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A MAGICal Cruise with Disney: Pirate Deck Party and Buffet

Disney Cruise Lines was one of the first cruise ships to offer fireworks at sea! We were really looking forward to tonight’s Pirates IN the Caribbean deck party. At around 8:30pm we all headed up to Deck 9 to partake in the festivities. There was already music playing and cast members dancing around to get the party started!

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Pirate deck party setup

Maddie was so cute…she was afraid of the loud music and noises, although she really wanted to stay, so she put a blanket over her head and did “earmuffs” for most of the party! She had a great time though!

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Earrmuffs!

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The Pirates in the Caribbean Party was about to begin!

Deck 9 was pretty packed. I’d suggest getting there a little earlier to stake out a spot to get a good view of the stage and fireworks. Deck 10 had great views but it was very windy up there. My flimsy little pirate dress would not stay put in the wind so sadly I was relegated to Deck 9. We found a cozy little spot and got a decent view.

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Waiting for the show to start!

The show began and the characters came out and danced along to the music. It was very cute!

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Dancing characters!

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Raise the roof!…oh wait, there isn’t one!

Here’s a cute video I have of the characters dancing and us at the Pirate Party:

It was fun, and lots of people (mostly kids) were dancing. But where was Mickey?

[?IMG]He was making his grand entrance!

[?IMG]The minute he zip lined down to the stage, the fireworks started!!

[?IMG]It’s hard to capture fireworks on camera so I have a short video of Mickey’s grand entrance and the beginning of the fireworks. They were great! Short, but it’s a cruise, and I never expected to see fireworks on a cruise!

And here’s a video of the fireworks finale. The party keeps going with music and dancing!

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The dancing kept on going after the fireworks…but we had better things to do…

I don’t remember when the party actually ended but we headed back down to change into more comfortable clothes before heading to the special pirate buffet.

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Heading to Cabanas for the Pirate buffet, sans pirate gear!

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The outside of Cabana’s buffet area

Cabanas was set up with pirate decor to fit the theme. Lots of fake skulls, nets, and faux seafood. Too bad because a lobster sounded pretty good about now.

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Pirate buffet decor

There were less items than at the regular buffet, and definitely more snack-ish style treats…tacos, nachos, burrittos, baked potato bar, turkey legs, fruit, and lots of desserts, even a crepe station.

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Food at the Pirate buffet

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Some taquitos

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Turkey legs

The turkey legs are not what you expect…they are baked, not roasted like at the parks, so they didn’t have that nice crusty exterior…so they were kinda meh.

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Dessert offerings

We weren’t super hungry, but we went more to check it out than to eat. I may have eaten a chocolate crepe though…I wouldn’t say it’s a must do, but when on a cruise…well I think a midnight buffet is the ultimate cruise experience!

We were pooped after our long day and a party all night! But we got a good night’s sleep for tomorrow…we’re docking at Disney’s Private Island, Castaway Cay!! The beach is calling…stay tuned…?

Read more about our May 2015 Disney Cruise and Vacation!



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