Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage: Disney World Fireworks Viewing Locations


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Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage: Disney World Fireworks Viewing Locations

The highlight of any trip to Walt Disney World, in my opinion, is watching the nightly fireworks, Wishes, at the Magic Kingdom. There are lots of places to enjoy the show, from Main Street USA to the different resorts surrounding the park, but one of my most favorite spots is from a boat in the middle of Bay Lake. That’s right, while at Walt Disney World you can take a voyage with your friends and family and a seaworthy Captain on the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Cruise.

What to Expect

Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage: Disney World Fireworks Viewing LocationsYour voyage begins at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where, upon checking in with the crew, you will be given a large bandana that you must wear at all times. There’s also all kinds of fun crafts for the young buckaroos to do while you wait for your Captain. In the meantime  you can also partake of lots of yummy “booty” from popcorn, pretzels and cotton candy to cookies and cake. There’s also my personal favorite Disney snack…Ice Cream! All of the goodies can be washed down with lemonade, sodas, hot coffee and tea. And make sure to grab a handful of the gold doubloons scattered around the room in various treasure chests! (P.S. They’re chocolate)  Don’t forget to bring your autograph books because you’ll be given a chance to meet the greatest Captain to ever sail  to Neverland, and one of my favorite characters, Captain Hook! He is joined by his ever loyal First Mate, Mr. Smee. I must admit I was a bit giddy to meet them both!

12810131_10206507620263887_621138370_oSoon, you will be joined by two able pirates who will take you on your voyage. They will separate the new recruits into two different “crews.” One of the youngest members of the bunch will then get to carry the flag down to the vessels and you will hop on board  your assigned boat. Once there you will head out onto Bay Lake to a prime viewing location. As you sail, your pirates will regale you with lots of tales and jokes. You’ll also get the chance to win some awesome pirate prizes by answering Disney trivia!

Electrical Water Pageant

Along the way to your destination you will get the chance to see something that some Disney visitors may not even know about….Electrical Water Pageant. The Pageant is a floating parade made up of barges with colored lights in the shape of things like an octopus, dolphins, a sea monster and King Triton. There are also lots of patriotic themed “floats” as well. It’s a nice little bit of history that began in 1971 and continues today.

Once you’ve seen the Pageant your skipper will take you a little bit farther to a great spot to see the main event… Wishes! The lights on the boats will be turned off and the music  will be piped in so that you won’t miss out on the goose bump inducing tunes that play along with the fireworks. It truly is a great way to witness the show. You will even be able to spot Tinkerbell as she makes her pre fireworks flight.

Peter Pan

Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage: Disney World Fireworks Viewing LocationsAfter the show the Pirates will head back to the Contemporary to disembark. The littlest crew members who did not win a prize will be given a souvenir as they leave the boat.  AND it’s not over yet! Once you arrive on the dock a special visitor will be waiting for you… the one and only Peter Pan! Truly, our interaction with Peter is one of my top 10 meet and greets. He made such a big deal of my son’s red hair and how they were both gingers  that it made my kiddo smile like you wouldn’t believe and warmed this Mama’s heart.  I’m fairly certain I cried, but then I cry at Disney a lot!

I can honestly say that the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Cruise is a memory that my family will never forget!


It is recommended that you check in 10 minutes prior to the event time which typically takes place an hour before the fireworks.


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Mandi is a wife, Mom of 3, writer, creator of WaltExpress.com, and self-proclaimed Disney nerd. She loves to travel to Disney Destinations and blog about her magical experiences so she can share all the tips, tricks and tidbits she picks up during her travel. She and her family visit Disney World several times a year and she is always in the know when something new is happening and she shares it here first! Mandi also works as an online consultant by empowering women to be all they can be in all aspects of their life. You can find her at www.AmandaMiddleton.me

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