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Disney Cruise Pirate Night 2024

One thing you will be able to enjoy on most Disney Cruises is Pirate Night. Disney Cruise Pirate Night is a themed evening when you will be able to let your inner pirate out by dressing up in pirate attire, feasting on Caribbean food, and taking part in a Pirate dance party that ends with a beautiful fireworks display over the ocean!

If your Disney Cruise is going to the Bahamas or Caribbean, chances are you will have a Pirate Night.

Pirate Night is when everything on this ship takes on a Pirate flair.

You’ll find pirate activities, characters dressed as pirates, pirate movies and even a pirate-themed dinner and show.

Pirate Night

Preparing for your Disney Cruise Pirate Night

Before you set sail, make sure you are prepared for Pirate Night. This means making sure you have purchased some essentials.

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One thing you will want to have with you when you take your cruise is an outfit for Disney’s Pirate Night.

Most people dress up for the themed evening.

Some wear full-on Disney Cruise pirate costumes, while others just wear a Disney pirate t-shirt or a pirate dress.

When preparing for your trip, don’t forget to add some pirate items to your Disney Cruise packing list.

If you really want to take it to a whole new level for your kids, consider booking an appointment for Pirate League at Bippidi Bobbidi Boutique on Pirate Night.

You can do this once on the ship or in advance of your cruise.

Location for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on each ship:

The Pirate League Package fully transforms your child into a pirate! Here are your options:

Pirate Makeup and Accessories $59.95

  • Makeup application
  • Cinch bag
  • Accessories

Swashbuckle $99.95

  • Pirate vest and waist belt
  • Makeup application
  • Cinch bag
  • Bandana, eye patch and earring
  • Sword

Pirate Costume (Youth) $199.95

  • Choice of pirate costume
  • Makeup application
  • Cinch bag
  • Bandana, eye patch and earring
  • Sword

When you book your cruise, go ahead and book a reservation for Pirate Night because it does get booked fast!

You can make, change or cancel appointments online up to 3 days prior to embarkation.

Pirate Bandannas on a Disney Cruise

Don’t have room to pack a pirate outfit or forgot your pirate attire completely? No worries!

When the Disney Cruise room steward makes up your stateroom, he/she will leave a Disney Pirate Bandana for each member of your party.

You can wear it as a head scarf, tie it around your neck or wear it in your hair.

Of course, you can also purchase some pirate gear on board, but realize that you will pay a premium and the selection will be somewhat limited.

5 Things to Experience on Disney Cruise Line Pirate Night

While it might be called Pirate Night, it is an all-day event! You will find Pirate Crafts, Pirate Trivia, and other Pirate-inspired events during the day as well.

Here are the top 5 things to experience on Disney Pirate Night:

Disney Cruise Craft

1. Pirate Cruise Activities

During the day, you will find opportunities for your family to take part in a few different Pirate activities.

Kids clubs will have various activities related to pirates for the kids take part in, but the entire family can enjoy the fun through Pirate crafts and Pirate Trivia.

Mickey Mouse Pirate Meet & Greet
Courtesy Disney

2. Pirate Meet & Greets.

You will find that just about everyone is dressed up for Disney Pirate Night.

What makes it even more fun is that you will also find all your favorite Disney pirates on board for meet-and-greets.

Hook & Smee on Disney Cruise Pirate Night

You will find Mickey & Minnie dressed as pirates, Jack Sparrow, and even Captain Hook and Mr. Snee!

Disney Cruise Pirate Night Menu

3. Pirate Night Dinner

You will find that all the restaurants in the rotation have transformed into pirate-themed restaurants.

Typically, Pirate Night is a casual night. Most people come to dinner dressed up in Pirate outfits and will also find that your servers will all be wearing their finest Pirate Garb.

Pirate Night Dinner Menu
Pirate Night Dessert Menu

Each restaurant has the exact same Disney Cruise Pirate Night menu and you will find it full of Caribbean-inspired foods & cocktails.

Pirate Night on a Disney Cruise

4. Pirate Deck Party

Outside on the main deck, you will find that the pool has been covered up and the stage has been set for the “Pirates in the Caribbean” Deck Party.

Pirate Party on a Disney Cruise

During the interactive Pirate stage show, you will spend some time dancing and singing and will get a chance to see your favorite Disney characters dressed up in their Pirate outfits.

Get there early to grab a spot up front or find a great viewing spot from the balcony on the upper deck.

While the Disney Pirate show is upbeat for the most part, smaller children might get a little frightened by the fight scenes or by the firing of cannons.

Just prepare them ahead of time by letting them know that it is all pretend.

Disney Cruise Line Fireworks at Sea
Courtesy Disney Cruise Line

5. Fireworks at Sea

One of the things that sets Disney Cruise Line apart from others is that they are the first cruise line to have a fireworks show over the ocean.

At 10:15 on Disney Pirate Night, everyone gathers to the upper deck to watch a fantastic fireworks show that is set to the score of Walt Disney Studios Pirates of the Caribbean films.

Overall, Disney Cruise Pirate Night is something you don’t want to miss out on experiencing!

Have you had a chance to experience Disney Pirate Night? What did you think?

Nelda Jones

Tuesday 10th of January 2023

We are in Disney wonder out of San Diego. Will we have a pirate party night?

Donna Manheim

Saturday 9th of July 2022

So much fun!

Henna

Monday 25th of November 2019

Do they have light up pirate cup for kids at all dining places or certain one. We r on dream

Kristi

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

They will have them at all restaurants on Pirate night.

Denise Clark

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

We are on a Disney Norwegian cruise next August do they have pirates party

Kristi

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

I believe that they have a Frozen night instead of Pirate night on the Norway Cruise.

Gloria

Sunday 18th of September 2016

We are second seating for First Disney Cruise. So dinner will be after the show. Does that mean we will miss the Pirates show?

Kristi

Monday 19th of September 2016

Disney is really good about making sure that everyone gets to see each show. Typically there are two times to accommodate both seatings. One is around 7:45 (no fireworks) and the other is closer to 9:45 (with fireworks after). This is of course based on the time of year and ship.

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