The Pirates League at Walt Disney World

One of my favorite aspects of a Walt Disney World vacation are the extra experiences available to guests looking for more than rides and characters. There are so many to choose from whether it’s a park game like Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom or a fireworks dessert party. There’s always something to “plus” your vacation, as Walt used to say. This past spring my family enjoyed one of these “extras”; The Pirates League at the Magic Kingdom!

The Pirates League, located in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland inside the Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction store, is a makeover experience for children ages 3 and up (available for adults as well). There are various packages for both boys and girls that can turn your little one into Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates, the nefarious Captain Hook, a sparkling mermaid, and more. Not to mention a pirate naming ceremony and access to a secret treasure room!

The process begins with a special ceremony to determine your child’s pirate name. This is a fun start to the experience where you are led into the amazingly themed and decorated salon and your child is given a chance to turn a treasure chest connected to a ship’s wheel, to roll a pair of dice. The number your child rolls is then connected with their birthday to determine their moniker for the high seas!

Your party is then taken to the parlor area where they are transformed into the pirate (or mermaid) of their choice with the use of makeup and costume accessories. The number of accessories and makeup is determined by the package you purchased. Once their physical transformation is complete, they are made to take “The Pirate Oath” where they solemnly swear to uphold the ideals of a pirate.

After the makeover, your newly anointed pirate is led to a secret treasure room where they are given a skeleton key and allowed to access a special treasure chest. I won’t spoil that for you, you’ll have to see what the treasure is for yourself! Finally on your way out your child is given a wonderfully decorated certificate with their new pirate name and “The Pirate Oath”.

We were absolutely blown away with the level of attention and the amount of time they took with our son. The Cast Members were kind, attentive, silly and made sure our son felt comfortable and enjoyed the whole process. Not to mention that for the rest of the day my son was greeted as a pirate by almost all the cast members we encountered. He still talks about the experience frequently, and it will stay with my family as one of the best memories from our Walt Disney World vacations.

Here is a current list of the makeover options. All prices, package components, and information are subject to change without notice. Costume selection and sizing may vary. Annual Passholders receive a 20% discount at this location.

The Jake and the Never Land Pirates Package – $39.95

  • Jake facial effect
  • Captain Jake hat
  • Sword and sheath (The Pirates League logo sash)
  • The Pirates League bag
  • Unique pirate coin necklace

The Jake and the Never Land Pirates Deluxe Package – $54.95

  • Jake facial effect
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates costume T-shirt (youth sizes only)
  • Captain Jake hat
  • Sword and sheath (The Pirates League logo sash)
  • The Pirates League bag
  • Unique pirate coin necklace

The First Mate Package – $44.95

  • Facial makeup and hair to become Ghosted Pirate, Zombie, Captain Hook, Blackbeard or Black Eyed Jack
  • Sword and sheath (The Pirates League logo sash)
  • Reversible bandana
  • Earring and eye patch
  • The Pirates League bag
  • Temporary pirate tattoo
  • Unique pirate coin necklace
  • Pirate’s key
  • Official pirate name
  • Personalized pirate oath

The Captain Hook Deluxe Package – $99.95

  • Captain Hook costume (youth sizes only)
  • Captain Hook facial makeup and hair
  • Sword and sheath (The Pirates League logo sash)
  • Reversible bandana
  • Earring and eye patch
  • The Pirates League bag
  • Temporary pirate tattoo
  • Unique pirate coin necklace
  • Pirate’s key
  • Toy hook

The Empress Package – $44.95

  • Vibrant makeup, lip gloss, nail polish, and face gem
  • Sword and sheath (The Pirates League logo sash)
  • Reversible bandana
  • Earring and eye patch
  • The Pirates League bag
  • Temporary pirate tattoo
  • Unique pirate coin necklace
  • Pirate’s key
  • Official empress name
  • Personalized pirate oath

The Mermaid Package – $44.95

  • Luminous mermaid makeup and makeup palette and nail polish
  • Mermaid hairstyle and color-changing hair clip
  • Distinctive mermaid necklace
  • Mermaid sash
  • Mermaid bracelet

The Mermaid Deluxe Package – $84.95

  • Mermaid costume (youth sizes only)
  • Luminous mermaid makeup and makeup palette and nail polish
  • Mermaid hairstyle and color-changing hair clip
  • Distinctive mermaid necklace
  • Mermaid sash
  • Mermaid bracelet

Skulls & Scurry Package – $18.95

  • Sword and sheath (The Pirates League logo sash)
  • Unique pirate coin necklace
  • “Scar” facial effect

Scurry Glam Package – $24.95

  • Sword and sheath (The Pirates League logo sash)
  • Unique pirate coin necklace
  • Glam makeup, lip gloss and face gem

Reservations are accepted 180 days prior and are highly recommended. A credit card is required to reserve and a fee of $10 per person will be charged for all no-shows or if a reservation is canceled within 24 hours of the scheduled time. Your credit card will not be charged before your visit. The make-overs vary in time but you should plan to set aside at least 45 minutes and arrive 15 minutes before your reservation time.

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