Wait...it's not talk like a Pirate Day yet...so, why am I talking so funny? Because Disney is now offering a way for you to get your Pirate on!
Disney is going to be offering a new option, close in design to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, but geared, mostly towards boys...all themed around the Pirates franchise.
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This attraction, known as the Pirate League, will take place at the Magic Kingdom, in Adventureland, right in the gift shop of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, in the former House of Treasure Room. The Adventure begins June 29th.
So, how will the whole process work?
Guests will check in and receive their very own pirate name. From there, guests will then go to get their Pirate booty...which will vary from eye patches, to beards, to scars, earrings, and of course, the ever important sword!
From there, pirates to be will go and take the Pirate oath, making them an "official" pirate and of course, they will receive their pirate portrait as well.
This option is available for not just boys, but girls will get their own version of the make-over and there is even an adult option as well.
There will be 3 pirate packages available:
- First Mate Package ($49.95 plus tax) – bandanna, choice of facial effects (scars, tattoos, fake teeth, earring and eye patch), sword and sheath, pirate coin necklace, one 5x7 photo and personalized pirate oath.
- Empress Package ($49.95 plus tax) – bandanna, shimmering makeup ( face gem, tattoos, nail polish, earring and eye patch), sword and sheath, pirate coin necklace, one 5x7 photo and personalized pirate oath.
- Captains Package ($124.95 plus tax) – choice of costume/outfit from selection, choice of facial effects (scars, tattoos, fake teeth, earring and eye patch), sword and sheath, pirate coin necklace, three 5x7 photos and personalized pirate oath.
You can't get your pirate on quite yet though. Bookings go live May 11 and you can call (407) WDW-CREW (That's 407-939-2739) to reserve your time.
So, this wouldn't be me without giving my opinion...so what do I think?
I love it!
I love that they are finally giving some sort of good option for boys. All too often they seem to only cater to the female sector, with princesses everywhere. But this, I think this is going to go over so well, as the boys really have been under-represented lately. Parents have been looking for ways to make trips special when you have boys and I think this may just be the ticket.
I can't wait to see the little pirates all over WDW, much like you see the beautiful princesses. And the great thing is, adults can take part in the fun too, if they wanted.
So, good job Disney. I think this is definitely a step in the right direction, as boys take WDW vacations too! Now, if only they could start working on a boy version of a character meal and I think they'd be set!
But until the shop opens, I'll just have to Pirate it up here and keep the pirate mayhem going by myself...
Where's the rum when you need it?