Do you love watching the magical fireworks display above Cinderella’s Castle? Looking to experience the magic in an entirely new way? Walt Disney World offers its guest another memorable experience just outside the entrance of Magic Kingdom with its Pirates and Pals Fireworks Cruise.
Pirates and Pals Fireworks Cruises launch from the boat docks at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, located just outside the Magic Kingdom and conveniently located on the monorail system. Cruises go out on Fridays through Mondays and are limited to 60 people, so advanced reservations are encouraged. The voyage costs $69 for adults and $41 for children and characters are subject to change without notice.
Your evening starts with light snack and drinks and a visit from Captain Hook and Mr. Smee!!! Once your children get their autographs and pictures with these two, your Captain “Patch” leads you to your boat for Disney trivia, storytelling and laughs. As you cruise the Seven Seas Lagoon, you will get an up close look at the Electrical Water Pageant, a Disney tradition since 1971. Your captain will then guide your boat to a perfect spot on the water to watch “Wishes Nighttime Spectacular” as the color and magic light up the sky above Cinderella’s Castle.
The memorable moments aren’t over yet! Patch will continue the fun by sharing the story of Peter Pan as you return to port. Have your camera ready as there is a special “guest” waiting at the docks to welcome you home from your voyage!
Tressa Krippel – Travel Specialist