Thursday, May 19, 2011

Blog Hop: Pirates!

Today's Blog Hop hosted by Babes In Disneyland is a Pirate Theme in honor of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie that is coming out this weekend.  Lisa has been posting "piratey" things all week, so the blog hop will keep her theme continuing!  

To be honest with you all, I have not kept up with the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.  I saw the first one when it came out on DVD and I think I saw parts of the second one, but I'm not sure.  While I enjoyed the first movie, it wasn't something I wanted to watch over and over and it didn't get me excited about the future ones.  All that to say, my post today will be "piratey" but it won't be Pirates of the Caribbean Piratey!

Back in February of 2008, our family attended the Pirate and Princess Party at Walt Disney World.  You can read about our experience here  so I won't blog about that again!

Instead I'm sharing what I know about the Pirate's League at Walt Disney World.
"Captain Jack and his trusted mates are scouring the seven seas in search of treasure—and new recruits! At The Pirates League, select a pirate style and receive a makeover and training from the League's veteran pirates. Get a new name, learn some swashbuckling maneuvers and, after taking the official Pirate League Oath, be prepared to march in the Parade of Pirates in Adventureland." ~

The Pirates League is located in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.  I found it as I was exiting the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.  It was tucked in the corner off the gift shop.  I chose to walk through and take pictures of the guests receiving their makeovers instead of walking around like everyone else.  At the time, I didn't know much about the Pirates League.  All I knew was it was a very cool option for boys since the little girls have the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!  Even if I were a mom of girls instead of boys, I think I would still rather have the Pirate makeover rather than the Princess one...  But that's just me! :)

The first thing you do once you pay for your makeover is receive a Pirate Name from the Captain's Log. Then it's time for your makeover and you end your visit with a portrait session and a (weather permitting) Pirate Parade!  For $29.95 plus tax, you can choose from 2 options: "The First Mate" or "Empress".  It will take 30 to 60 minutes for your transformation and all packages include:
 Choice of facial effect (5 to choose from)
 Reversible bandana
 Earring and Eye Patch
 Sword and Sheath
 Temporary Tattoo
 Unique Pirate Coin Necklace
 Personalized Pirate Oath
 Official Pirate Name
 Removable Teeth*
 Participation in a daily Adventureland Pirate Parade

* Empress package does not come with removable teeth but does come with vibrant and bold makeup, plus nail polish and face gem!

Costumes, headwear, and imaging sold separately and are available at the location.

You can book reservations at The Pirates League by calling (407) WDW-CREW (939-2739). Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made 180 days prior to arrival (when you make your dining reservations, go on and book your Pirate League reservations as well!).  Theme park admission is required. The Pirates League is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The last reservations will be taken at 3:30pm. Costume selection and sizing may vary.  Guests must be at least 3 years of age.


  1. Great info! Never did the Pirates League but may have to next trip down :) And btw, are we leading parallel Check out my P&P party post...we attended Feb. 2008 also! Arrrrgh.

  2. I've heard lots of great things about the Pirates League and after reading this again I was so tempted to call for my little C Man, but alas, he's too young. Maybe next time... Their Mermaid package (limited time only) looks great and I think Bug would really enjoy that one, but we're already doing the BBB. Thanks for the great info!

  3. Oh, How much fun is that!!! We have a little pirate in training!

  4. That would be so fun to have a Pirate makeover! I'm surprised they haven't done that over here yet!

  5. I am so glad you posted about this! I wrote in my blog post today that we wanted my son to do this on our next trip. Glad to learn more about it and I am even more excited that he will love it!

  6. You give great detail here- I bought a package for my 2 nephews for Christmas last year. It still makes their Top 3 Disney All-Time Best list! (And they go a lot!!)

  7. Confession, I am adult & I want to go to the Pirates League. I'd love to get made over as a pirate! Or have you seen the new mermaid makeover? Its only through July right now, I hope they extend it.

  8. This isn't on the top of our to-do list...but it does seem like it would be a lot of fun. The pricing seems reasonable too. I'm glad you included the photos of the shop...nice to get a peek inside. :)

  9. A pirate makeover! Are you kidding! That is too cool!! :D

  10. That is so cool, I would totally get one.

  11. I posted this on my blog, so I can pass it on and not forget it. I love the pirates movies and this is great that Disney is doing this for the fans. Thanks Beth

  12. We've done the BBB for three trips now. I think we're going to try this next time. We'll probably still have to do the BBB, too, but this should be a lot of fun for our little girl.