Yesterday was our first Magic Kingdom day. Although the day was full of magical moments the theme of the day definitely revolved around the three P’s…
Pirates, Princesses, and Pooh.
The morning was all about pirates.
We began our day in Adventureland by riding “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Like all good Disney rides you get dropped at the end into a gift shop. The gift shop at the end of this ride was pirate themed, of course. My three boys, who are all huge pirate fans thanks to Capt. Jack Sparrow, were in heaven. They all decided that they wanted to use their remaining gift card money on pirate gear and were adding up the cost of a sword, eye patch and hat when we were told about a treasure we hadn’t heard of before…The Pirate League.
For a cost comparable to what they were planning on spending on pirate souvenirs they could have an entire pirate makeover.
They were sold and we signed up.
So how does one go about becoming a pirate, you might ask…
Well, it begins with choosing your look.
The boys were given a “menu” to pick from.
Next step in your pirate transformation is to get your new pirate name, of course. I mean, really, how do you expect to be taken seriously as a pirate with a name like Ozzie. 🙂
The process of acquiring a new name begins with a spin of the wheel. Three turns to the left and the treasure chest is opened.
Inside are two dice. The pirate lass checks your numbers to her book of names and assigns you your new pirate name.
Rusty is now known as Hector Badbones.
Ozzie is now called Sam Damploather.
Tyler will from here on be addressed as Rodger Pondwater.
From here we took a seat and waited to be called by our pirate trainer.
It wasn’t long before we heard, “Argh..where’s me Roger Pondwater?”
Soon all three boys were in pirates training. Rusty and Tyler were both getting Black Beard’s look but Ozzie decided to get Black Eyed Jack’s makeover. When his pirate trainer told him to hold still so he could give him his black eye (and then made a fist) Ozzie was a bit nervous. He was relieved to discover the black eye was made with make-up.
The transformation began and in a matter of minutes all my boys had facial hair.
The next step was, of course, pirate accessories. Can you really call yourself a pirate without a bandana, eye patch and gold earring??
After being transformed, the next step was to be sworn into the Pirate League and pledge to:
“Be a true and honest pirate. One who can be trusted not to be trusted, to run from any fight you cannot win, to win any fight from which you cannot run, to plunder treasure with a hearty laugh, and to make your sisters swab the deck.”
“Now and then we had the hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.” -Mark Twain
Once the boys had completed their pirate transformation they were given their sword and sheaths.
They were then allowed to enter Capt. Jack Sparrow’s treasure room to search for treasure.
They found the hidden treasure…
They received their pirate certificates, and were ready to meet their captain.
We were so impressed with the Pirate League experience that we would recommend it to anyone. The experience, the makeovers, and all the extra that came with the transformation really impressed these pirate parents. It truly is one of the hidden gems at Magic Kingdom!
The next stop in our pirate adventure was pirate training with Capt. Jack Sparrow. Ozzie was chosen to go up on stage.
Finally, we ended our pirate adventure with a treasure hunt around Adventureland.
“Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirate’s life for me.”
“Always be yourself, unless you can be a pirate…Then always be a pirate.” 🙂
Next stop: Princesses and Pooh 🙂