Saturday, August 11, 2018

[Day 4 | Part 2] Pirate Night at Sea!

Pirate Night

Last time we sailed on Disney, Rachel was the only member of the family to dress up for Pirate Night.  When reading my cruise blog, Rachel reminded me that one of my "wish I dids" was dress up for Pirate Night.  So naturally, this year, we went all-out.



We started our evening of pirate shenanigans with beers at the Wave bar.

Pirate Night

Side note: Rachel was not fond of the bartenders here because she went there somewhat frequently with her beer mug, and they weren't very friendly and never remembered her beer of choice. You might think, oh, that's a lot to ask... but remember that we're comparing it to the Disney Cruise Line Standard of friendliness... and these guys just didn't live up.

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We took our beers over to the second deck to look down on Mickey's Pirates of the Caribbean. This is a cute little stage show - it's fun to see Mickey and the gang dressed as pirates. Personally, I prefer this stage show better than the "more adult" one with Jack Sparrow later in the evening.

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I mean, look, they're so cute!

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She, she's into it.

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He's also into it.

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Hahaha, it's now time for a pirate family photo shoot!! There are a lot of great photos, but I'll try to curate it to my favorite few.

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Don't worry, I got in on the action, too. Also drank like half of this beer in the time it took us to get some "gram-worthy" photos.

Pirate Night

Pirate Night

Oh, and you know we bought the family photo. I mean, this is the other reason we went on the cruise. Pirate Night and Castaway Cay - the most epic day ever.

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The party moved to the dining room. Ask for a kids menu - they can be folded into hats!

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Oh, and these cups are cool, too. Look at me here, two worthless souvenir cups in one day. You live and you don't learn!! I know I won't reuse these cups but I STILL WANT THEM! MEMORIES BEING MADE HERE, OKAY?!


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Rachel actually ordered from the kids' menu that night, and our waiter seemed pretty concerned. We were great buds with the wait staff at this point, so I think he was very worried that there was nothing she liked on the regular menu. Nope, Rachel just really wanted that mac and cheese.

Mac and Cheese

Rachel also reminded me that last time I didn't care for the jerked chicken. So I didn't order it. And I don't remember a thing about whatever this is... Cortea's Cilantro Marinated Caribbean Grouper Filet. Doesn't sound like something I'd eat. Maybe this was Mom or Dad's entree.

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Pirate Night

Went back to the room to find this frightening towel creature on our bed...

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And then were greeted on deck by this frightening skeleton pirate creature...

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He has a really stupid name. I don't remember it. Something punny with bones, maybe. Whatever it is, he's a dumb 3D animated character who I find annoying. Why couldn't Mickey host this show??

The show aspect of this lacks creativity and capitalizes on people's continued interest in Captain Jack Sparrow.

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But whatever, at least there's fireworks.

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If you have the second seating for dinner, it's pretty difficult to get a good spot to watch the fireworks show.  That is the one setback to the late dinner.  But I wouldn't consider it a big negative because the fireworks are in the sky and the stage show isn't that great, anyway.

Pirate Night

After Buccaneer Blast is a Club Pirate Dance Party which would be fun if you're a little kid or a lit adult, but we were just ready for bed at this point. Room service, please!!