You can expect some one of a kind experiences when you take a Disney Cruise. One thing you will be able to enjoy ONLY on a Disney Cruise is Pirate Night. Pirate night on a Disney Cruise is a themed evening when you will be able to let your inner pirate out by dressing up, feasting on pirate food, partying with pirates and seeing an amazing fireworks show over the ship.
Here is what you can expect during Pirate Night on a Disney Cruise:
Pirate Gear. When the Disney Cruise room steward makes up your stateroom, he/she will leave you a Disney Pirate Bandana for each member in your party. If you didn’t bring pirate attire with you, you will be able to purchase it on board in the gift shops, but realize that you will pay a premium and the selection will be somewhat limited. You are better off buying pirate gear before you go if you want to save a little money and have more options.
Pirate Meet & Greets. You will find that just about everyone is dressed up for Pirate night on a Disney Cruise. What makes it even more fun is that you will also find all your favorite Disney pirates on board for meet and greets. Even the fab five get dressed in their pirate best.
Pirate-themed dinner. You will find that all the restaurants in rotation have transformed into a pirate themed restaurant. Each has the exact same pirate menu featuring Caribbean inspired dishes. Even your will all be dressed in their finest Pirate Garb. One thing that you can only get during this meal is the souvenir kids pirate drink cup that lights up. Usually, the price of the souvenir cup is around $6.
Mickey’s Pirate Party. Outside on the main deck, you will find that the pool has been covered up and the stage has been set for a Mickey’s Pirate Party. During the interactive stage show, you will spend some time dancing, singing and will get a chance to see your favorite Disney characters dressed up in their Pirate Outfits.
Get there early to grab a seat up front or find a great viewing spot from the balcony. While this show is upbeat for the most part, smaller children might get a little frightened by the fight between Captain Hook & Mickey or by the sounds of cannons launching and hitting targets. Just prepare them ahead of time by letting them know that it is pretend.
Fireworks. Pirate Night on a Disney Cruise will end will a beautiful firework display over the ocean. It is the only one in the world offered by a cruise line! If your kids aren’t used to staying up late at night, attempt to get them to nap in the day so they can enjoy it! To say that it is magical, is an understatement.
Pirate Night Buffet. Right after the fireworks show, you will find a full buffet filled with yummy treats. There are nachos and tacos, and plenty of desserts! The buffet starts right at the end of the fireworks and only lasts about 45 minutes. The line can be ridiculously long, but if you want a special snack, you will find this a nice change from the regular food choices.
Have you had a chance to experience Pirate Night on a Disney Cruise? What did you think?