Very Merrytime Cruise, Disney Dream, part 4
Ahoy! Like everything Disney does, t'is all in the details, and thar is no shortage of this for the Cruise Line's Pirate Night. The entire day is filled with Pirate themed entertainment including the wee one's club, dining, pirate photo ops and characters dressed as buccaneers.
Pirate night happens on most, but not every Disney Cruise. Wee ones of all ages (that means parents also!) are encouraged to participate. Many clans bring costumes and dress up for the event. Don't worry if ye forget yer costume, because Disney provides all guests with a bandana to wear. Not only is it functional, but t'is also a wonderful and FREE souvenir to take home with ye.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique offers pirate makeovers as well, that include beards (or lip gloss), make up, eye shadow, and maybe even a scar or two. This be be something ye pre-book. Thee packages range anywhere from $45-$100.
Here be some pictures of me mateys enjoying Pirate Night!
Alas! Here are some pictures of a few pirates on thee galleon (the boat) that we met. Pirate Stitch and of course Jake! Arrr! Ye could also meet Peter Pan, Cap'n Jack Sparrow, Cap'n Hook and Mr. Smee, but we didn't get a chance to meet them. This is on my must do list for our next Pirate Night.
At dinnertime, all of the restaurants had the same pirate themed menus that looked like treasure maps. The menu items all had catchy menu names like, "Castaway Chicken Breast" or "Sunken Vegetable Treasure." I cannot offer a review of this menu because the adults in my clan dined at Palo this night, and my daughter dined in thee Wee one Club.
Arrr! The show begins after the second dinner seating so you have plenty of time to head back to your stateroom to begin your transformation into a buccaneer. After a long day for the kiddos, some rest time prior to the party might be a good idea. Try to arrive a little bit early because pretty much everyone on thee galleon (the ship) will be at thee party. This way you can get a good spot. We chose to be on the balcony, which was one deck above the party, and our view was unobstructed.
Arrr! The show is jam packed with action. Cap'n Jack Sparrow performs a stage show, and the highlight of the night are fireworks at sea! Can you image being out in the open waters of the Caribbean, and watching a private fireworks show? Truly breathtaking. After the fireworks, there is a dance party. I am not sure how late the dance party goes because we headed back to our room with our tired little one right after the fireworks show.
Amara Lucci McShain
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