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." ~http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tours-and-experiences/pirates-league/
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:
• 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.