Feeling a bit pirate-y? If you have children between the ages of 4-12, they can embark on a wonderful pirate adventure cruise shipping from the Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World.
Our boys have gone on two of these adventures over the years and have had a blast both times.
The first adventure took place in late summer of 2006, when our two oldest were able to make the voyage. We surprised them with the trip and although at first they had no clue what to expect, they both came back with huge smiles on their faces afterward. They were about 7 & 5 years old at the time. Our second littlest did not make the age cutoff, but was surprised with a Mickey pirate bandanna of his own at the end of the trip. (Disney magic at its best!)
The second adventure took place just last summer, when all the boys fell in the age range (11,8, 6 and 4)to take part. A few minor changes (no more Mickey pirate ears!), but still a grand adventure for all. Since all four boys made it this time, we were able to do a monorail resort hop during their voyage and enjoyed a little shopping and quiet down time at the end of a very crazed week of park touring.
Now-ish (May 2010)
Then (Aug/Sept 2006)
And some other pics from both adventures...
Although there were a few changes in the pirate ship (good), pirate booty, and pirate attire...they were both grand experiences with memories for the boys that they will always remember!