Looking for adventure on the Seven Seas? Set sail on the Seven Seas Lagoon aboard a Pirates and Pals Fireworks Cruise!
Your adventure starts at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, check the notification board in the lobby or with the front desk to see where you are meeting your crew mates for the evening, and they will direct you to where you need to go. Upon arrival you are assigned to be on the Smee boat or the Hook boat. Everyone in your party receives a special Pirates and Pals bandana. It is requested you wear this so they can know you are part of the crew. Arriving at the recommended time for the evening will give you plenty of time to complete a Pirate Scavenger Hunt in Disney’s Contemporary Resort! When you complete the hunt, you can return your answers to the check-in desk for a pirate prize.
Before you have time to say “Yo, ho let’s go!” Your pirate guides arrive for the evening, Patch and also a second Patch. These two lively pirates are great pirate hosts for the evening. After greeting you they open up the dessert and snacks buffet filled for hungry pirates. Cotton Candy, ice cream, cake, drinks, small snacks like pretzels and chips, and of course a whole treasure chest filled with gold doubloons, chocolate in currency. It is best to plan on having dinner before arrival.
While you are snacking on pirate treats, Captain Hook and Mr.Smee arrive for everyone to have a chance to take pictures with before heading out to the boats. Captain Hook and Mr. Smee will walk down to the docks with you, but they do not board the boats. Before leaving you will line up in two groups according to your assigned boat. One lucky pre-selected pirate for each boat will be assigned an important pirate job official boat flag holder for the evening! They will lead the way with Patch and Hook, or Patch and Smee, out to the docks.
As you board and say good bye to Captain Hook and Mr.Smee your adventure starts on sea with Patch as your guide. Our Patch for the evening was fantastic. As you sail out to the fireworks viewing location taking in the views, there is pirate tales and getting to know the other mates on your boat! Soon enough you are in front of Magic Kingdom with an ideal view for Wishes Nighttime Spectacular. There is no need to worry about missing the music that accompanies the show, because it is played through the speakers on the boat as soon as the show begins.
Wishes is my favorite nighttime show at the Walt Disney World Resort, I could watch it a million times, I have already watched it hundreds of times, and it never gets old. While watching right in front of Cinderella’s castle is the preferred viewing location, out on the Seven Seas Lagoon is my 2nd favorite. If you have little pirates or mermaids with you that do not necessarily like the loud noise of the fireworks when watching in the park, this is a great option to try.
As a tip: Be courteous to your fellow mates trying to enjoy the show, limit your flashes if you have to use one. The boat is in constant motion so it can be hard to get that perfect shot in. Sit back, take it all in and enjoy the show.
Once the show has ended, your journey back to Disney’s Contemporary begins, complete with pirate trivia and of course pirate singing! Every little pirate gets a prize before stepping off the boat, so don’t worry if your pirate brain is already sleeping for the evening upon return.Just when you think your swashbuckling adventures have ended for the evening, a special surprise is waiting on the docks…Peter Pan. Each guest has the chance to crow, chat and take a photo with Peter Pan, before flying off to Neverland. It truly is a magical Disney experience for all ages! The cruise is only available on select evenings and is able to be booked 180 days in advance. You can book your voyage by calling 1-800-WDW-PLAY.
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