Description And Comments

Similar to Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure at Epcot, A Pirate’s Adventure features interactive areas with physical props and narrations that lead guests through a quest to find lost treasure, all within Adventureland.

Guests begin their journey at an old Cartography Shop near Golden Oak Outpost—this is the central hub for adventurers helping to locate missing treasure. Groups of up to six people are given a talisman (a RFID card) that will help them on their journey. The talisman activates a video screen that assigns your group to one of five different missions. Your group is then given a map and sent off to find your first location.

Once at the location, one member of the party touches the talisman to the symbol at the station, and the animation begins. Each adventure has four or five stops throughout Adventureland, and each stop contains 30–45 seconds of activity. No strategy or action is required: Watch what unfolds on the screen, get your next destination, and head off.

We like how well each station integrates into its surroundings, and how the stations’ artifacts and props tie together the attraction and movie storylines. If you’re not yet convinced to play, stand in Adventureland and watch the faces of the kids playing when they do something that triggers smoke, noise, or other effects. A Pirate’s Adventure also serves as a good introduction to other interactive games, such as Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom.

A Maryland mom writes:

The very best thing we did with our 4-year-old was A Pirates’ Adventure. It was incredible. Located in its own building next to the arch in Adventureland, it was five scavenger hunts—we did all of them and it took 2 hours—our most fun 2 hours at the park! It’s high-tech, magical, imaginative, active, and individualized. And you can keep the beautiful maps!

And from a New York City reader:

We highly recommend that families check out the Pirate’s Adventure scavenger hunt at MK. Our girls (age 9) had a blast and were eager to complete all five stages of the journey. The maps were a fun challenge for them (easy enough to be just fun, but [challenging enough to] give them a sense that they were accomplishing something) and the surprises at each stage were lots of fun for all of us. The only caution I would add is that you should try to take part when there aren’t too many other people participating. Waiting in line behind another group took the fun out of the excitement of finding a stop and seeing what happened when we activated it.

Touring Tips

The effects are better at night. While we think everyone should try A Pirate’s Adventure, it isn’t a must if time is tight.

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