Pirate Adventure

47 Days: A Pirate’s Adventure

Pirate Adventure

Look for hidden treasure in Adventureland in A Pirate’s Adventure!

Pirate Adventure

The motto of every Pirate in training!

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day47 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Each day is a day closer towards the big excursions, and I am excited about this one because it is an experience that I’ve never looked into, and Sophie hasn’t done it either.  I think things like A Pirate’s Adventure were born out of the success of the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure, which, of course, has since been replaced by Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure.  A Pirate’s Adventure hasn’t been along very long, just about a year I believe, and is focused entirely in Adventureland, as you would imagine, but it sounds like a lot of fun for kids — and perhaps even their parents — to enjoy!  Here are the rules of this here Pirated Adventure:

A Pirate’s Adventure Treasure Hunts:

  • There are five treasures hidden throughout Adventureland.  Your goal is to grab a special magic talisman to read 5 treasure maps to find the hidden treasure!
  • Race against Captain Barbosa to find the Treasure of the Pacific!
  • Beat the British in the Treasure of the Indian Ocean!
  • Make a special spell to hide the port in Treasure of the Caribbean!
  • Locate a pirate ship to find the Treasure of the Arctic!
  • Battle with Blackbeard and win the Treasure of the Mediterranean!

Each of these adventures takes about 20 minutes, and you can stop and start throughout the day, so think about this as an alternative Magic Kingdom adventure for you and your kids!  Have you ever done this?  Is it fun?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!

My Favorite Disney Ride or Why You Don’t Want to Miss Pirates of the Caribbean

One of my many favorite Pirates, I snap a picture of him every time I float under him.

“Dead men tell no tales,” the words alone bring a smile to my face and longing in my heart. No Disney World trip is complete without a ride on “Pirates of the Caribbean.” This fun-filled dark ride sets the scene before you even board your boat. The ride is set inside a re-creation of a Caribbean fort. You will see cannons and other scenery that helps set the stage.

A canon in the queue line for Pirates of the Caribbean

After you wind your way through the waiting area (which can be a welcome relief as the waiting area is cool and dark, a nice break on a hot Florida day) you reach the boarding area and get on the boat. At the start of your adventure, you get to hear it (“Dead men tell no tales,” if you’ve ridden this ride, I bet you are hearing it with that very specific voice and the intonation of the ride.)

Here you are “trapped” between a pirate ship and the safety of the fort in town

Disney has incorporated characters from the movies into the ride (you will see Davy Jones  as well as Jack Sparrow. I have heard that they have also added mermaid references but I haven’t been since they were added so I don’t want to say that it’s true until I see it for myself. {Editor’s Note: I read about this on Chip & Company. Click the link if you haven’t seen that information yet.}) After a short drop and a small “splash” you find yourself in danger as you are trapped between a pirate ship and a port town in the Caribbean. The remainder of the ride is scenes of the pirates raiding and pillaging the town before the pirates are finally reigned in to end the ride.

Captain Jack is looking for new pirates

If you are lucky, you may see Captain Jack outside the ride as he recruits new pirates to join him.  Did I miss something you especially enjoy on the Pirates of the Caribbean? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this classic ride.