We had booked the boys in for Captain Jack (The First Mate Package) and Jake (Jake and the Neverland Pirates Package).
When we arrived, Mr. K decided that he did not want to proceed. He was wearing his Jake and the Neverland Pirates Sweater, so he said that he didn't need to be Jake, he already was. We didn't force him to do it (although I was sad that he had changed his mind) and we went ahead with Mr. J.
Originally we weren't going to buy a costume, so I had made one at home (I cut black sweat pants and had a black t-shirt inside out, as well as a red sash to tie around his waist). When we arrived, he decided he did want a costume - until he tried it on....once he tried it on, it wasn't the most comfortable material, and Mr. J is very sensitive to texture - so we stuck with our home made version (and it actually suited him much better)
He got to spin the ship wheel 3 times, and was given the pirate name of Captain Geoffrey Shipmonk (he wasn't too fond of the name, and wanted us to call him Captain Jack instead).
|receiving his tattoo|
|adding a scar|
|reciting the pirate oath|
|Photo Credit: Disney PhotoPass Photographer|
Thoughts on Pirates League:
- It's an amazing experience for the kids; I actually contemplated doing it as well, and I think next trip I will do it with them!
- Book in advance - although you can walk in and request an appointment, you are not guaranteed to get one. If you book in advance, you can also make an early morning appointment, allowing them to be in costume for the majority of the day!
- Bring your own costume, and it will cut the cost down
- although, with the First Mate Package you get the make up, bandana, eye patch, earring, sash and sword - a costume completes the look, but isn't necessary
- Have your camera handy, but don't worry if you don't. The PhotoPass photographer does a great job at capturing the final look!
- Be prepared to get stopped in the park....a lot. Pretty much everywhere we went we had people commenting on how great he looked, and asking us where to get it done.
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