In the last few months, I’ve covered things to do inside and outside Magic Kingdom and the other Walt Disney World theme parks if you love pirates. Today is the last post in that series, and it focuses on the Disney resorts. Normally, my lists include things to do in a day, but since you can’t spend the night in more than one hotel at a time, this might have to be a themed weekend with resort-hopping.
Here are three things do in Walt Disney World resorts if you love pirates.
1. Pirate Rooms in Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
You might expect a Disney resort with “Caribbean” in its name to have some piratey connections, and you won’t be disappointed at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. A few years ago, some rooms were converted to a pirate theme, complete with beds that look like pirate ships. Even the curtain that separates the room from the bathroom area has a skull on it. Unfortunately, I’ve never stayed in one of these rooms, so I don’t have any pictures to show you, but you can see some on the Disney website.
In addition to the pirate rooms, the pool at Caribbean Beach also has a pirate theme. It’s quite elaborate. Check out the photos over on the DIS.
2. Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach Club and Yacht Club Resorts
If you’ve been to Disney’s BoardWalk area, you’ve probably seen Stormalong Bay, whether or not you knew what it was. It’s the pool area shared by Disney’s Beach Club and Yacht Club Resorts, and in fact, it’s more of a waterpark than a pool. The item of interest for pirate fans is a giant shipwreck that serves as an entrance to two waterslides.
3. Me Pirate Adventure In-Room Experience
If you’re looking for a piratey experience in addition to a piratey atmosphere, you can arrange for Me Pirate Adventure in any Disney resort. It’s pricey ($395) but sure to be unforgettable. Here’s the description from Disney Floral & Gifts:
“When you come back to your Walt Disney World® Resort room, you’ll find a mysterious door banner featuring a glowing pirate eye and the word “Beware!” Now, you know for sure there’s mischief afoot. Inside, next to an eerie, red-eyed skull is a note from Captain Jack that sets you on a quest. This and other pirate gear provide just what you need to live the life of a buccaneer. So, dig into your pirate sack and follow the riddles to Captain Jack’s chest…and…if you are a worthy crew, the treasure inside will be yours.”
If that adventure is a bit out of reach, Disney Floral & Gifts also offers a number of other packages (priced from $59 and up) that you can order to surprise the pirate-lovers in your life.
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For the full in-room piratey experience, you’ll want to stay at Caribbean Beach. You have to be a guest at Beach Club or Yacht Club to swim at Stormalong Bay, but anyone can walk by and take photos, so you could choose to stay at Caribbean Beach and just walk over to Stormalong Bay while you’re visiting the BoardWalk. Or, you could stay at Caribbean Beach one night and then move over to Yacht Club or Beach Club. Bell services will transfer your luggage for you, so moving shouldn’t be too stressful if you just don’t unpack that much! Wherever you stay, you can arrange for Me Pirate Adventure or another in-room experience from Disney Floral & Gifts.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this series of pirate-related posts. Here are the posts about pirates in the parks in case you missed them:
5 Things to Do in Magic Kingdom If You Love Pirates
5 Things to Do in Walt Disney World (Outside of Magic Kingdom) If You Love Pirates