Disney World Extravagance: Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage

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Updated for 2018!

Looking for something different for your next Disney vacation?

There is no lack of special activities to spend your money on at Disney World. With this extravagant adventure starting at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you’ll meet pirates, eat snacks and watch fireworks. What a combination!

Here’s all you need to know about the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage.

What Do You Get? 


  • Enjoy seafaring party snacks like popcorn and ice cream novelties, hot and cold beverages like such as lemonade and Pirate Punch.
  • Meet Captain Hook and Mr. Smee before the boutiques off.
  • Join the pirate parade to the dock


  • As the boat sets sail, your captain, the roguish pirate Patch, will lead the boat in Disney trivia and singing sea chanteys.
  • Your boat stops at the perfect spot to take in the nightly fireworks extravaganza,  Happily Ever After, up close and personal.
  • Weather and schedule permitting, enjoy a close-up view of the Electrical Water Pageant.


  • Listen as Patch ends the journey with rousing stories of Captain Hook’s escapades
  • A very special surprise guest waits ashore to warmly welcome you back to dry land.

Know Before You Go

Here’s some very important information including experience details, Guest restrictions and cancellation policies.

Advanced Reservations

  • Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 90 days prior to your visit.
  • So you arrive on time, reconfirm the fireworks time 2 weeks prior to your reservation date.
  • Same-day bookings are allowed up to one hour prior to the experience, but only if they are available.


  • Sometimes, evening fireworks may be rescheduled or cancelled, meaning the fireworks portion of the trip are subject to change and not guaranteed.
  • If bad weather occurs, portions of the event may be altered. Call 407-824-3099 after 5:00 PM on the day of your event for a recorded message with more information.
  • The Fireworks Spectacular and Voyage may be changed or cancelled without prior notice due to inclement weather, but it does operate in rain and cold conditions. Umbrellas, ponchos and blankets are not provided, so pay attention to the weather before you arrive.


Event Start Time and Check-in:

  • Arrive 10 minutes before the event time at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Lobby.
  • This event begins one hour prior to the scheduled fireworks time. Please find a Cast Member or check online to confirm the scheduled time for Magic Kingdom fireworks on any given day.
  • Refer to the Contemporary Daily Event Board to be directed to your starting location.

Special Dietary Requests

  • If you have any special dietary requests, please contact our reservation agents to add the note to your reservation by calling (407) 939-7259.

The Boat

  • Each boat accommodates up to 60 Guests. If your party has 13 or more people, please be aware that you may be separated into 2 boats. If traveling with another party on the same night and wish to keep your parties together, please have the reservation agent make a notation.
  • Pirates and Pals Voyage is wheelchair/ECV accessible. Vehicles can be driven directly onto the ships via a ramp. Guests have the option to transfer out of their chair onto a bench on the boat or remain in the wheelchair/ECV at their leisure. If you are traveling with these needs, please contact our reservations agents to add the reservation note by calling (407) 934-7639.

Other Details

  • Characters, menu items, pricing and hours are subject to change without notice.
  • You will forfeit the entire price of your tour if you do not attend or cancel within 2 days of your reservation.

The Price

Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage costs $72 for adults and $43 for children. 

Guests under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult ages 18 or older. Guests will not be charged for infants two years of age or younger, but you must include them in your party size/mix on the reservation.

Our Tips

Unlike other events that require theme park admission tickets, this one takes place at the Contemporary Resort, so you are just paying a fee to attend, not a ticket price to get in a park plus an additional ticket fee. That makes this an excellent idea for a day when you are relaxing without using park tickets. Relax by the pool in the morning early afternoon, maybe even take a nap, and then get ready for your voyage. While some families can go sun up to sun down the entire trip, many families need a break, and this might be just the adventure you’re looking for on an off night.

Guests celebrating a special events like family reunions, birthdays or anniversaries will also get special recognition, so this would make a great idea for a special occasion celebration. 

Arrive well before the start time and go resort hopping around the monorail loop. Since dinner is not included with your event fee, grab a counter service meal, or even a character meal if you want to splurge, at one of the restaurants. 

When you look at cost of tickets per day, $72 for adults and $43 for children wouldn’t be regarded as a bargain. If this is your first trip, or one of your first trips, this may not be ideal for your family. I’d pick Disney theme parks over a boat ride with fireworks any day. But if you’ve been there and done that, or would enjoy attending a special event, the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage is priced lower than many other extra ticket events at Disney World, and this one requires no park tickets. 

Thanks or stopping by, and we’ll see you dressed like a pirate, talking like a pirate, headed down the dock at the Contemporary Resort…

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