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Posted: June 03, 2003 6:37 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

I just tried to book the Pirate Cruise that sails from the Grand Floridian on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Michael was interested in this, but we can't do it for this coming trip when we'll be at WDW starting in 10 days because is was all booked up for that week.

I'd say this probably is harder to get into than a Cinderella's Royal Table breakfast because it is only offered 3 days a week with 10 kids maximum per cruise.

So my tip is, if you're interested in it, book as early as possible!
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Posted: June 09, 2003 9:34 am/pm Quote

My son loved this!  I had no problems booking, but there were more than 10 kids on this trip!

You should check when you get there!  On the day my son went, I know that there were at least 2 cancellations.

Here's my son before getting on the "Ship" :pirate:


Aarrrgg!


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Posted: June 10, 2003 11:57 am/pm Quote

That pic is adorable. :hearts:

Love the pirate face! :pirate:


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Posted: June 10, 2003 2:02 am/pm Quote

I booked this for a client last year.  It is indeed hard to get.  I tried for months to get it and finally they had a cancellation.  They were absolutely thrilled that I was able to get it for them!  

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Posted: June 10, 2003 2:26 am/pm Quote

Quote (Tinas Travel @ June 10, 2003 11:57 am/pm)
That pic is adorable. :hearts:

Love the pirate face! :pirate:

Thanks!  I think so too  :blush2:

I guess I must have lucked out when booking.  I got him in on the day that I requested.  And like I said earlier, they book more than 10 kids.  There were at least 20 on this trip.

Maybe it depends on the season?


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Posted: June 14, 2003 4:06 am/pm Quote

What do the kids do?  Any approximation on cost?  What age groups would enjoy it...I have a 6 and 8 year old?

Thanks for the info!! :)  :)  :)


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Posted: June 15, 2003 10:41 am/pm Quote

andymattmom,

Your boys will love it.  The age range is 3-13.

When they arrive, they suite up in their pirate hat (with mickey ears) and life vest.  They board the boat at the Grand Floridian and set sail to the various resort beaches along 7 seas lagoon (Poly, Contemporary, WL, Fort Wilderness).  At each beach, they find peices of the "treasure map".  They find the treasure at Ft. Wilderness.  

While they split up the loot, they have lunch (PB&J, juice, rice krispy treat).

The cost is $25.00.  YOu drop them off and pick them up 2 hours later.

My son had a blast!


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Posted: June 22, 2003 7:49 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Beth!
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When they arrive, they suite up in their pirate hat (with mickey ears) and life vest.

Do they get to keep the mouse-eared pirate hat?


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Posted: June 22, 2003 1:53 am/pm Quote

Yep!  He got to keep it.  :pirate:

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Posted: July 13, 2003 12:03 am/pm Quote

Pirate Cruise for kids at WDW

:pirate: Argh! Beth / Liv2CdWorld mentioned here about more pictures she has of this kids' event. You can see the pictures here

Here's all the details I've found about this event:

The pirate cruise is for kids only (no parents allowed) and there are two or three CMs supervising the group. At least one CM on the "pirate ship" (er, Pontoon Boat) is a fully-trained lifeguard and Red Cross trained in CPR. The kids must keep the life preserver on the entire two hours of the excursion (which can get kind of hot during summer months) but go in that boat for 2 hours leaving the Grand Floridian and then explore for "treasure" at the Polynesian, Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge, as well as - - get this - - the old Discovery Island! Yes! The island which was originally called "Treasure Island" is being used again on this pirate excursion! How cool is that? This is according to a trip report by a parent of one of the kids who did it, posted to r.a.d.p., and I'm checking to see if that is still one of the stops on the trip. There are some trip reports that say they only stop at the beaches at the Polynesian and Contemporary, however...

They get to keep the "treasure" they find as well as the pirate bandanna hat which has built-in mouse ears.

It isn't offered every day of the week and the size of the "pirate crew" is limited, so call Disney reservations and check with them if you want to have any of your kids take part in this on your upcoming trip. Michael has already told me to try to book him for this again (it was full every day for our last trip) for when we'll be there in October, but we won't be there on those 3 days, so it will have to wait for our next trip.

Note that the Pirate Cruise was down for a rehab in 2002 from October 14th to the 31st, so it may also be down that time this year (who knows?).
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