Walking the Plank?
Once the bandannas and life vests were on,
the pirates lined up and waited to walk the plank. Okay, none of them were actually going
to walk the plank, but that sounded a lot more pirate-y than 'waiting for their pirate ship to
sail into port,' don't you agree?
On the return trip home, the 'pirate ship' was flying the Jolly Roger.
This completes the trilogy of Children PS events at The Grand Floridian Resort. The Pirate
Cruise is for children aged four to ten. Every voyage leaves the Grand Floridian marina
at 10am and lasts about 2 hours. Disney has recently added a snack consisting of PB&J (Peanut Butter
and Jelly so, if your child is alergic to peanuts, please inform the CMs before hand) and fruit juice.
Like all the children programs, no adults are allowed to stow away on the cruise.
The newly bandana'd pirates will sail to exotic ports of call masquerading as other resort marinas,
and find and follow clues that take them throughout the Seven Seas Lagoon. Aboard ship, they'll
hear the legend of Gasparilla, an authentic Florida pirate. Their pirate ship (pontoon boat) is
equipped with telescopes and a map to aid them in their quest to find the hidden treasure.
'Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A pirate's life for ME!', the kids sing quite loudly as the pirate ship
returns to the harbor. Each pirate has a bag of loot (but I won't spoil by saying what's in them!). As a safety
precaution, the head pirate holds onto the pirates as they disembark. He/she won't release any
of them until the longshoreman calls their name and are claimed by their parents or legal guardians after
showing proper identification.
The Pirate Cruise has three voyages weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday's at 10:00 AM.
The event lasts about two hours and a PS can be made up to 90 days in advance.
The cost is $28.17 per child with 20 children per cruise. A credit card is
required at the time of booking, and parents must sign a waver upon arrival.
Cancellation policy is 24 hours in advance and there is a $15 no show
charge per child.
The PS Planning Guide would like to thank Janet2K for the use of her images and
information she gathered while her children looted...er, sailed on the Pirate Cruise.