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Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage

On our most recent trip to Walt Disney World this past January, I knew I wanted to do something special for my Peter Pan loving 5 year old.  I settled on booking seats on the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage.  Here are the stats for this swashbuckling adventure.

The voyage sets sail every night other than Wednesday, November through May.  June through October it runs nightly with the exception of Wednesdays and Thursdays.  The cost is $34.00 per child and $59.00 per adult.  The price includes snacks at Disney's Contemporary Resort, a meet and greet with Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, the Voyage itself, and a meet and greet with Peter Pan.

The Voyage sets sail from the Contemporary resort.  As instructed, we headed over to the resort an hour and fifteen minutes before Wishes was scheduled to start.  The front desk directed us to a ballroom where we met our fellow pirates for the evening and awaited our hosts.  There were coloring materials out for the kids to pass some time and very comfy couches for the adults to take a load off after a long day at the parks.

Our amazing hosts for the evening, Patch and Patch, came out to greet us and welcomed us to join them in the ballroom for some pirate provisions and a chance to meet Captain Hook and Mr. Smee.  The snacks were simple offerings of pretzels, cake, ice cream and punch.  Just enough to get all of the little pirates sugared up and ready to go!  While everyone snacked, we took turns meeting Captain Hook and Mr. Smee.  This is a great meet and greet opportunity as they are not easily met in the parks.  The lines were short and we were able to spend a good amount of time with them both.  They met together and there was a PhotoPass photographer accompanying them.

I think one of our 5 year old's favorite parts was getting to mingle freely with the other kids.  He quickly became part of a 'pirate crew' and had a blast playing around for the 30-40 minutes we were in the ballroom.

The room was divided into 2 boat groups and each were led out to the dock by their respective Patch.  Both Patch and Patch were incredibly entertaining.  They had great banter between each other and excellent rapport with the kids.  Once on board your boat, you set sail at a comfortable pace until you are positioned with a great view of Cinderella's Castle.

The boat ride over consists of Patch getting to know the passengers aboard, singing songs, and doing a bit of trivia for small prizes.  It is basically a comedy routine at sea.  The hosts truly make this experience.

The actual fireworks viewing is spectacular.  The view is so wonderful and having the music piped in on the boat while you sit and relax is really a great way to see the show!


After Wishes, you head back to the dock at the Contemporary where you are met by a "surprise" guest - Peter Pan!  Peter has a wonderfully interactive meet and greet once you are off of the boat.  This was truly a highlight of our trip.  Our son had a blast messing around after the cruise with Peter.  The meet and greet with Peter is outside in the dark, but there is a PhotoPass photographer with him, so never fear; you will get good photos.

Overall, I think this is a fantastic experience!  We felt it was worth the cost and a really special way to spend an evening.  We chose our last night to go on the cruise and it was the perfect way to end our trip.  Our son still talks about meeting Peter and has his bandana (given to all guests) proudly displayed in his room.  Hopefully this is something all of you with Pirate lovers in the family can enjoy on a trip in the future!

Amy H

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