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March 22, 2013

DGTG Guest Review: Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage at Walt Disney World

Please enjoy this guest post by new DGTG contributor Carin V.

Our 2012 Disney Trip was the year of new adventures. After countless trips to the “Happiest Place on Earth” I decided to make this trip the one where we try all new things!! No matter how many times or how many days you go to Disney you NEVER get to see & do it all! 

For months I secretly planned our adventures. I would have made Julie the Cruise Director so proud!  As the days got closer I didn’t think I would be able to keep the surprise from my family, but somehow I did.  As the clock inched closer I finally did the big reveal … Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage!

As if I don’t love fireworks enough, having a daughter born on the 4th of July just puts me in a league of my own. There is no better fireworks display then seeing Tinkerbell flying down to start the show high atop Magic Kingdom. How could Disney top that...haa silly question it’s Disney!

The launch is from the beautiful Contemporary Resort. Before you set sail, there is bountiful treasure to make it even more special! Candy gold coins, cake, cookies with lots of tasty matey drinks. Once you get your share of the loot you make your way over to a special photo shoot with Captain Hook & Mister Smee! Then its time to “walk the plank” to your pirate ship. As you head over to the Seven Seas Lagoon to anchor up, your Captain will help everyone get to know their crew mates in your best pirate voice! Before you know it’s time for the show! This is truly an experience that words cannot describe.  From the perfect view to the accompanying music piped in, you feel closer then ever to the show. It is a moment in time that I looked around at my husband & daughters and made sure to make a mental image and lock it down into the vault as a memory I will have a lifetime. 

Once the finale knocks your socks off, it’s time to head back to shore...Is it a quiet boring ride back?? Oh not at all!  The fun continues. The Captain will test his crew’s Disney trivia that would make Walt himself have to think a minute! For every fact you get right a pirate prize for you!!!

You are just about to dock when all of a sudden the Electrical Water Pageant appears.  If you have never had the good fortune to see this it is a MUST! I had not seen this spectacle since 1976. It definitely lived up to the magical memory I had of it as a child!

So now you think all the fun is done… you are docking. And of course one last surprise! Who is there to greet you… no one other then Peter Pan himself!!!! As you walk the plank back to the safety of shore it is time for you to have your photo shoot with Peter!!!

I can not say enough great things about this once in a lifetime adventure except I am planning on making it a TWICE in a lifetime experience!

Carin V. is "Mom" to 2 beautiful daughters, Nicole (23) and Meadow (10) and this June she will celebrate 25 years of marriage to her husband, Frank.  She is originally from South Jersey, but relocated to the Virginia Beach area for work in 2000 and since then, her Mom, Sister, and Sister and law and their families have also moved to the area and they all work together at the same firm!  Carin enjoys Pinterest and of course ANYTHING Disney!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to go! Great article, thanks for the great idea!

Unknown said...

Great article, Carin!

Unknown said...

We did this cruise too and it was a blast! Definitely worth it