If you’re headed for a day at the Magic Kingdom you can be sure of one thing – it will get crowded in the afternoon. Lines become longer while tempers become shorter, and this mixture can put a damper on the most magical day. So when the crowds begin to pour down Main Street, U.S.A, I like to take advantage of the interactive games found throughout the Magic Kingdom.
While I love battling the villains in Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom, this too can become over-crowded, so I head to Adventureland and join everyone’s favorite pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow in A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the Seven Seas. This well themed, immersive interactive game features physical props and piratical narrations that lead Guests through a quest to find lost treasure, all within the wildest of lands, Adventureland.
To begin a treasure hunting journey, Guests must stop at the old Cartography Shop (and main pirate headquarters) near Golden Oak Outpost called The Crow’s Nest. Here at the pirate headquarters, the high sea adventure begins by utilizing a Magic Band or talisman (a nautical star fish shaped RFID card) to access the first mission.
There are five different adventures to choose from and each adventure lasts about 20 to 30 minutes with beautifully detailed maps (which you can keep!), a unique story line, and hidden locations throughout Adventureland.
- Heads You Lose – Help Captain Barbossa steal the Treasure of the Pacific
- Guardian’s Curse – A cunning adventure that includes an evil captain, daunting perils, and treasure
- Haven Defense – Help collect mystical ingredients to invoke powerful piratical spell
- A King’s Ransom – Slyly work to steal the Treasure of the Arctic
- Blackbeard – Battle the most infamous pirate of all, Blackbeard, to obtain the magical Treasure of the Mediterranean
Next time the crowds at Magic Kingdom are a little overwhelming or the queues at your favorite attraction feel a little too long, head over to Adventureland and enlist with Captain Jack Sparrow and his ragged crew!
(Photos from the author’s personal collection.)
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