 180 days ahead of time.

Peter Pan’s Flight

One of the 9 most popular FastPass choices, Peter Pan’s Flight takes guests on a journey through London and then onto Neverland. Your vehicle for the journey is a pirate ship. The ship will fly high in the sky, so be sure to look out below for all your favourite Peter Pan scenes. This attraction is found in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland.

A Pirate’s Adventures: Treasures of the Seven Seas

This special experience is free of charge, it’s a scavenger hunt of sorts that has 5 destinations. Complete each of the 5 missions to receive a card signed by Jack Sparrow himself. A great activity for the middle schoolers in your group. You can sign up for A Pirate’s Adventures at the Crow’s Nest, a little cart found at the gateway between Frontierland and Adventureland. The event can make up to 2 hours.

Pirates & Pals Fireworks Cruise

Join Captain Hook and his trusty side kick Smee for a memorable evening at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. At the resort you’ll have an array of snacks and beverages before jumping on a boat to see the Happily Ever After fireworks from the water. The night is not over with the fireworks, there will be special guest awaiting you when you return from the fireworks show. The cost per adult hovers around $80 and per child is around $50.

Captain Hook’s Pirate Crews

This special event is located at the Beach Club resort, but is not exclusive to these guests. For $55, children aged 4-12 can spend the evening with Captain Hook searching for buried treasure. Throughout the evening guests will get a pirate name and learn the ways of the pirate league. The evening includes dinner and lasts from 5pm-8:30pm.

Caribbean Beach Rooms

For the biggest Pirate fans you may want to stay at the Caribbean Beach resort in the Epcot resort area. This resort is a moderate resort and has a select number of rooms that are pirate themed. These rooms have guests sleeping in beds that are built as boats and there’s compasses and maps adorning the walls and floors of the rooms. Making the pirate in your crew feel right at home.

Such a variety of things you can do. Big and small. I think we’ll be adding the Pirates League to our next vacation or once our small is old enough. Happy Planning, Friends.