Pirate Night is held on one night on virtually every cruise. The crew, restaurants, and entertainment take on a pirate theme. The ship’s transformation begins early in the day, when the usual background music is replaced by songs and audio from the theme parks’ Pirates of the Caribbean ride and the spinoff film series. Afternoon craft sessions and family activities are pirate-themed as well. Sometime in the afternoon, your stateroom attendant will drop off in your cabin a pirate bandana for each member of your group to wear, as well as booty, such as chocolate “coins” covered in gold foil.
Special menus are offered on Pirate Night
On cruises of four-plus nights, each ship’s main restaurant will have a special menu for the evening, designed to look like a treasure map. Virtually all of the crew, as well as the ship’s officers, will wear special pirate outfits, and families have an opportunity to pose for photos with them before dinner.
Many guests pack special outfits just for Pirate Night, including black knee-high boots, capri pants, white puffy shirts, and eyeliner. (The women dress up too.)
Pirate Night concludes with a stage show and video on the family pool’s Funnel Vision screen, accompanied by a short fireworks display. The fireworks are usually shot from the starboard side, so you’ll have a better view from there. The best viewing spots are Deck 10 Starboard, looking over Goofy’s Pool (Disney Magic and Disney Wonder), and Deck 12 Forward, near Currents bar (Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy).
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